Get a piggy from Brambly Farms
Just saw this on Facebook.
"Brambly Farms needs some help !!
We've been battling our Town for the last 20 months and we have lost. We must reduce our animal population by 80% by mid July. We have already moved about 60 animals to our other farm (Thank you Cormac) But we have filled the newly built sheds there and have no space (or time / funds to build more)
So we need to sell 21 beautiful pigs in the next week and are offering a 30% discount to any customer who thinks they can take an animal in July.
To our many great chef customers .... we have been having weekly town health inspections for about three months now ..... and are exhausted :)
We have paid fees, hired engineers & botanists ...... even changed our farming model. But its time to admit the town government has more time and an unending supply of funds ( our property taxes ) to battle with.
Call or email and we can have a pig delivered to your door or kitchen.
Ted & Sandra
We live just a couple of miles away, and I too got a half pig from them a couple of years ago and can vouch for the quality of their meats. We've also gotten out Thanksgiving turkeys there a few times and again, best tasting ever if not the cheapest but worth every penny.
I think I remember hearing that some of the close neighbors complained about the smell, and that grew into a showdown with the town, Norfolk is one of the most restrictive places in MA and that has it's pros and cons regarding growth and expansion. I've visited their farm multiple times and do not remember any foul smells, but everybody's nose is different.
I previously purchased a half pig from them, and it was great pork. However, whomever they contracted did a pretty poor job of the butchering. I am asking around to see if I can find a good butcher to do the work this time. If I can, I will certainly be buying at least half a pig. I would really encourage others to do the same.