Full-Circle Pasture-Raised Pork, Non-GMO

Pigs at Realeyes Homestead

Pork Butt/Picnic Roasts, Hams, & Chops (Frozen)

11 eggs/pound

Smoked Bacon, Smoked Ham, Flavored Brats, & Breakfast Sausage (Frozen)

16 eggs/pound

There’s been some press lately about how the meat industry is environmentally damaging, and that we should all reduce our meat intake. Based on my own research, those are both likely true. But producing meat doesn’t HAVE to be an environmental harm.

One of the main critiques is that grain crops must be grown first, to be fed to livestock. This grain comes from massive fields that require lots of water, various chemical treatments, and deplete the soil over time. In our case, instead of depending on grain agriculture to feed our animals, we make use of a waste stream; expired produce from grocery stores, and divert it away from the landfill by using it to feed our pigs (and chickens).

The small amount of grain they do get (less than 10% of their diet) is a locally milled, non-GMO mix that is corn and soy free.

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Another critique of the meat industry is that often times, healthy forest or prairie ecosystems are turned into animal pasture, which degrades the land. In our case, our pastures were already damaged and depleted farmland, and we’re using rotational grazing methods that actually increase the health of the soil, and increase biodiversity over time.

In all animals, toxins get stored in our fat, so it’s smart to avoid the fat in conventional meats. But our pigs are never exposed to any antibiotics or other pollutants so their fat is actually very good for our bodies and brains. Cholesterol is the precursor to all of the steroid hormones in our body, including our sex hormones. Cholesterol can only be found in animal fats. Fat is also a great long-term energy source for the body, helping to keep us warm through the cold winters.

One pig yields roughly the following;

  • 16 lbs. Bacon
  • 30 lbs. Hams
  • 20 lbs. Picnic Shoulder Roasts or add to Grind/Sausage
  • 10 lbs. Stew Bones
  • 6 lbs. Ribs
  • 8 lbs. Butt Roasts, or Steaks or add to Grind/Sausage
  • 18 lbs. Ground Pork or Sausage/Brats
  • 16 lbs. Fat Trim
  • 26 lbs. Pork Chops ( about 23 chops)


How it Works

1. Contact us and let us know what you’re interested in, and what currency you want to use.

2. We come to an agreement, and you come out to the farm to pick up your goods!
(We’re 5 miles North of Traverse City, MI)


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 Provide yourself and your family with nutritious, ethically raised pork from our local small farm. 

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Thank you so much for your patronage. Please let us know if there’s any other concerns or questions you have. And feel free to come visit our farm and see how we do things.