This week's Featured Farm is Joli Cochon of East Jordan. Last week at the Farmer's Market, owner Nick Paxton told us all about his farm and his love for pigs! Don't forget about the Farmer & Artisan Market each Friday from 9am-noon at ACD!
How and when did your farm get started?
Three years ago, I bought a sow for meat for home and to sell to others. That transformed into Joli Cochon ('Pretty Pig' in French).
What do you grow on your farm? What do you have here today?
I have pork chops, bacon, and smoked fresh sausage. I raise pigs.
What do you like about being a farmer? Why do you do it?
Being outside and caring for animals keeps me farming, as well as providing a good healthy life for my animals and tasty healthy meat for the community.
What is your favorite thing you grow and why?
Pigs are cute, funny, and delicious. Providing a healthier option for meat is a passion for me.