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Kraut and Sausage Bierok

This recipe for pastry pockets stuffed with cabbage and sausage is at the very top of my recipe to-do list. Which unfortunately puts it at the bottom of my farm-chores list. I’ve had a friend make these for me before and absolutely loved them. Handheld, hot, and flavorful- what’s not to love?

You can make these with sauerkraut or plain cabbage. When I get around to making them, its going to be with some German-style lamb sausage and sauerkraut.

Tasty Kitchen’s Cabbage Pockets

Pasture-raised and Happy

Our hens live out on pasture year-round where they can dig around and eat grass, seeds, and bugs. They’re fed a GMO-free ration. Even the store-bought organic eggs can’t compete with our happy hens on pasture. After you’ve experienced how much more rich and yellow pasture-raised eggs are, you won’t want to go back.

Our duck hens also live outdoors and spend March through October swimming the irrigation channels that run through our property. Sometimes they find so much algae and bugs to eat during the day that when they come home at night, they barely touch their feed.

  • Chicken eggs are $6/dozen
  • Duck eggs are $9/dozen

 

Why You Need A Real Butcher

  1. Take Home ALL Your Meat

I’ve seen the packages that come back from the processing plant and the packages that come back from our butcher, Nate. There’s really no comparison in terms of how much of your animal you get back when a butcher hand cuts your lamb instead of a band saw. Not only will you get more in terms of total weight, you’ll also get back off cuts for your dogs and bones for making bone broth. You don’t get those nutrient rich bits back from the processor!

  1. Cuts You Can’t Find Anywhere Else

The art of butchery is another art that is being lost over the years as we’ve streamlined and modernized agriculture. But a lot of the best recipes from all over the world were originally created with cuts of meat from the local butcher using hand tools. If you’re looking for osso bucco to make paella or boneless, rolled, and tied lamb breast to stuff with anchovies and olives, you’ll need hand-cut lamb that you can’t find anywhere else.

  1. Quality. Quality. Quality.

Not only do you get more meat and unique cuts back from the butcher, you’re also going to notice something about each of the standard cuts as well. They are fuller, with cleaner edges. There is just a preciseness that you can’t get as a processor who has to move 6 lambs through an hour. Your butcher is going to spend a full hour on each lamb, probably. That means glands are properly removed so as not to off flavor the meat. There are fewer off cuts that result in lots of little bits being thrown out. You’ll end up with truly beautiful cuts that result in stunning dishes for you and your family to enjoy.

Start a Pork Buying Club

Your best option for sharing pork with family, friends, and neighbors.

A buying club allows you to to purchase and share the bounty of a whole animal with your friends, neighbors and family members who also want pork. You still get a lower price per pound and we limit cut options to make sure there is enough of each cut for everyone.


Lamb Pricing

  • Spring Lamb is $10/lb hanging weight
  • Your lamb will be between 40 and 50lbs hanging weight
  • Butcher fee of $15 (for half) and $25 (for whole)

What You Take Home

  • Expect to take home about 25-30lbs of meat.
  • We will help advise on how to divide the bounty with the number of people you want in your buying club.
  • A sample order usually includes: rack of lamb, loin chops, leg of lamb roasts, shoulder roasts, shanks, stew and ground lamb.

 


The Process:

    • Call us and we’ll confirm your reservation for our next available lamb on the spot.
    • Give us a call or check out our FAQ page if you’d like more details.
    • Click below and we’ll follow-up via email with our buying club terms, a harvest date, and a link for sending in a deposit.

 

at SkyPilot Farm you buy pork that lives in the outdoors and is supplemented with fresh veggies and milk

Order 1/2 or Whole Hog

We raise a variety of pigs that are vibrant, healthy, and prized for their excellent flavor. Hogs are raised in the outdoors where they can root around in the ground and are kept in small peer groups.

We currently raise Berkshire, Hampshire, Hereford, and Tamworth breeds.


You may choose a hog fed either organic, non-GMO feed, or a conventional feed. Either way, your hog’s diet is supplemented with lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, and whey from the local cheese-making school.

The benefit of ordering in bulk is that you get to choose exactly which cuts you want and you pay a lower price per pound.


Pork Pricing

  • Organic-fed pork is $6.50/lb hanging weight
  • Conventional-fed pork is $4.50/lbs hanging weight
  • Your hog will be between 180 and 200lbs hanging weight
  • There are additional fees for curing hams and bacon and for linking sausages. Most people end up spending about $40-$50 to cure bacon and ham from a half pig.

What You Take Home

  • Expect to take home about 100-130lbs of meat.
  • Orders usually include: pork chops, hams, bacon, sausage, ribs, and shoulder roasts.
  • You may request custom cuts, like cottage bacon, jowels, and offal.

The Process:

      • Click below to put down your deposit and secure your tasty pork.
      • Once we have received your deposit, we’ll call or email you to get your cut sheet filled out and give you a pick-up date.
      • Give us a call or send us an email if you have questions or want more details.

Deposit Options



Start A Lamb Buying Club

Your best option for sharing lamb with family, friends, and neighbors.

A buying club allows you to to purchase and share the bounty of a whole animal with your friends, neighbors and family members who also want lamb. You still get a lower price per pound and we limit cut options to make sure there is enough of each cut for everyone.


Lamb Pricing

  • Spring Lamb is $10/lb hanging weight
  • Your lamb will be between 40 and 50lbs hanging weight
  • Butcher fee of $15 (for half) and $25 (for whole)

What You Take Home

  • Expect to take home about 25-30lbs of meat.
  • We will help advise on how to divide the bounty with the number of people you want in your buying club.
  • A sample order usually includes: rack of lamb, loin chops, leg of lamb roasts, shoulder roasts, shanks, stew and ground lamb.

 


The Process:

    • Call us and we’ll confirm your reservation for our next available lamb on the spot.
    • Give us a call or check out our FAQ page if you’d like more details.
    • Click below and we’ll follow-up via email with our buying club terms, a harvest date, and a link for sending in a deposit.

 

Order 1/2 or Whole Lamb

The benefit of ordering a half or whole lamb is that you get to choose exactly which cuts you want and you pay a lower price per pound.

Only our custom lamb orders are cut by a master butcher. To find out why using your local butcher gets you more meat and better quality, check out our post “Why You Need a Real Butcher”.


Lamb Pricing

  • Spring Lamb is $8/lb hanging weight
  • Your lamb will be between 55 and 65 lbs hanging weight
  • Butcher fee of $15 (for half) and $25 (for whole)
  • Whole roasting lambs are between $150 and $300

What You Take Home

  • Expect to take home about 25-30lbs of meat
  • Orders usually include: rack of lamb, loin chops, leg of lamb roasts, shoulder roasts, shanks, stew and ground lamb.
  • You can also request special cuts that can’t be found anywhere else like boneless rolled and tied breast, osso bucco shanks or neck, and boneless rolled and tied shanks.
  • Because your order is cut by a master butcher, you can also choose to take home your bones for broth, off-cuts for your dogs, as well as liver, kidneys, and hearts.

The Process:

      • Click below to put down your deposit and secure your tasty pork.
      • Once we have received your deposit, we’ll call or email you to get your cut sheet filled out and give you a pick-up date.
      • Give us a call or send us an email if you have questions or want more details.

    Deposit Options