Quarter, Half, and Whole Pig shares available from Spring Rain Farm in East Taunton
All shares include vacuum-packed, butchered cuts of:
Each pig is a mix of several tasty rare heritage breeds raised in the meadows and forests overlooking our cranberry bogs, free to romp and root under a canopy of wildflowers, pine and oak. In the fall, they are fed cranberries from our farm and other forage, such as apples and acorns. We will have farm field days in the fall for shareholders to see how the pigs are raised.
Fresh pork will be available for pick-up between mid-October and mid-November, and smoked cuts by mid-December. Sausage just in time for Thanksgiving, and Smoked Ham for Christmas!
Quarter-Share: $7/lb. $150 deposit. Roughly 35 lbs of as wide a variety of cuts as possible. $95 owed on pick-up, Total=$245
Half-Share: $6.75/lb. $300 deposit. Roughly 65 lbs of cuts butchered custom to your request. $138.75 owed on pick-up, Total=$438.75
Full Share: $6.50/lb. $600 deposit. Roughly 130 lbs of cuts butchered custom to your request. $245 owed on pick-up, Total=$845
Sign up by 7/1! Please reach out if you need time to complete the deposit. We encourage splitting shares with friends to save money and get customized cuts!
Steps to sign up:
692 Caswell Street
East Taunton, MA 02718
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Request for Response
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), on behalf of the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is soliciting proposals for the agricultural use of approximately 25+/- acres located at the State Police Academy (MSP SPA) in New Braintree, Massachusetts. Agricultural land consists of 7 field areas.
If interested in applying please complete the following Request for Response: RFR FY2017 State Owned Farmland Licensing Program MA State Police Academy .
Mail or deliver completed proposals to Agricultural Resources by the June 23, 2017 deadline. Envelopes must be marked in the lower left-hand corner with the following: “Proposal for use of state-owned farmland at the Massachusetts State Police Academy.” Envelopes not so marked are likely to be opened before that time and will be returned to the sender. Proposals Page 8 of 21 received by MDAR’s Land Use Administrator later than 3:00 PM on June 23, 2017 will be returned to their respective owners. Applicants are cautioned to allow sufficient time for their proposals to be received by the Land Use Administrator as only proposals RECEIVED by MDAR by the response date will be reviewed and considered. Electronic or facsimile proposals are acceptable provided that the proposal is successfully received by the Land Use Administrator prior to the opening date and time.
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