Twice a year we get fresh sausage from a friend. It is made a day or two before I get it from pigs they raise and process themselves. It has the most wonderful flavor, they have really figured out the added spices, plus they use the whole pig in the sausage, the ham and all the good parts.
When i get it it's in five pound bags, I then break it down into 1 to 1 1/2lb bags and use my food savor to seal them and into my freezer they go.
These last us about six months and we are anxious for the next batch.
tons of good sausage, of course we leave one bag out for breakfast!