Where do most of our hogs come from? The Lang...

Where do most of our hogs come from? The Lang Family.
Hi everyone! I just posted the basics of this year's February Hog Special here, but wanted to give you more information about where the hogs come from. We mention in many of our posts: #eatlocal or #buylocal. We don't just mean that you are supporting our local business, but you are also supporting local farms. We have a long history with the farmer that we get our February Hog Special hogs from (as well as all of our award-winning competition hams and bacon). They always come from the Lang family. The Lang family farm in South Beloit, IL, A.M. Farms, is currently being run by Jon and his son Michael, the 4th and 5th generations of Langs to raise hogs in the northern IL/southern WI area. In the early 1900s Jon's great-grandfather, William Lang, moved to IL from IA and started raising hogs. His son Ray continued raising hogs until his death in 1967.  Ray's sons, Ray Jr., David, and Don, carried on the tradition. Don raised pure-bred...

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Eickman's Annual February Hog Special

Eickman's Annual February Hog Special
It's that time of year again! The February Hog Special. Each year during the month of February you can take advantage of the post-holiday calm and order a whole or half hog at a discount. How does it work? All you have to do is give us a call, tell us if you'd like a whole or half hog for the February special and we'll walk you through the options on how you would like it cut. Here are the details: The half hog will be about 100 lbs. dressed at $2.70/lb for a total of $270.00. The whole hog would be about 200 lbs dressed at $2.50/lb for a total of $500.00. This includes the cost of the hog, cutting and packaging, and the curing and smoking of hams and bacon. You get roasts, chops (bone-in or boneless), hams, bacon, ribs, sausage (little links extra), and if you'd like, the hocks, lard and even the liver, feet, and head. Not a fan of roasts? We can cut those into pork steaks. Only like sausage, ham and bacon? We can put all of...

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What we do & Eickman's news

What we do & Eickman's news
Hi everyone! It's been a while since our last blog. Most of our news goes on our Facebook page, and if it works out okay, on Instagram as well. (Instagram is good for pictures, not for links...) We also send emails out! You can sign up to be on our mailing list right on this website on the "Contact" page.   Click here for a link to our latest Eickman's Meat News email.  Also, thank you to everyone that reached out in one way or another after the passing of our founder, Merlyn Eickman. He touched a lot of lives and we appreciated hearing those stories and knowing so many were thinking of us.