Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 virus, we are experiencing a high demand at the farm. We are doing our very best to restock our products as fast as possible. We appreciate your patience and support through these tough times. EVERY SATURDAY, from 9-11, we will be offering ON-FARM pickup UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to the temporary […]
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A History of Our Traditions
I have to admit: I love a good theme. And when I say “a good theme,” I don’t mean something like…blue. Blue is a color scheme, yes. A perfectly lovely one! But it’s not a THEME. A theme is something that permeates the whole party or event, where each little touch somehow ties back to […]
That Sweet, Smoky Taste: BBQ Chicken
Can you smell it? That distinctive scent: a hot, comforting, charcoal-tinged haze of smoke in the air and on the breeze. It’s the scent of summer. And it’s finally here! What’s the best thing you can do with a charcoal (or gas; we don’t discriminate) grill? The answer is two words. Two crispy, delicious, succulent […]
Mother’s Day Brunch
While we don’t have scientific proof of this, we feel pretty confident making this statement: The most popular day of the year for brunch is Mother’s Day. Brunch: breakfast + lunch = one of our favorite meals. It’s savory, it’s sweet, it’s incredibly filling because you’re eating for TWO meals…it’s the best. And if you […]
Happy Spring! It’s time to turn our thoughts to April showers, May flowers, and the Easter holiday that is fast approaching! When it comes to Easter, we’ve usually focused on the delicious meals families often make to celebrate the holiday. Ham and lamb are both great choices for entertaining a crowd and we stand by […]
We all know how to describe our food, right? Chocolate is sweet. Lemons are sour. Fresh cranberries are bitter. French fries are salty. These words are part of our everyday vocabulary, and these basic tastes make up the language we use to both create our meals and recipes and talk about our food. But did […]
It’s Going to Be an Amazing Year
Some of our best friends are Pigs. Not the rolling-around-in-the-mud kind (but, okay, yes, we love those, too) or the always-has-Doritos-crumbs-on-their-shirt-even-when-they-haven’t-even-been-eating-Doritos kind, but the Chinese zodiac kind. In this case, “pigs” refers to those who were born during a Chinese zodiac Year of the Pig. The Chinese zodiac goes through a twelve year cycle, and […]
Raising Future Farmers, One Lamb at a Time
With the holiday season at an end, it can be easy to fall into a bit of a rut while we wait for Spring to come. But while we may be in the depths of winter right now, there is something glorious on the horizon to look forward to, and that something is LAMB. Sheep […]
Let’s Kick Things Up This Year
Tradition. It’s a word that looms large in many families. Cries of, “But what do you mean you added HERBS to the mashed potatoes?” can echo through the halls at the merest hint that something about the holidays Might Change. But you know what? This year, we say to those fervent traditionalists: We’re doing things […]
Game Time: The Thanksgiving Countdown
Okay, guys. It’s Game Time. We’re in the Thanksgiving Countdown. It’s time to get serious about how we’re going to play this. The most important step is done. You’ve got your free-range, non-GMO turkey already ordered and you’ve already determined how you’re going to cook that luscious bird. (Right? If not, click here.) Time to […]
Henrietta for Mayor! An Interview with a Chicken
Thanks for joining us today. We’re talking with Henrietta, a non-GMO pastured chicken, who is running for Pasture Mayor and passionate about being the main course for your dinner. Interviewer: Thanks for taking a moment to invite me into your coop to talk about why everyday Americans should choose chicken for dinner. You are a […]
Let’s Talk Turkey
What is it about turkey? Just saying the word conjures Norman Rockwell-style images of smiling faces clustered around a table laden with a holiday feast that stars a beautifully roasted turkey. I mean, obviously Norman forgot to paint the moments where the kids argue over who gets a drumstick and a heated debate breaks out […]
Throw Out the Dried Stuff—Cook with Fresh Herbs!
