This past weekend in Fountaintown, the NC Natural Hog Growers Association hosted a BBQ supper for producers, buyers, and allied businesses to share a meal and get to know each other better in a casual setting. Farmhand Foods’ staff was there to visit with old friends and meet some of the Association’s new producers. It was a unique gathering that brought together key players (and their families) involved in developing the wholesale, pasture-raised pork industry in the state. The food, catered by The Pig, was delicious. We enjoyed being able to share with producers the list of different restaurants that are now serving their pork. Of course, conversation couldn’t help but come back around to the price hike corn is going to take due to drought-related shortages.