Put some lard in the larder this holiday season!

Are you looking for a gift for the chef in your life? Hoping to up the ante on your pie crusts this holiday season? Resolving to ring in the new year with food that supports the good health of yourself and the people you love? If any of those resonate with you – or if you simply just appreciate a versatile cooking fat, raised and produced in New England – consider purchasing some of our lard!

Lard is a good-for-you cooking fat which contains less saturated fat than butter and a good amount of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (1). It’s also one of the best dietary sources of Vitamin D, a nutrient in which about 42% of US adults are deficient (2). It also makes things taste delicious! Lard is versatile, and can be used for baking, frying, roasting.

Our lard is made with the fat back and leaf lard from our Certified Organic pigs, rendered on Jack and Julie’s wood cook stove. Lard will keep for around a year in a sealed container in the refrigerator (3). You can also freeze it for longer term storage.

Our cost is $20/quart. Pick up at the farm in Barre, or have us ship it to you for an additional fee. Order by email or phone: julie@mhof.net or 978-355-2853 (cell).

References (1) and (2) are from Prevention’s article “Should You Be Eating Lard“.
Reference (3) is from the Weston A. Price Foundation article “Rendering Animal Fats, Made Easy“.