Forest & Pasture Pork
Making the best tasting pork starts with putting the pig back in it’s natural habitat. To start out all our pigs are born and raised here on our farm. From their first day they can snuffle the dirt, play in the leaves and live the ultimate pig life.
Piglets are weaned from their mothers around 8 weeks of age with a process keeping stress to a minimum. For the next few months they typically move around the pastures eating forages and feed. As they mature we train them to respect electric wire fence and move them into the forest to finish.
At harvest time we build a corral where the hogs are in the woods and load them onto a trailer. For many pigs this is their first time on a trailer!
All our hogs are processed at T & E Meats in Harrisonburg, VA.
Pigs are not an herbivore so they must have some type of feed in their diet. Our pigs are feed a combination of GMO-free grains, peanuts and during the fall months apples from local orchards. Approximately 50% of our hog feed comes from “waste” sources, reducing the number of acres needed for conventional grain production. They also eat a lot of grasses & forages, acorns, hickory nuts & walnuts during the fall and hay during the winter. This diet diversity along with plenty of exercise makes our pork taste out of this world!
• Humanely treated: No rings in nose, no farrowing/gestation crates, mothers allowed to build nests
• 100% drug free: We don't use steroids or hormones on our piggies.
• Natural habitat: Frequently moved in forest paddocks, diet high in vegetation – grass, nuts, roots, berries, etc.
• GMO free, custom grain ration: Hogs eat a supplemental ration of GMO-FREE grain.