Fresh herbs can jazz up your cooking all year round, but the height of summer’s bounty— that would be right now!—is the perfect time to take advantage of the many flavorful herbs that are literally bursting from the ground. Why Cook with Fresh Herbs? Adding fresh herbs to your recipe is sure to result in […]
13 TIPS TO BECOME THE ULTIMATE FARMERS MARKET STAR SHOPPER
1. HUG Your Farmer Try to be friendly with the vendors – a little bit goes a long way. Engage with them, ask questions. If customers let farmers know what they are looking for, they will go out of their way to try to meet your expectations. If you place your orders ahead or […]
Honeybees …More Than the Average, Garden Variety Insect
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee. And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. –Emily Dickinson So, I hate to start things off by saying Emily Dickinson—nature lover, visionary, and poet extraordinaire—was wrong. But…well…Emily Dickinson was wrong. Like, completely wrong. Honeybees […]
Tips from Top Chefs!!!
Every family has its “thing.” Some families are bikers. Some are bowlers. Some are gardeners. As for this family…we’re chefs. Every single one of us. That’s a lot of cooks in the kitchen! When things get unruly, though, and everyone thinks we should make the potatoes their way, Tryg steps in, flaunts his snazzy degree […]
Spring Extravaganza: The HAM Season
Welcome, Spring! As we emerge from the bleak depths of winter, the arrival of spring brings with it budding flowers, greening grass, and the perfect occasion to eat one of our favorite meats…ham! Ham is a great main course for entertaining and a classic choice for the Easter holiday. Ham is also a versatile option […]
The Glories of Lamb
Lamb is amazing. And if you can’t pinpoint the last time you enjoyed a plate of this tender, versatile, and healthy meat…well, then it’s been way too long. Lucky for you, it’s lamb season! And we’re taking orders now to set you up with a supply of delicious meat that will last…well, probably not all […]
Grass-Fed Bones, Broth & Berkshire Pork Tenderloin– CRAZY JANUARY SALES
Bone Broth Basics
It’s that time of year… and we’ve got major cravings for cold-weather comfort foods, like soups and stews. What is it, exactly, that makes those comfort foods so…well, comforting? To answer that, we look right to the most essential ingredient of any soup or stew: bone broth. What’s bone broth? Glad you asked! Bone broth […]
Holiday Meats: Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef and More!
For many, if not most of us, our choice of holiday meat is determined by one thing: Tradition. Who among us is brave enough to defy years, or even decades, of family tradition by saying, “Eh…we’re not doing ham this Christmas.” Not us! But just because ham (or turkey or roast beef) is ALWAYS the […]
Salt, Salt, or Salt?
Are all salts created equal? We love salt. It’s one of those things every kitchen has. We clean with it, cook with it, and even throw it over our shoulder. But with the variety of salts available to us today, we get the question a lot: Are all salts created equal? The easy answer is […]
How To Cook Grass-Fed Beef – Summer School
Whether you are foodie, seasoned home cook, celebrity chef, paleo dieter, or a health & environmentally conscious consumer, this is information that you need. This is particularly pertinent information for customers who are trying grass-fed beef for the first time. Old rules do not apply. We consider it a true CRIME to overcook Grass-Fed Beef!! […]
A Slicing Knife…you need one because?
Some reluctant person always gets called upon to do the slicing at the Holiday table. Whether it is Turkey, Lamb, Ham, or Roast Beef, most everyone shies aways from this high visibility job. Often times the results are lopsided, haphazard slices, causing all at the table to divert their glances and change the directions of […]
Myths About Meat – Test Your IQ
April Fools Day is just around the corner and we want to debunk some common misconceptions about the cooking of meat and poultry. Some may be labeled as “wives tales,” but some may have come factual basis. . Experts have debunked several common misconceptions.No more FOOLING AROUND, let’s see how you score 1. Searing meat […]
10 Grilling Tips to become a PRO on the Grill
1. Toss your ancient, outdated thermometer & buy an instant read digital model (or win one here @ Pasture Prime) […]
4th of July Giveaway! The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook!!
Grass-fed meats and poultry are our business here at PasturePrime Wagyu. We’re pleased to bring you grass-fed products and love knowing that your home and family benefit from our farm. We do know that there can be a learning curve when cooking any grass-fed meats, so we like to write blog posts with cooking tips […]
Have We Told You Lately That We Love You?
