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My step dad is 82 and from the western prairies of Canada. He has been in America for 50 years. But he still dreams of eating a piece of pork that taste of his youth. Can I make this dream come true this Christmas. Lobels sells Korubuta pork for a reasonable enough price , but the shipping fee is Any ideas out there? Hi I am new to the board but have been lurking forever.
Spring House Farm is one of farms I have been looking for ever since I moved to Leesburg. You get from them heritage breed hogs from folks who know and provide more custom cuts than typical farmers do. I have a couple specific needs, but one troublesome one has been getting a skin-on whole pork side to make bacon semi-annually. It’s been tough sledding to find quality sides. Ecofriendly was my go to in Arlington, but its not easy to get stuff of that quality and that cut. Even a high dollar farm like Ayrshire, was not able to do this for me. Spring House Farm is a small farm in Lovettsville, Va owned by Andrew Crush. They have a herd of hogs, Large Black and Mulefoot, both great heritage breeds that are less common today. The pork off of these hogs is just off the hook. His hogs have been featured at Cochon 555 in DC and Miami. Until recently he sold exclusively to restaurants (in Loudoun he sells to The Wine Kitchen, Market Table Bistro, and in DC he sells to Birch and Barley and Seasonal Pantry to name a few). They just started to offer a meat CSA and they have a few pickup points in the Northern Va area and one in DC (it’s at Seasonal Pantry). Anyway after visiting the farm, seeing the product (I picked up a 30 lb side from him), and meeting with him and his family, I was sold. http://www.springhousefarmva.com/
I don't think The Pig near Logon Circle has ever been mentioned on this forum, and it certainly deserves to be. +1 and I were very impressed by our meal here last night. The food and drinks here are delicious, with lots of interesting dishes to reward adventurous eaters. The price point is really good for the quality and quantity. The service is good and noise level is acceptable for normal conversation, even with a full dining room. We liked everything we tried, but our favorites were braised pork cheek, wild boar ragu, beef heart tartare, and the mac & cheese.
I know this post will be moved at some point to another forum.... I had a meeting at the US Postal Service HQ this morning in L'Enfant Plaza, and I arrived a little early. So I went across to the Loews Hotel for a coffee. I noticed that the National Pork Producers Council was holding meetings there, and I thought to myself how much more pleasant that event would be than my regularly scheduled meeting. I went back across to the Postal Service for my meeting, and emerged around 11:45....only to find that a long line of protesters had formed across from the Loews Hotel. They had signs about pork abuse and a big blow-up doll of a pig inside a cage....how torn I felt. I couldn't help but think that these people had never tasted crispy bacon or slow-roasted pork cheeks or braised short ribs or a perfect grilled pork tenderloin. I suppose I pity them. If I knew how to do such things, I would have arranged a Rockwell flash mob to counter their demonstration....