Pig Butter - Pasture Raised, Grass Fed

Farmcraft Farm

Regular price $5.00

Wow your family and guests with the outstanding rich yet mild flavors of Pig Butter, and increase the health of your cooking with pasture-raised nutrition. Pig Butter is delicious, has been revered for its taste and utility in cooking for thousands of years, and it might be a better choice than soybean oil next time you make a pie crust, fry potatoes, sear meat or  sautee vegetables. It's just a few dollars to try - replace seed oils, and add Farmcraft Pig Butter to your kitchen and diet. All natural, pasture raised, convenient, locally produced and wonderfully tasty.

See Cracklings for a similar Farmcraft product.

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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.

For the full discourse, you can read the blog. Otherwise, the cliff notes should be plenty:

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.