Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Shane Petersen and his wife (Suisun Valley Farm) sell Mangalitsa pigs to The French Laundry and other high-end Bay Area restaurants.* Heath Putnam Farms sells them feeder pigs, which they fatten on their farm.
They are hobby farmers - but very serious about their hobbies.
In addition to making his own beer, lardo and pancetta, Shane makes his own saucisson sec. His wife is expert at cutting up pigs - she cuts up pigs better (less waste) than most "artisanal" butchers. They cook sous vide, in a sous vide rig that Shane built himself.
Finally, in addition to being ridiculously competent, they are very nice people.
* Call Shane at 707-815-0039 to order your Mangalitsa now.
Posted by Heath Putnam at 8:44 PM