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"Pig Butter" - Pasture Raised Lard

"Pig Butter" - Pasture Raised Lard

Regular price $4.99
Regular price Sale price $4.99
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Like 100% grass-fed butter, this pasture raised pig butter (rendered lard) is versatile in the kitchen, wonderfully delicious, a 100% natural product and a nutritional powerhouse.

"Pig Butter" is sold frozen, is hard like butter in the refrigerator, and is soft and spreadable like butter when kept on the counter. Pasture raised pork has 10x the omega 3 levels of factory raised pork, making the lard soft, melty and extremely healthy in the same way as extra virgin olive oil or grass-fed butter. You won't find a better healthy fat for cooking, baking, eating and even skincare that is organically fed and pasture raised, chemical free, delicious but mild, stable for low or high temperature cooking, and very affordable.

Sold in tubs approximately 1 lb.


Pig Butter. Your Great-Grandma was surely well-accustomed, but maybe you are less familiar with the delightfully delicious and highly regarded rendered pork fat - that is, lard. At Farmcraft we call it Pig Butter.

Lard is rendered pork fat. Lard has received a bad rap (the mid 20th century vilification of animal fats, the endorsement of row crop grain nutrition, the infamous sugar industry payments, the impressive Crisco marketing campaign) and is now in our vernacular mostly as "lard a**" and "lard bucket". But there is nothing bad about it. It's just rendered (heated to 200F for a couple hours) pork fat, and no, it won't make you a "lard a**". Maybe the opposite.

Vegetable oils, or seed oils, are not a part of the human diet. For the hundreds of thousands of years that humans have adapted to thrive on this planet, not a single person ate corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil or cottonseed oil. These oils are products of the industrial era - it was only made possible, in the early 1900s, to extract "vegetable oils" from these grain crops using high pressure, high temperatures and the very toxic chemical hexane.

Lard is a natural cooking and dietary fat. Humans have had animal fats in our diet from time immemorial. Lard is just another animal fat (Farmcraft's including pasture raised nutrients and without petrochemicals or pharmaceuticals), but it has been rendered (gently heated) to make a pure "oil" that, compared to pork fat, is more shelf stable, mild in flavor and a soft solid at room temperature. It's just like butter. Pig Butter, all natural, pasture raised.


Available by:

Farm pickup - Order online, pickup the next day (or when you are ready) at the beautiful Farmcraft Farm.

Monthly Delivery - We deliver to the doorstep of Sheboygan County homes on the first Wednesday of each month.

Farmer's Market Pickup - Pickup your order at our tent at the Sheboygan County Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 8am-1pm in the Summer and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 9am-12pm in the Winter.

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