What Is Pork Shoulder and Why Should You Cook It?
Pork shoulder is a relatively tough and inexpensive cut of meat layered with fat that comes from the pig’s shoulder region. You may also see this cut labeled as pork butt or Boston butt, but this is actually shoulder meat. The actual rear of the pig is called the ham. Pork shoulder is sold bone-in or boneless, and can typically weigh between five and 10 pounds.
A pig's natural environment is the forest where it is able to root around for its favorite foods such as roots, nuts, berries, grasses, leaves, and insects. Raising our pigs in the forest provides a high quality and flavorful meat product for our clients.
We supplement their feed with Non-GMO feed. The benefits of forest raised pork are: 1) Superior flavor 2) Improved texture 3) Increased Omega-3 fats compared to commercially produced pork 4) Finally, the most important factor is that our hogs are raised in a NO stress environment, which directly impacts the quality of the meat.
Actual product may be slightly different than shown. Due to natural variations in our hogs, shape, size, and/or weight of individual cuts may vary. It is normal to see slight variations in color depending on both the type of product and the aging process.
One of our easy and favorite recipes at Hartland Hill Farm!!
Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork Recipe (with Video)