Heritage Breed Pork
Our pigs are fed non-GMO feed from a local mill (Bagdad Rller Mills.) When available, they also get produce grown in our orchards and gardens using organic methods. Our breeding herd also enjoys rooting in our silvo-pastures (partly wooded pastures) for grubs and plant roots. In the fall, our hogs are able to forage acorns and walnuts. By summer 2023, we planto have permanent silvo-pastures availabe for our feeder hogs also.
Our meat is always hormone and antibiotic free.
Gloucestershire Olds Spots
These white pigs with black spots and floppy ears love root around the nut trees in our woods are Gloucestershire Old Spots. They are often called cottage pigs or Old Spots or abbreviated GOS.
These special pigs originated in Gloucestershire, England where families often kept them in their orchards at their cottages. The tale is that the white pigs got their black spots when the apples fell from the trees and bruised them. We continue the tradition today of feeding Old Spots apples with the drops that fall from our trees.
Old Spots are know for being a docile, friendly pig. Our Old Spots come running to the fence to meet us when we go out. They frequently lay down, roll over on their back for their belly to be scratched.
Breeding stock may be available. Please inquire.
Tastier & Healthier Pork
Our pork not only tastes better than conventionally raised factory farmed pork, it's better for you! Studies show pasture raised pork has less saturated fats and more healthy unsaturated fats, and more nutrients.
Preserving a Heritage Breed
"Many of America’s once-common farm animals face extinction if we do not take action now. Rare farm animals represent an irreplaceable piece of earth’s biodiversity and offer incredible variety that may be needed for future farms - robust health, mothering instincts, foraging, and the ability to thrive in a changing climate. These farm animals are a vital part of ensuring food security for our planet – now and for the future." - The American Livestock Conservancy
Eat them to Save them. Eating heritage breed meat may seem counter intuitive, but it does help preserve rare breeds by providing farmers financial incentive to breed and raise rare heritage breeds and therefor preserve genetic diversity.