Pasture Prime Customer Appreciation Month! You make us who we are. We see you on Saturdays at the Brownwood Farmer’s Market. We interact with you online on our Facebook page and via emails. Your support is invaluable to us and we want to give you something in return. In May we are honoring YOU by […]
Top Ten Tips for Perfect Grilling of our Grass Fed Meats
Your taste buds are in for a big treat when you grill up our sustainably raised meats from Pasture Prime. While you pay a bit more for these meats, you can be assured that we are employing the most humane and planet-friendly methods of raising our animals as possible. You will also be providing your […]
Pasture Prime Grass Fed Wagyu & Family Farm…What’s New for 2016?
Lots of Great News Coming your Way from your Friends here on our Family Farm. While the glory days of summer are sadly behind us….. our beautiful new pullets have “outdone” themselves with gorgeous brown eggs!! HOT TOPICS: New Items – now offering a Premium Berkshire Pork Pack and a Large Combo Grass Fed […]
Grass-Fed Beef Cooking Tips – The Lucky 13!
PATURE PRIME Grass-fed Wagyu Beef is lower fat and higher in protein than regular beef. It’s become a popular option for good reason, but some people are still learning the best ways to cook this healthier beef. Here are some tips to get the most out of your Grass-Fed Wagyu Beef. 1. AVOID OVERCOOKING Grass-fed beef […]
Berkshire Pork Loin Roast Recipe
Print Torms Berkshire Pork Loin Roast Deluxe An easy and delicious ways to cook our Pasture Prime beautiful Berkshire Pork Loin Roasts. Servings 2 Author Torm Siverson Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh Rosemary 3 TBSP Olive Oil 3 Cloves Garlic 2 stp. Kosher salt 1 tsp. ground black pepper Small Bone-In Berkshire Pork Loin Roast Instructions […]
Name Our Smoker and Enter Our $96 Meat Thermometer Giveaway
We need your help! Meet our smoker. It sits nameless on our beautiful farm, waiting to become part of the family. Please help us name it! If we choose your suggested name, you will be the lucky winner in our thermometer giveaway. the name will be painted on our smoker (Itsy? Judy? Francis? you decide) […]
The Other Pink Meat???
After seeing the New York Times article by the same name, I thought it was a good time to talk temperature. The USDA recently lowered its safe cooking temperature for pork to 145 degrees, along with similar guidelines for whole cuts of beef and lamb. Of course, we at Pasture Prime Family Farm in […]
Pasture Raised Eggs – How is Your EGG IQ??
QUIZ OF THE DAY: What gift from nature is pre-packaged, pre-measured & and can add richness & valuable protein to both sweet and savory dishes?? The Incredible, Edible EGG of course!! We know the answer to “why does the chicken cross the road? It is to drop off her lovely fresh eggs at Pasture Prime […]
February – Short but Sweet!!
February is an OUTSTANDING month to be in Florida. If you should ever doubt that, just turn on the Weather Channel to see what is going on in other “weather challenged” parts of our country! Punxsutawney Phil saw HIS shadow, but it is bright and sunny in here on our familys’ farm. Even though there […]
Super Bowl Recipes So Tasty You Won’t Be Paying Attention to the Game
Now, nothing against football (or the Super Bowl commercials), but we have come up with Super Bowl party dishes so incredibly tasty, that we’re pretty sure everyone in the room is going to be chowing down, with their eyes focused on the delicious food they’re putting into their mouths, instead of watching the game. […]
Ever Wonder Who Killed Lard??
“It didn’t just fall out of favor…it was PUSHED,” according to Robert Smith of NPR. How unfair that the financial might of giant business and corporate interest removed this pure, all-natural fat from our kitchens. Animal fat has been around many times longer than the FDA – why were we so quick to toss lard […]
Now Is the Time To Take STOCK!!
