Green Connect is proud to offer sustainable and ethical pork and lamb
Our animals play an important role on the farm by helping us to manage weeds and pests, regenerate the soil with their manure, and reduce food waste. They roam through fresh pastures, feast on leftover produce, live in sunshine, roll in mud, and act like animals.
They also help us to better utilise our marginal land, diversity our income, create more jobs for former refugees and young people, and teach visitors to our farm about how we can farm animals in more ethical and integrated ways.
Click here to find our more about why we farm animals on the Green Connect farm.
We pride ourselves on the quality of meat we produce.
Multiple times year, we sell free-range pork and lamb packs to the community. These packs include a variety of cuts so that no parts of our animals go to waste.
Partnering with the talented Cleaver & Co Craft butcher, we ask Lachy (the butcher) to make 5kg & 10kg packs of different cuts so that every customers receives a variety of delicious meat to enjoy.
See below for answers to our most common questions. If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected].
What cuts of meat will I get?
Our free-range meat pack will include the following variety of cuts:
- 10kg Pork Pack: Pork roast (shoulder, neck or chump), spareribs and/or pork belly, pork chops, pork shank, diced pork, pork sausage, and minced pork
- 5kg Pork Pack: Pork roast (shoulder, neck or chump), pork chops, minced pork, and pork sausage
- 3kg Bone Pack: Pork bones
- 3kg Skin Pack: Pork skin
Can I choose specific cuts?
Unfortunately not. Our animals have only so many sections that can be made into specific cuts. We want to make sure that the whole animal is appreciated and nothing is wasted so we only sell mixed packs. It also means the different cuts can be shared between all of our customers.
Is it free-range?
Yes! Our pigs were raised on our permaculture farm in Warrawong, we move them around different areas of the farm so they can feast on leftover fruit, vegetables and plants – which also helps us to cultivate the soil.
How is the meat priced?
In setting the price for our free range pork and lamb, we considered both the market value for similar products as well as what it actually costs us to ethically and sustainably raise or pigs and lambs. As a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to growing fair food and creating jobs for former refugees and young people, we are committed to paying our staff award wages for the hours they work.
When and where do I pick up from?
Pick up is from Cleaver & Co Craft butcher (Unit 2, 5 Murphy Avenue, Gwynneville). Pick up dates for the next round of meat sales will be Monday 27 June to Wednesday 29 June. If you require delivery between Austinmer and Kiama, get in touch with us ane we’ll see what we can do. We will release dates for pick-up when our next meat packs are available for sale.
Do I need to pre-pay?
Yes. Prepayment is needed for us to reserve your order for you.
What do I need to bring when I pick up my meat pack?
Remember to bring a cool bag to keep your meat nice and cold until you can get it into your fridge or freezer.
How big is a 10kg pack ?
A 10kg pack fits in 25 cubic centimetres – about a third of a freezer compartment of an average household fridge-freezer.