caw caw creek pork
I read about this new purveyor in either Food and Wine or Bon Appetit several months ago. My father and I were thinking about going in for the quarter hog advertised on their site. Has anybody out there tried these guys yet? The pig is a relatively significant investment, and I'd like an idea if anyone has one if they live up to expectations. And I apologize if my grammar is off, it's been one of those days.
Hey there 'bill
i'm in Columbia SC where Emil sells regularly at several local outlets (Rosewood Market and All-Local Farmers Market). I have some Caw-Caw sausage in the freezer as we speak. He does a great job, produces delicious meat and is a terrific guy. He's been a driving force behind developing markets and producers focused on local, fresh, healthy SC products - heck he even ran for SC Commisioner of Ag, 'Put Some State on Your Plate' was his theme. His farm is in Calhoun County SC.
There's a nice article on Caw-Caw in the Food issue of Oxford American magazine (summer 2010) and if you Google Caw Caw or Emil De Felice, you'll read more. His hogs are well cared for and taste terrific. Maybe a good bet is to order a roast or some other cuts and see how you like it.
I'm assuming you've been to the website - for others it's www.CawCawCreek.com
Glad to put in a word for a good person and good eating. Let us know what happens.
I had some Caw Caw Creek proscuitto several years back at a Slow Food Charlotte event. It was delicious. I don't believe Grateful Growers is curing meats yet, but their fresh sausage is excellent.