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Dearest Eaters - 

Hands down, there is no better pork in Kansas City. Which leads me to believe, there are no other animals loved and celebrated quite like the URBAVORE hog. 

When it comes to good food: 

LOVE IS THE KEY.

It's been a very emotional time on the farm as Dan and I  prepare for the hog harvest. We do everything we can to make it a smooth, stress-free transition for our beloved animals. And yet, I myself am feeling a real sense of stress and loss. This isn't easy on me!

Ethical, humane meat production is not without heartache. That's the point. There IS an emotional connection between farmer and beast and eater. Without that, you've got factory farms, unhealthy & unhappy animals, and a society of unhealthy complacent humans.

It would be a whole heck of a lot easier to turn the other cheek, ya know...to not get emotional or attached and instead treat my animals like a commodity. HECK NO! They are not a commodity. They are thinking, breathing creatures with an intelligent, inquisitive, and even playful nature. They are simply delightful! I choose to love them and give them the best life possible, and thus my heart aches (as it should). 

It is truly an AWESOME privilege to love and nurture these animals, and it is truly an awesome privilege for you, the eater, to consume them. Don't take it lightly. Savor every bite. Relish in nourishment & gratitude.

And without further ado, I present to you the 2019 PORK MENU below. I've spent the last two weeks fine-tuning our cut sheets, researching recipes, and meticulously preparing instructions for the processor. Artisan meat comes with endless care and attention to detail both in the field and in the fabrication. Products available starting Nov. 23rd at the Brookside Farmers' Market (just in time for Thanksgiving!!) or by pre-order to be picked up on the farm at your convenience. 

Beware, dear readers, your mouth will water...


Yours Truly,

Farmer Brooke & Crew


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Our hogs are raised on pasture with the utmost love and compassion. They eat certified organic grain and nutrient-dense cover crops like peas, oats, and rye as they rotate through the fields of our 13 acre urban farmstead. No antibiotics, hormones, or chemical dewormers. Just soil & sunshine!

Meat is available Saturdays at the Brookside Farmers' Market.
For pre-orders and farm pick-up please contact brooke@urbavorefarm.com
or 913-522-3458.

