Visit to an Ithaca Pig Farm Answered
I'm visiting my friend Jofish in Ithaca, NY, where he's finishing up his PhD at Cornell.
He's also eating some fantastic food from local farms, and took me out to see The Piggery. These cute, talkative little piglets grow up into some extremely large, happy pigs who clearly have a lovely time running about the farm. Some are kept for breeding stock, others slaughtered for use in some fabulous charcuterie.
We had Piggery sausages and pate for dinner last night - they were excellent.
I highly recommend getting to know your local farmers, and the animals they raise.
Knowing where your food comes from is a great way to know the animals have been treated humanely and fed good things, while helping to keep local family farms in business and eating some really good food.