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the turkey isn’t the only thing to consider. You may find yourself having an “AH HA” moment when you switch to homemade stock, thinking something like “this is what it is SUPPPOSED to taste like!” You will find that you can create a richer, deeper and more flavorful […]
Grass Fed Wagyu Philly Cheesesteaks
GREAT WAY TO USE OUR NEW FAJITA PACK! Print Grass Fed Wagyu Philly Cheesesteaks How about throwing these together for a half time treat that no one will be able to resist? Of course, the kids wouldn’t mind these either. Total Time 45 minutes Servings 6 Ingredients 1.5 pounds Fajita Meat cut into thin strips […]
Don’t Be a Weiner…It’s National Hot Dog Month
Fast Facts on the American National Sausage; 818 Hot Dogs are eaten every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 150 million “dogs” are eaten on the 4th of July, that is enough to stretch from coast to coast – 5 TIMES! 7 Billion are devoured during an average summer in the United States. We […]
WIN A CAST IRON SKILLET
We are excited to announce the first of many Pasture Prime Farm Give-Aways!! You have told us that you are always anxious to have new, creative and “easy to prepare” cooking inspirations. In our recent blogs we have given you three “crash courses” in how to best cook our sustainably produced, wholesome meats. Brining Tips […]
Cast Iron Cooking
The old saying, “Everything old is New again”…never was more appropriate than in the case of a Cast Iron Skillet. Your grandmother probably had one and hopefully she passed it on to your Mom. However, if you were never the lucky recipient of such a favored family heirloom, now is the time to get on board. […]
Pan Roasting – Cooking School Secrets
Did you ever wonder what goes on behind closed doors at those high priced culinary schools? What are those folks with the tall white hats (“toques” for the layman) up to? You might be surprised to know that before the students sharpen their first knife, they are instructed how to pan roast. It is definitely […]
Cooking our Heritage Pastured Pork…Pork like it used to TASTE!
For those of you who are on a quest for responsibly raised, incredible tasting & healthier meats… fortunately, you have come to the right family farm. While our heritage breed Berkshire (from England) & Mangalitsa (from Austria & Hungary) pork naturally has more fat, that flavorful goodness has much higher levels of heart healthy Omega […]
BEEF! What’s In Yours?
Our 100% Grass Fed Wagyu Beef at Pasture Prime contains a powerful package of nutrients beyond the obvious PROTEIN. Among these are zinc, iron & B vitamins. Including these regularly in your diets plays an important role in keeping you healthy and active. How exactly, you may be asking yourselves?? ZINC – extremely valuable in […]
Berkshire Rib Rub
[gmc_recipe 941]Try this amazing rub for Texas style barbecue flavor on our pasture raised Berkshire Pork Ribs. Back in stock now, but you know these won’t last long cooked with this recipe! The Zion Missionary Baptist Church shared this recipe with Saveur Magazine. Simple and inexpensive to create at home.
Bone Marrow Recipes
Here are two great Marrow Bone Recipes: Roasted Marrow Bones Grilled Marrow Bones with Rosemary & Lemon
Bringing Home the Bacon…From Pasture Prime, of course!
Artisanal Bacon vs. Supermarket Bacon While we can all probably agree, that there is probably no such thing as “terrible” bacon, there are some MAJOR differences. Artisanal Bacon from Pasture Prime Family Farm takes time, hand labor & real smoke. All bacon is made from pork bellies which are cut into slabs, cured, smoked & […]
Pasture Prime Wagyu GRASS FED BEEF BUTCHER SHOP Q & A
Following up on our last blog titled Where’s the Beef? we will attempt to answer some of the questions posed by our many customers and friends. 1.Wagyu Beef – how does it differ from “Kobe Beef?” Wagyu is the name of a breed of cattle which originated in Asia centuries ago. Wagyu is the breed […]
Whole and Half Free-Range Pasture Prime Chickens Are Here!
