Pasture-Raised Pork

What makes our pastured pigs uniquely different is what they eat. Pigs are actually quite good at foraging for their own food if given the chance.  We raise a variety of different breeds of pigs here on the farm, many of them heritage breeds. Putting in the hard work managing these animals holistically on pasture and in our woodlands, we are rewarded with superior flavor, texture and quality of meat.

By special design, the space that the pigs inhabit is a mixture of open pasture and woodlands. Through the spring and summer, the pigs will consume large amounts of grasses, roots, bark, mushrooms and insects. Pigs are omnivores so they do like to eat animal protein as well. In the autumn months, the pigs are herded to woodland paddocks where they can consume acorns, other nuts, mushrooms, roots, more insects and apples. This woodland diet leads to a truly delicious tasting product that is healthier for us and healthier for the animal.

This holistic form of management on the farm keeps manure concentration minimal, protects the animals naturally through parasite prevention and prevents permanent damage done to the land by massive amounts of rooting with their snouts. We will let them root but only so much as not to damage the soil.

Pigs still consume grain and the grain that we provide is a local certified non-GMO feed delivered from a local family farm. All pigs are custom cut at a local USDA licensed facility.

 

Pork in the Farm Store