“One of the obligations of Project FarmSTAND is to create educated communities that are informed on the powers we are up against. We want to help families and friends become self-sustaining, teach them new things, and provide products that will help them. We value our community and strive to help them realize the importance of our communities, families, bodies, and lives.”
Project FarmStand’s Piggy Program
Above was a snippet from our mission statement, and one way we want to act upon these convictions is through our recently developed “Piggy Program.”
What is PFS’s Piggy Program?
Here’s the concept:
We will have piglets available in the spring for purchase. We will have two options available to our members.
1) Purchase a piglet and take it home to raise on your farm!
2) Purchase a piglet for the same price and raise it here on our farm in a way that fosters a closer community and connection to your food!
Keep reading to learn how this happens!
What Inspired the Piggy Program?
And “Test Run Doug”
“Project FarmStand believes that we simply cannot do it all. Along with reliance on God, our mission is to partner with others, functioning as the body of Christ to glorify God through all we do- whether that’s eating or drinking!”
1 Corinthians 10:31.
Doug Culham has been in our pilot program for raising farm fresh pork and beef. Last year, Doug raised one pig, who we endearingly named “Doug the Pig” after his owner – the man, Doug.
Doug, the man that is, kept half of the pork from his pig for his family and sold the other half. Doing this, he ended up covering all his costs for the pig AND feed, earning him not only clean but also free pork! We are so grateful for all of his help both with the projects around the farm he participated in through our Piggy Program and for his help in testing this method of community farming.
Conditions For The Piggy Program
- If you are a Project FarmSTAND Member you meet the first requirement to raising your OWN feeder pig here at Project FarmStand!
- Your pig has to be a purchased feeder pig from (us) Project FarmSTAND
- It is expected of you that you will split the cost of pig feed and supplements For example, if we have 10 pigs and you raise 1 pig, you would pay for 1/10 (10%) of the feed cost.
- You must pay for the kill and processing fees when your pig(s) are butchered
- When you join Project FarmSTAND’s Piggy Program you are agreeing to participate in several work days (1-2) a month on our farm for the period of time you raise your pig. Work days will be on Mondays and Saturdays. Our website will be updated with the workday schedule.
What Will I Benefit From The Piggy Program?
- Low-cost way to raise a source of clean meat!
- You will receive first-hand training and gain experience on how to raise pigs
- You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects on the farm alongside other like-minded people.
When You Partner With us You Are Fostering Fellowship and Fun!
All About Our “Piggies” in the Piggy Program
A few months ago we purchased a breeding pair of heritage pigs.
Have you ever heard of a Mulefoot pig? That’s right, mulefoot! Mulefoot pigs are considered critically rare, there are not many left! These pigs have solid hooves resembling the hoof of a mule.
Check Out What The American Mulefoot Hog Association Has to Say!
“The Mulefoot is an American hog breed. Their unique name is because their uncloven hooves are like that of a mule. There are presently only 600 registered Mulefoots in the United States. This number has improved from 200, but the Livestock Conservancy considers them critically endangered.
The average litter size for the Mulefoot is 5-6 piglets. Mulefoot sows are known for having good maternal instincts.
For patient farmers, the female pigs can reach an average of 450 pounds, and the males average 550 pounds.
Mulefoot are an excellent pig for small farms because they are docile, friendly, and easily managed.
In addition to their temperament, we chose to raise the Mulefoot because of their size and their gourmet meat quality. In particular, they are known for their freckled marbling and red meat color similar to beef.”
Our boar, which is a male pig used for breeding, is 50% Mulefoot pig and 50% Magnalista pig.
The Magnalista pig is thought of as the kobe beef of pork! Modern Farmer
A female pig who has had previous successful birth(s) is called a sow. We have a sow right now!
Our sow is 75% Mulefoot and 25% Old Spot.
Old Spots are a beautiful breed of pig. We have some Old Spot feeder pigs that are mixed with Red Wattle hogs making them have a golden orange coloring and dark brown spots! Check out this website to learn more about the Old Spot breed! Although our sow is only a quarter part Old Spot and doesn’t show much resemblance of the Old Spot since she has an all black coat, there’s potential of her piglets having spots!
None of our pigs have been vaccinated and will not be treated with pharmaceuticals.
Our animals are treated with orthomolecular methods.
Orthomolecular therapies, unlike industrial pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals, can be used on farms without disrupting the microbiome of the soils, plants, animals, and farmers, so they are critical to the future of healthy farming and healthy food. www.orthomolecular.org
“Happy Meat is What We Eat”
All of our pigs are fed non-GMO feed and are forest-raised, having access to an assortment of grubs, roots, grass, and more!
Lastly, “Pig” News! We are Expecting!
In the Spring of 2024 we will be expecting piglets! This is where YOU come in! Once the baby pigs are about two months old they will be ready for purchase. Stay posted for pricing information and the release of this new “piggy product” that we want YOU to have access to.
If you want in on the Piggy Program, then let’s talk! Email us at