Summer is in full-swing here at our sustainable family farm, and we’re pleased to announce that we now have Pasture Prime half and whole-chickens available.* These delicious heritage birds are raised according to strict Label Rouge methods, which dictate that the birds are raised with ample room, forage on a natural diet, and are raised […]
Beer Can Chicken
This famous recipe pioneered by Steven Raichlen, the Bar B Q king, is amazing! 1 can beer 2 TBSP 4-3-2-1 Rub 1 whole PASTURE PRIME chicken You will only use a half can of beer, we leave it up to you for what to do with the “other half.” Prepare grill for indirect/high heat Place […]
Chicken Under a Brick
Pasture Prime Half chickens work beautifully with this method. Use indirect high heat on your grill (bank coals for charcoal or leave 1-2 burners off for gas) Rub chicken halves with oil & salt & pepper or use Uncle Bob’s BBQ Sauce Wings should be tucked under breast Chicken should be placed skin side down […]
4-3-2-1 Spice Rub
This a a great rub for Beer Can Chicken or to wake up your steak, pork or veggies. Contains ingredients most of us always have on hand. Combine: 4 TBSP. Kosher Salt 3 TBSP. Brown Sugar 2 TBSP. Sweet Paprika 1 TBSP. Cayenne Pepper This will give you enough for 2 whole chickens or save […]
Uncle Bob’s Chicken B B Q Sauce
1 Cup White Vinegar 4 tsp Kosher Salt 1/3 Cup Oil 1-2 tsp Tabasco 1/2-1 tsp Worchestershire Sauce 1/4-1/2 tsp Garlic Powder Using the larger amount of the last three (italicized) ingredients will give you a spicier sauce. This amount will make enough for 4 chicken halves. Baste the chicken several times on both sides […]
How to Cook Wagyu Grass-Fed Beef
If you’ve tried our Pasture Prime 100% grass-fed Wagyu beef, you may have noticed that it’s different than other grass-finished beef. Wagyu is a unique breed that contains natural marbling, and it has superior flavor and tenderness, as opposed to traditional 100% grass-fed beef. Plus, it still has all of the benefits of 100% grass-fed […]
National Burger Month! Get FREE Pasture Prime 100% Grass-Fed Wagyu Hamburger
Did you know that May is National Burger Month? It’s true, and for us here at Pasture Prime Family Farm, that sounds like a great reason to celebrate and offer you some bonus 100% grass-fed Wagyu hamburger so that you can grill up some amazing burgers for Memorial Day and for some late-spring grilling. […]
Pasture Prime Lamb Riblets Make Divine Appetizers …
We’re moving through our 4-H and FFA pasture-raised lamb fast! We have some featured cuts available that we want to make sure you know about before they’re gone. This past spring, we embarked on a new project: Offering lamb raised by 4-H and FFA students. True to our sustainable farming philosophy, these lambs are of […]
In Celebration of Rain, Free-Range Lamb and Pork Specials
Nearby to our family’s sustainable farm, Pasture Prime, is a large retirement community, The Villages. We asked the good folks over there if they wouldn’t mind doing a few rain dances for us, because it’s been an unusually dry spring here. Well, their dancing worked! In the last week, we received 2.5 inches of […]
The Best Types of Protein Sources for Weight Loss
If you are looking for a healthy way to shed weight, get more energy, and nourish your muscles (especially after a good workout!), protein is one of the best ways to help you feel your best and round-out your diet. Numerous studies, including a recent one reported in the Journal of Nutrition, found that moderately […]
Easter Ham and Specials from Pasture Prime Family Farm
Pop quiz, fill in the blank: Turkey is to Thanksgiving as ____ is to Easter. Did you answer – Pasture Prime Berkshire Ham?? We hope so, because we are so pleased to offer our free-roaming, all-naturally fed Pasture Prime Berkshire Ham this year, just in time for Easter. As with every animal raised on […]
At Pasture Prime, we’re helping to fight climate change … learn how
We recently came across this TED talk, called “How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change,” which was given by noted ecologist Allan Savory. (If you’re unfamiliar with TED talks, they are 20 – 30 minute videos by experts in certain fields, and they range on a variety of topics. Click the link […]
Spring Lambs, Mangalitsa Pork (You’re Welcome)
Spring will be here before you know it, and to celebrate our favorite season, we’re pleased to offer, in very limited quantities, locally raised lamb at Pasture Prime. We’re happy to be partnering with, and supporting, local 4-H ers and FFA members who have raised and exhibited these lambs. It’s the first time that we’ve […]
Best Words Ever? Pasture Prime BACON
Yes. It’s really here. Pasture Prime brown-sugar cured bacon from our free-range Berkshire pigs. It’s just in time for your Super Bowl party appetizer dishes (you know, like those bacon-stuffed mushrooms or bacon wrapped smokies), or for cold winter mornings when nothing beats hot, sizzling bacon and farm-fresh eggs. Pasture Prime Berkshire bacon, freshly cured […]
Organic Grass-Fed Beef versus Non- Organic Grass-Fed Beef
We often get questions from customers on the status of our grass-fed beef; namely, is our meat “certified organic grass-fed beef?” We want to devote some space to this, because we understand that organic grass-fed beef and organic meats are a popular topic at the moment, so we want to clearly explain our position, explain […]
Following a Paleo Diet? Are You A Cross-Fitter? We Have Pastured Meats For You
If you are a subscriber of the increasingly popular Paleo diet, you know that one of the primary recommendations is to eat healthy fats, moderate animal proteins, moderate carbohydrates, and to make sure that your meat sources come only from 100% grass-fed and pastured animals (that are not finished on grains). The Paleo diet has […]
Breaking News!! Celebrate your Thanksgiving gathering with a FREE Pasture Prime Heritage Turkey!
