Pig Roast Frequently Asked Questions

What size pig should I order for my party?
This depends on a few factors:  how many guests will be attending,  is pork the main dish,
will you will have other types of meat, how many side dishes you’ll have and do you want
leftovers.   In general, the rule of thumb is to allow one lb of pig per person if the pig
weighs 50 lbs or more, and ~1.5 lbs pig per person if under 50 lbs (as the yield of meat is
less for smaller pigs).

General rule of thumb:  Allow 1 lb pig/ person (based on hanging weight of pig)
How far in advance do I need to reserve my pig roast?
Pig roasts are extremely popular from May to October and some dates will book faster than others.  To increase the chance of getting
the cooker of your choice,  reserve your date as early as possible.  For holiday weekends such as Memorial Day,  Fourth of July, and
Labor Day,  we recommend reserving as soon as you can

How do I know which cooker to choose for my event?
All of our cookers produce a great tasting product, however, some take more attention than others.    
For pigs up to 80 lbs (up to 80 guests), the roasting box is absolutely fool proof and cooks a really nice pig.  It's the simplest one to use
and a great option for the novice pig roaster.   
The charcoal rotisseries are very popular but they do take more attention because you're using a direct fire heat source and have to add
charcoal on a regular basis to maintain heat.   The propane rotisserie takes less attention since the propane tank provides a constant
heat source.  

How do I reserve a roasting box for my pig roast?
After contacting us to check availability for your date, you will need to pay the full amount for the roasting box rental ($100) to reserve it.  
The payment for the pig must be made at least
two weeks prior to your event, but most people like to make one advance payment so
they pay for the cooker rental and pig payment at the same time.  Note: An additional $100 cash deposit will be due at pick up, which is
refunded to you when the cooker is returned cleaned and complete (all parts returned in working order).

How do I reserve a rotisserie cooker for my pig roast?
After contacting us to check availability for your date, you will need to make a minimum deposit ($50) for the rotisserie cooker to reserve
it.  The payment for the pig must be made at least
one week prior to your event, but most people like to make one advance payment,
rather than two.  This means they pay the rental deposit and pig payment at the same time, then pay the balance at time of delivery.  Any
applicable delivery fees are due at time of delivery.
Example for reserving a 50-60 lb pig and small charcoal cooker:  $180 + $50 = $230 minimum due.

However, some people like to pay for everything upfront, so it is one less thing to worry about later.  
Example for reserving a 50-60 lb pig and small charcoal cooker: $180 +150 = $330

How do I make a payment?  Click here to make a payment online!
A) Mail a check to Secchiaroli Farm, 62 Miner Lane, Waterford, CT 06385
B) Use Paypal feature to reserve. Your paypal cart may include:  1) Pig  2) Rental Payment or deposit.  3) Additional items like charcoal
or rub.  If you use paypal, please include date and cooker type in the Notes so we can make sure to match your payment with correct
date and cooker.
C)We can invoice you an email through Paypal which will allow you to pay it all in one shot or in increments. This is a good option for
cook and carves or deliveries of pig and cooker combos.

Will I get an email confirmation of payment received?
No. Paypal only gives you a confirmation number. There is no other email confirming the order from us. You are more than welcome to
email or call us to make sure the order is received.

What are the pick up times?
Generally, pick ups takes place the day before your event. Most events take place on Saturdays therefore Fridays are extremely busy for
us. We have pick up windows from 9-10am and 4-6pm on Fridays. We can however accommodate Saturday or Sunday pick ups. We
prefer that those take place in the morning before 10am. You must call to make special arrangements if those times do not work for you.
Most Fridays we are out making deliveries during the middle of the day. And most Saturdays we are out doing pig roasts of our own.
Please take into consideration that this is a farm not a store with regular business hours. We will try our best to be flexible and available
for you outside of our normal pick up windows.

Can I pick up the trailored rotisserie cookers?
Yes. If you have a trailer hitch we will allow you to tow the equipment.  We will require a valid drivers license, current insurance for the
vehicle that is towing the equipment and a credit card to hold for incidentals.

What do you charge for delivery fees?
The fees are calculated on round trip mileage to deliver and pick up the cookers.  For example, if you live 50 miles away, then one round
trip = 100 miles, multiplied by 2 trips = 200 total miles travelled.  The current travel fee is .60/mile, which covers the cost of fuel and time
spent traveling.  In the above scenario, the delivery fee = 200 miles x .60 = $120.  

What is the size of the roasting box, will it fit in an SUV?
The dimensions of the roasting box are 48”x25”x24” (LxWxH) or 4 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet, which should fit into the back of a Honda Pilot
(SUV) when seats are down.  It would be better if you had a small pickup.

How much charcoal do I need for the roasting box?
The roasting box takes regular charcoal (e.g. Kingsford charcoal) and you will need about about (3) three 16 lb bags, which we do not

How long do I have the cooker rental?
The standard time is 3 days.  Day 1 is the delivery of rotisserie cooker or pickup of caja china roasting box, usually the day before your
event, Day 2 is the day of your event and Day 3 is pickup/return on the day after.   During peak holiday weekends, delivery or pickup may
fluctuate by a day, and we would let you know in advance if more time is needed.  For example, your pig roast is on Saturday.  The
cooker would be delivered or picked up on the Friday before, and then returned on Sunday.  Return times of the roasting box are
Sundays between 4pm-6pm.

Do I need to be there at delivery time of the rotisserie cooker?
Yes, ideally whomever is going to be using the equipment (i.e. cooking the pig) should be there at delivery, so that we can show you
how to the secure the pig onto the cooker and answer any questions you may have.  We do leave you with printed instructions, but being
able to show you works best.

Where should I keep the pig until it is time to cook it?
We recommend keeping the pig on ice overnight in a large cooler, and preferably in a cool location like your basement.

Is there a cancellation Fee?
Yes. The fee varies based on what was ordered. If you reserved a date for a Cook and Carve you would lose your deposit. If cancelled
with in four weeks of your event you will lose 75% of the total. If your order included a cooker rental you could lose up to 100% of the fee.
If enough notice is given to be able to rent out the equipment again we can offer a %50 refund.  If a pig has been processed you will
lose the cost of the pig but if it was not processed yet you will get a full refund for the cost of the pig.

Number of guests
General rule ( 1 lb pig /
Pig is main meal and/or you
want leftovers (extra pork)
30 guests
40 lb pig
50 lb pig
40-50 guests
50 lb pig
50-60 lb pig
50-60 guests
50-60 lb pig
70-80 lb pig
60-80 guests
70-80 lb pig
80-90 lb pig
80-100 guests
90-100 lb pig
110-125 lb pig
100-120 guests
110-125 pigs
130-150 lb pig
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Make your reservation today!   Please
contact us for cooker and pig size
Include date of event, location, pig size,
and  preferred cooker
Pick up times of pig and/or roasting boxes:
Fridays: 9am-10am or 4pm-6pm
*Saturday mornings before 10am
*Special arrangements can be made for
pick ups. Please call to arrange a time.
Roasting boxes returns are Sundays
*Subject to schedule fluctuations, please
contact us to confirm pickup time
We have limited availability of certain pig
sizes.  Please contact us prior to placing an
order.  Kindly allow
1 weeks notice.