New pork products are now available from a Keene farm.
Archway Farm at 183 Arch St. recently released unveiled artisanal salami, the business’ first dry-cured product line.
“It’s nice for the retailers because it doesn’t have to be refrigerated,” owner Mark Florenz said.
The dry salami varieties include cacciatorini, finocchiona and sweet soppressata. Florenz said the farm recently added chorizo seco as a fourth variety.
Archway Farm made the first batch in April, and the salami hit the shelves of the Monadnock Food Co-Op about a month ago. Florenz said he’s hoping to get the product in additional stores in the region.
The salami also comes with the farm’s animal welfare certification from A Greener World, a nonprofit organization that audits participating farms annually based on sustainable practices and high livestock-management standards.
Florenz said designations like the animal welfare certification help Archway Farm stand out from its competitors on store shelves.
“We’re unique in places like the co-op, in that we are farm-focused and all the pork is coming from one place,” Florenz said. “… We control the process from the piglet all the way through to the final product.”
Florenz opened Archway Farm in 2014, according to the farm’s website. In addition to its new line of salami, the business offers a range of pork products, including ham, bacon and sausage.