WHAT MAKES OUR PORK A CUT ABOVE THE REST?
Raised on an incredibly biodiverse landscape that goes beyond pasture. Instead of mowing the pastures, we chose to let them grow wild, and some magnificent native plants sprung up! These native seeds had been sleeping beneath the soil, waiting for some natural disturbance (which they historically used to get from wildfires and large mammals). The pigs use their snouts as shovels, happily rooting through the soil and adding just enough disturbance to stimulate the seed bank, after which we promptly move them to the next piece of land before they do too much. Along the way, we have been removing invasive plants and trees that are growing too close together. Now, we have native fruit and nut-producing trees and bushes, with a healthy mix of sunlit pasture in between the trees to provide space for both shade and sun-loving native plants. As we rotate the pigs, they continue to keep the understory of this budding “silvopasture” clear, maintaining a variety of microclimates that support a wide array of species. This place is ALIVE and is serving as a refuge for many species (some of which are classified as vulnerable, endangered, or were thought to no longer exist in our region).
Soy & Corn Free Non-GMO Feed
We supplement our pigs diet with a soy and corn-free non-GMO feed. This feed is custom made for us by a mill that grows the ingredients (not imported from far-away lands), checks for mycotoxins, mills it right before delivery so we always have fresh feed, limiting oxidation and free-radicals. They add activated charcoal to our feed to help bind to any toxins the pigs may encounter. This feed has been custom made with local food, regenerative farming practices, and the omega fatty acid ratio in mind.
HEALTH BENEFITS & NUTIRENT DENSE PORK
We sent out our pork to a lab for nutrional analysis, and our results show that the way we raise our pork is creating nutrient dense food!
Commonly Available Options at Other Local Health Food Stores
In order to understand what truly makes our pork different, we went to local health-food stores to see the selection of pork products available. Here is what we found: