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Why sourcing organic meat is like finding a 'hog in a haystack'

The following is an edited excerpt from "Salted & Cured: Savoring the Culture, Heritage, and Flavor of America's Preserved Meats," by Jeffrey Roberts (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017). We might entitle this story "the hitchhiker’s guide to prosciutto," not because our Iowa hogs embarked on an interstellar journey but because the two protagonists met as a result of a flagged-down ride. In 1974, then 25-year-old Herb Eckhouse was traveling by thumb around the country. Born in Burlington, Iowa, and raised in Chicago by a World War II Jewish refugee, he graduated from Harvard and then hit the road, where he caught a fateful ride to Idaho from a cousin of his future wife, Kathy. Originally from Berkeley, California, she spent time in Europe before crossing paths with Herb. They worked together as ranch hands in Iowa, and in 1979 a job with Wells Fargo took them to San Francisco,...

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