Last autumn, I wrote aboutlocal meat and eggs from Buena Park High School's
Agricultural Sciences Program. Now through March (or until supplies run out), hand-raised, flavorful pork is available for sale at the school's farm store.
The pork here is darker than the "other white meat." It's pork with flavor, fat and yes, gristle, and it's from animals that roam and get exercised daily by the student farmers. It's the kind of pork your grandparents knew, rather than the flabby, flavorless stuff we get from industrial farms.
According to the school's order form:
"All animals are hand-fed, farm-fresh, raised by Buena Park High School Students.
There are no chemicals, steroids, antibiotics or additives given to the animals at any time.
All meat is prime grade.
All meat comes pre-packaged, labeled and frozen."
Pork cuts for sale include:
Smoked Bacon, thin cut
Smoked Bacon, medium cut
Hot Italian Sausage
Baby Back Ribs
3/4-inch Pork Chops, Sirloin End
3/4-inch Pork Chops, Rib End
3/4-inch Pork Chops
3/4-inch Pork Chops, Boneless
Pork Shoulder Steak
To order your meat, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for current prices and availability, or call Mrs. Fernandes at (714) 992-8778. All proceeds support the school's agricultural sciences and the kids who need your support the most.
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Also on sale at bargain prices: eggs, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, lemons and avocados. Egg supply is very limited, so get there early if you want some!
The school's farm store is open every Wednesday during the school year from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Buena Park High School Farm Store is located in a classroom on the northeast corner of the school's large campus. Set your car's GPS to this virtual address (the building is not labeled as such):
527 Magnolia Ave., Fullerton, (714) 992-8778; www.buenaparkffa.com