Local-Pork Buying Guide
Are you ready to move on from factory-farmed pork? it’s easier than you might think, especially here in the Philadelphia region. Whether you can wing by Reading Terminal Market or you need to have the goods delivered, one of these options will have you covered for pork that you can feel good about eating. And, PS, it also happens to taste amazing.—J.M.
Fair Food Farmstand
Here you’ll find favorites like pork shoulder and chops from chef favorite County Time farm and bacon from other local artisans.
51 N. 12th St., inside Reading Terminal Market, fairfoodphilly.org
Philly CowShare (and PigShare)
This company’s “Quarter PigShare”—a manageable on-fourth of a pig—includes all the good stuff: cutlets, pork chops, ribs and even a ham. Priced at $330 for 32 pounds of pig, this investment comes at the reasonable cost of just over ten bucks a pound, Best of all, the local pigs are all heritage breeds and grown on pasture.
Harvest Local Foods
This pickup and delivery grocery service specializes in getting the best locally produced ingredients to the people who want to eat them. You can place an order online between Saturday night and Wednesday morning, and Harvest Local Foods will deliver it to your front door. There are options galore for local pork, including bacon, sausage and scrapple.