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edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016

www.ediblemontereybay.com 31 ucts, which are inherently more costly to produce than inferior and less healthful and humanely raised pork. Prices range from $10–$12 per pound for cuts and roasts. Sausage links (chorizo, spicy Italian, German, Vermont maple, to name a few) are $14 per pound, and bacon runs $8 per package. Bones for broth and pigs feet for dog treats are $5. Discount cards are also always available, and the Kimmichs plan to start quarterly culls at the farm that they can sell at a reduced price. “I want everyone to be able to afford good pork!” Jack exclaims. “We want this to be affordable so people can truly eat healthy!” e Kimmichs are also serving their sausages and roast and pulled pork at more and more events. For example, this past 4th of July they were part of the Hollister Independence Rally at Corbin where they partnered with Farmhouse Culture, the Watsonville sauerkraut maker. “Meeting customers, especially those who share the same ideas about food and health, and hearing how eating well has changed their lives—that’s been one of the most rewarding aspects of this endeavor,” Jack reflects. “Watching the herd grow and knowing that they’re healthy and happy, and then being able to share that with a community is amazing.” “It’s a lot of work, very challenging,” Sara adds. “But you always grow through challenge.” California Kurobuta Hollister • info@californiakurobuta.com www.californiakurobuta.com SIMPLE KUROBUTA PORK ROAST Courtesy California Kurobuta in Hollister Pork roast Salt Always start with thoroughly thawed meat. Rub roast with the salt of your choice. Put in a pan with sides (cast iron is our favorite). Add 1 cup of water, fruit juice, wine or even cold coffee Cook at 210° F for 120 minutes per pound. For example, a 6- pound roast would cook for 8 hours. Cook uncovered. If it seems dry, add more liquid. It is ideal to have some liquid left at the end to eat with the meat or make gravy. Pork is considered safe at 135° F. Use a meat thermometer to determine internal temperature of the roast. Serve and enjoy! It really only needs salt as seasoning.


edible Monterey Bay Winter 2016
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