I don’t really know what “natural” means when it comes to supermarket pork – not much I suspect, and I definitely don’t know what “California natural” means (the pigs get to surf?) though I see it is a registered trademark, and I do know there’s some information out there suggesting that Farmer John isn’t very kind to his pigs.
Nevertheless, industrial consumer that I am, when I saw a chance to buy a reduced price pork shoulder I couldn’t resist. Then I saw the price – $6.66 – the price tag of the beast, and I hesitated. But only briefly.