Vermont Farm Fund - Emergency and Innovation Agricultural Loans


Phelan O'Connor and Kelsey Chandler, owners of Pigasus Meats

Phelan O’Connor and Kelsey Chandler, owners of Pigasus Meats

Pigasus Meats is a diversified livestock operation in South Hero, VT. They raise pastured pork for sale at the Burlington Farmers’ Market, as well as on farm. They have been running their pork operation since 2013. In 2017 they plan to add a 2,000 layer operation to the farm, using the eggs for sandwiches sold at the farmers’ market, as well as through wholesale accounts. Their Business Builder loan from the Vermont Farm Fund will help Pigasus build out infrastructure for their flock of hens, allowing them to efficiently collect eggs, provide quality living conditions for the flock, clean and process eggs in a timely manner, and safely store eggs at low temperatures using walk in cold storage.

Pastured pigs at Pigasus Meats