In the 80's, my husband George was involved in building and managing a pork confinement operation in northern Michigan. At that time, it was believed that foraging animals could not efficiently harvest what the land could grow and provide. So they were placed in confinement structures while the land was worked to efficiently produce the feed needed to grow livestock.
Many years later we are letting our animals work our land and forage and harvest what they need, and have created an environment and lifestyle for this heritage bred pigs that reflects the way pork has famously been produced in Spain since the 1800’s.
Our pigs are allowed to forage thru our oak savannahs, where there is an abundance of acorns, beech nuts, tubers, roots, wild herbs and legumes. They also have a free choice of supplemental feed consisting of a vegetarian diet with no antibiotics and no hormones.
They are allowed to sleep under the stars and roam free like their feral ancestors. In late autumn, they forage all night under the full moon, living their lives similar to the famous Iberico pigs, exercising their bodies and minds every day.
It is chronicled that healthy and happy animals without stress make for better table fare. Pork produced this way has healthy levels of the omega 3’s. In parts of Europe, they refer to these renowned Iberico pigs as “olive trees on the hoof”. This is a meat product that is well marbled and has a Superior Clean taste.
In Spain this pork is anticipated year around which is harvested in late fall and early winter.
We hope you enjoy this delicious, clean and nutritious meat.
All of our meat is Vacuum packed and labeled for ease of identification.
Locally Raised, Direct from the Farm and Made in Michigan
George, Bonnie & Cal
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We work hard to provide healthy, wholesome products to our customers in the region. You won't find meat products like ours in your local supermarket. Our meats are raised in a way that's environmentally sustainable, truly humane, and naturally healthy.
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