In SWFL, a completely local Thanksgiving

  • November 15, 2016

In SWFL, a completely local Thanksgiving

We were featured in the News Press by reporter Anne Reed, showcasing all the local option for thanksgiving. Here’s what she had to say about us:


It’s not always about the turkey.

At Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm in North Fort Myers, the organically raised and pastured 100 percent Red Wattle pigs are in higher demand than previous seasons. Ham and other cuts of the humanely raised and harvested pork are available year-round. This holiday season, owner Rose O’Dell King and her staff are offering a few special items, starting with whole-roasted hogs.

“We are doing a lot of whole pigs,” O’Dell King said. “People seem to be wanting a memorable and special culinary event but are saying it doesn’t need to be turkey.”

The hogs range from 25 to 45 pounds and can be taken home and roasted or, for those nervous about the process, O’Dell King and her staff will roast the hog for you. “It just takes the guess work out,” she said.

This is the first year O’Dell King has offered a crown roast of pork. “Crown roast is a really spectacular centerpiece presentation,” she explained. “When you cook it and bring it out, it has that same wow factor as a turkey.”

Extras: Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm also offers two different seasonings for their pork: Hundred Acres citrus with Walker Farms saw palmetto honey, and a traditional mojo with garlic and lime. They are also selling rice and black-bean stuffing and a sausage-apple stuffing to accompany the pork.

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