Boston Butt 
3 to 4 lbs, skin-on/skin-off, bone-in, $8/lb
From the shoulder of the hog. An excellent choice for slow-cooked pulled pork. A customer favorite!
Italian Pulled Pork
by The Italian Dish
Osso Buco
4 pcs, 2 to 3 lbs, $9/lb
A traditional Italian cut from the shank of the hog. Tender and flavorful when braised.
Pork Osso Buco with Gremolata
by The Italian Dish
Porterhouse Chops
2 per pack, $12/lb
The T-Bone of Pork! These tender, thick-cut chops feature the center loin on one side of the bone and the tenderloin on the other.
*we also have a "Sirloin" Porterhouse which features a larger portion of the tenderloin!
Ribeye Chops
2 per pack, $10.50/lb
*available starting Dec. 14th
Well marbled thick-cut chops with excellent flavor.
Loin Chops
2 per pack, $11/lb
Well marbled thick-cut chops with excellent flavor. A customer favorite!
Mom's Pasta Sauce & Pork Chops
by The Italian Dish
Italian Sausage
Mild or Spicy, 1 lb, $11/lb
*available starting Dec. 14th
A Sicilian style all-pork sausage with whole fennel seeds and crushed red pepper. AWESOME! Typically comes in individual links with casing, but we have loose sausage as well for meatballs!
*free of preservatives and chemical additives
Beans & Greens & Sausage 
by Grab A Plate
Mexican Chorizo
1 lb, $11/lb
A fresh all-pork sausage with intense flavor and spiciness. Perfect for street tacos, scrambles, casseroles, and Mexican fare.
*free of preservatives and chemical additives
Breakfast Sausage
Mild, 1 lb, $11/lb
A versatile all-pork breakfast sausage with a rich & unctuous disposition. Great for breakfast fare, or a tasty addition to hearty soups, and sautes.
*free of preservatives and chemical additives
Sausage Gravy
by Buns In My Oven
Kielbasa Sausage
Mild, 1 lb, $11/lb
*available starting Dec. 14th
A fresh sausage made from traditional Slovenian recipe. A must for German or Polish inspired dishes, or crammed into a bun with loads of sauerkraut!
*free of preservatives and chemical additives
Ground Pork
1 lb, $8.50/lb
A weekly staple. Great for patties, meatballs, or any dish that calls for ground beef.
*free of preservatives or chemical additives
Bacon
1 lb, $14/lb
Our uncured bacon (free of harmful nitrates/nitrites) is brined in sugar and himalayan sea salt then smoked to perfection. Sensational!
Perfect Bacon & Egg Sandwich
by Gourmet Traveller
Jowl Bacon
1 lb, $13/lb
A delicacy from the cheek of the hog, brined in sea salt and brown sugar then smoked. Use like regular bacon, or as a substitute for pancetta or guanciale in Italian dishes.
*free of nitrates/nitrites and preservatives
Pasta Carbonara
by Culinary Ginger
Rack Of Pork
5 rib rack, $9.50/lb
*available starting Dec. 14
A festive and flavorful cut from the loin of the hog. Farmer Brooke's all-time favorite cut. Truly out of this world!
Slow Roasted Rack of Pork
by Rouxbe Culinary School
Boneless Loin Roast
3 to 4 lbs, $9.50/lb
*available starting Dec. 14th
Easy cooking. Juicy and tender. Great for holidays or casual eating.
Juicy Roasted Pork Loin
by The Kitchn
Fresh Ham
13 to 16 lbs, $8/lb
*available starting Dec. 14th
Succulent uncured hams (without added sugar and salt) feature rich pork flavor that is unrivaled when prepared correctly. A very special treat for the holidays, and rarely available!
Pork Tender "Fillet"
13 to 16 lbs, $8/lb
*available starting Dec. 14th
Known as the gentlemen's cut, this is the true tenderloin of the hog. Exquisite!!
Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin
by That Low Carb Life
Pork Leg Roast
3 to 4 lbs, skin-on, $9.00/lb
A high-quality joint from the leg of the hog. Throw in the crockpot or marinate and roast until the internal temp reaches 138 degrees.
How To Cook Pork Roast 
by Good To Know UK
Smoked Pork
1 lb, $11.00/lb
*Available starting January 11th
Out of this world! Fully cooked and shredded. Ready to throw in tacos, sandwiches, stir-frys and more. Quickly simmer in sauce or seasoning and devour.
Spare Ribs
3 to 4 lbs, $8.50/lb
Great for the grill or slow cooked in the oven & slathered with homemade barbecue sauce.
Oven Ribs, Even Better 
by Smitten Kitchen
Liver
2 lbs, $3/lb
Nutrient-dense & tasty. Excellent for homemade charcuterie.
Pork Liver Pâté
by Happy Foods
Lard & Leaf Lard
Lard: quart $7.00, 1/2 gallon $12.00
Leaf Lard: quart $10.00

Incredible pastured lard from organic-fed heritage hogs. What a find!!  Use regular lard for all your savory cooking needs. It's healthier than butter and provides the body & brain with essential fats. Use specialty leaf lard for crusty pastries, pie crusts, and cookies.
Skin
$1/lb
Chicharrones anyone?
Homemade Chicharrones
by All Day I Dream About Food
Kidney
2 to 3 lbs, $3/lb
A nutritional powerhouse. Popular in ethnic cuisine.
Heart
2 to 3 lbs, $3/lb
Another popular organ meat in cuisines world-wide.
Feet
2 to 3 lbs, $2/lb
A nice addition to headcheese or bone broth for added gelatin.
Bones
5 to 10 lb bag, $2/lb
Make a tasty and healthful broth.
 
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