If you’ve never experienced a heritage turkey, you’re in for a treat – they are rich, juicy, and taste the way a turkey should. Plus, you can feel good about the way our turkeys are raised and handled – no industrial farming on our ranch! Our turkeys are given plenty of space to roam, and […]
Grass-Fed Beef Brisket – Time to Cozy Up With Some Warm Comfort Food!
It’s November, and if the mercury is dropping in your part of the country, you may be in the mood for a cozy, hearty meal that you can make ahead for you and your family. We love easy meals and recipes that allow us to throw some ingredients together in the morning and enjoy a […]
Grass Fed Skirt Steak ala Alton Brown, plus a Fall Roast Beef Recipe
Last night we were fortunate to see our favorite Geek Chef, Alton Brown, in person. He was the headliner at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center. The Dairy Science Center is celebrating their 25th Anniversary by sponsoring Alton’s visit. He began with a hilarious tale of his experimentation with breast milk, bringing hoots from his heavily […]
Plenty of Fall Events! Including the Epcot Food & Wine Festival!
With the autumn season being the time to celebrate the harvest and the time to welcome the winter events, we have plenty of upcoming events that we invite you to join us at. Not only can you meet our family—the farmers who grow delicious grass-fed meats—but you’ll have a chance to sample our delicious products—including […]
As summer wraps up, don’t let the last of the grilling season get away without ordering our Steak Variety Pack. What’s in a Variety Pack, you ask? Get this: Packs include at least one of each: Flat Iron, Top Sirloin, Picanha, plus any of the following – skirt, flank, or additional from above. And to […]
The Pasture Prime Difference: Our Sustainable Family Farm
Our family’s farm, here in North Central Florida, has been run by our family for over 30 years. We are not an industrial farm, and we only sell our meat directly. Instead of going for high-volume, quick-growth in our animals, we allow our animals to slowly develop at their natural pace. We believe that you […]
Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Delicious meat from Pasture Prime Family Farm
Father’s Day is coming up – June 17th, and you may be scratching your head thinking about what to get your dad this year. Well, what man doesn’t love a delicious piece of meat on a grill? For Father’s Day this year, we recommend some of our fabulous Berkshire & Mangalitsa pork. Berkshire pork cutlets , Berkshire chops or Berkshire country style ribs – along with similar cuts of the famous Heritage breed Mangalitsa.
Then there is always the superior Red Ranger chickens — you won’t believe how tender and juicy a free-range heritage chicken tastes. We recommend grilling them whole on the BBQ (with your favorite sauce or rub), or you can cut them up and have a delicious feast of drumsticks and breasts. Either way, your Dad will be one happy man!
Want to win a $50 Gift Credit for Pasture Prime Family Farm Meat?
That’s right – you read that correctly. We’re currently running a “Send us your feedback!” contest, and the lucky winner will win a $50 gift credit, good toward any of our online sustainable meats available on our website (please keep in mind that we can only ship poultry within Florida). So, let’s hear it – […]
Sausage Launch! Delicious Berkshire Sausage from our Sustainable Farm
Welcome to Spring! Most people celebrate this beautiful season with picnics, grilling, and trips to the beach (if you happen to live in a coastal state). Well, for our family, we celebrate Spring by making 100% all-natural Berkshire Sausage from our family farm’s sustainably raised pigs. We offer three spice mixtures to choose from: Italian, Breakfast, and Mexican Chorizo. They come in convenient 1# packages, so that you can crumble the sausage into a sauce, throw it in eggs, or make patties. Our introductory price of just $7.00 per pound or $20/ for 3 packages (1 of each flavor), won’t last long! Order your Pasture Prime Berkshire Sausage today!