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    Posted: 04 February 2019 at 12:21
I did a forum search and found two posts that mention Berkshire hogs but no topics about them.

I just happened to stumble on a guy locally who was selling cut and wrapped pasture-raised pork.  The price seemed right and I liked the idea of the pasture-raised so I went to see him.

He educated me about Berkshire hogs and I bought a 1/2 hog already cut and wrapped, with bacon, ham and Italian sausage, too.

The first night, we tried some chops on the grill and I was sold from the first bite.  What a wonderful, flavourful, juicy bite!!  

Since then we've enjoyed all the cuts, though I have to say the bacon is a bit too fatty for me (I don't like leaving so much flavour in the pan).

I'll definitely be picking up another half after this one is gone.

The recipe I posted for Slavyanka Borscht, we used the bone from a shoulder roast from this hog. I boned it out and the bone went into the Borscht, we ground more with some stew beef for croquettes and I roasted the rest in the oven.  What a great dinner, though the leftovers, if anything, were even better.  It's so nice to get pork that doesn't get dry after sitting.
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