Forest Ridge Farms LLC

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  Bonnie with Pigs

 

We would like to introduce you to Forest Ridge Farms.   Here is our story:

 

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. 

30+ years later, we are letting our animals work our land and forage and harvest what they need.  We believe this is the way it was always meant to be. We have created an environment and lifestyle for these 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 savannah’s, 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 non-GMO 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 unique taste. 

In Spain, this seasonal pork product, which is harvested in late fall and early winter, is anticipated year around.

Bonnie and George Klein


 

Ordering Details

There is no minimum order size for Farm Pickup orders. You can order anything you see listed.

Naturally, our inventory is changing all the time, and our supply of certain cuts is limited by nature's design of animals.  We need to market all the parts, and everything we sell has healthy and tasty applications.  It's all in knowing what to do with them.  We can help you with that, if you have questions.

Note that many products are priced by weight, so the exact pricing will not be known until we select the actual items that will fulfill your order.  However, the shopping cart will show the approximate total cost for each item.  When the order is placed, you will receive an immediate confirmation email with a copy of your order, including the approximate pricing.


 

We Appreciate Your Business

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.  Their meats are from an industrial farming system that abuses the environment, the animals, and ultimately, your health.  Our meats are raised in a way that's environmentally sustainable, truly humane, and naturally healthy. 

Please order from us in the knowledge that you are doing the right thing for your family, your region, and our small business.  Let's build a better future together.

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Fennville, MI  | 269.355.2803