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Best books for frugal cooking

Looking for frugal cooking tips and tricks? These cookbooks are the best books to pull off the shelf. From using your own produce, buying cheaper cuts of meats all the way to stretching meals further, we can’t recommend these enough! This post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission at no extra […]

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Bulk pork example of half hog for freezer

Here’s a half hog order for a family in January of 2022. Half hogs are great for a family of two, and they will easily fit in a freezer above a fridge if it were empty. Just know, everyone’s biggest piece of feedback from a half hog is that they wish they’d claimed a whole. […]

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Whole Hog Purchase Example from Pleasant Grove Homestead

Processing in January 2022, this pork order filled a families freezer with a variety of high qualify pork for less than $4.52 per pound! Listed is an example of a family of four who wants to avoid grocery store meat at all costs. Processed in August, they wanted a variety of grilling options like Iowa […]

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Example of high quality bulk pork cuts ordered from local farm

Example #2 from April 2022 showcases a large variety of cuts from a whole hog. This was a families first experience ordering a whole hog and it perfectly fit into a 5 cubic foot freezer!  If you start getting lost in the lingo, be sure to read our post “Cuts of Pork from a whole […]

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Cuts of Pork from a whole hog

You did it! You ordered your first whole hog. Now the anxiety sets in about how you’ll know what to order to fill your freezer with your very own, customized bulk pork. This post will alleviate any worries and ensure you know exactly what cuts of pork from a whole hog you should be asking […]

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Whole Hog Example #3

This family with 2 young kiddos was happy to fill their freezer with delicious pork– so happy they placed an order for a half hog worth the brats and bacon the day after picking up this hog from the locker!  Hanging Weight: 160 poundsPrice paid to Pleasant Grove Homestead: $320 ($2 per pound of hanging […]

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Where to buy a Whole or Half Hog

Finding where to buy whole or half hog can seem overwhelming, but we are here to help you find the best pork in Iowa! In this post we cover who to pay and the cost involved with buying a whole or half hog! Pleasant Grove Homestead (PGH) offers high quality whole and half hogs. Raised […]