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Peach Creek Farm Berkshire Pork

Peach Creek Farm in Rosanky is making the very best sausage, ham, pork chops, and bacon in Texas, and you'd be pretty hard-pressed to find better anywhere in the nation. Selected by the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival for the extremely popular "Farm-to-Market" Exhibit, Peach Creek's pork products are unlike anything you can purchase at the grocery store. For starters, the hogs are pure Berkshire, a breed prized for tender and flavorful meat. In addition, the herd is free-range, living a healthy life out of doors, ensuring that Peach Creeks pork is free of the antibiotic-, hormone-, and stress residues that blight commercial pork. The hogs are butchered only a few days prior to Saturday's Austin Farmers' Market, making it (probably) the freshest pork you have ever tasted in your life.

The German sausage at $5.25 a pound is flavorful and satisfying, putting even my beloved Elgin sausage to shame. Breakfast links, perfectly seasoned, are $5.25 a pound, and Italian sausage, both sweet and hot, sells for $5 a pound. Sliced ham, suitable for sandwiches or for "frizzling" in the breakfast skillet, sells for $6 a pound, and country style bacon sells for $5.

Virtually any other cut of pork is available, from spare ribs and chops to ground pork and ham hocks. Entire smoked hams are available by request, as are pork loin roasts. Go to Peach Creek's Web site: www.peachcreekfarm.us. For perfect convenience, you can order what you want and just go by the Farmers' Market and pick up your order, with no anxiety about finding the small operation being sold out. You can find James and Rose Page, the hardworking owners/farmhands of Peach Creek at the Austin Farmers' Market (Fourth and Guadalupe) on Saturdays, 9am to 1pm; or at the Plaza Saltillo Farmers' Market (Fifth and Comal) on Wednesday evenings, 4pm to 6:30pm.

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