John Boy’s Farm is the brainchild of John Ublado, whose mission is to provide ethically grown poultry and Berkshire pigs to Westchester residents. All of his chickens are natural and free-range; his pigs are fed only with locally grown food. The farm is open from May to November. He also distributes his products (which include tenderloin, pork butt, and ribs) through the Muscoot Farmers’ Market on weekends.
The bacon—oh, the bacon! And that’s just the beginning. Pound Ridge native John Ubaldo farms upstate in Cambridge, New York, and hauls his Berkshire pork (and many other goodies) down weekly to restaurants and consumers in Westchester and nearby Connecticut. Ubaldo was selected by Iowa State University to receive some of its English breeding stock, which retain a lot of the old-time characteristics and meat qualities not seen in U.S.-bred Berks. The pork chops are thick and full-flavored, whether smoked or not. Roasts and tenderloins are juicy and robust, and the ribs are meaty. And Ubaldo has as much character as his pork does. Get on his newsletter list at email@example.com for hilarious weekly stories of piggy hijinks and to pre-order, or peruse his stand at the Pound Ridge Farmers’ Market and Muscoot Farm April through November.