Why Choose Our Pastured Pork?
We're proud of our pastured pork - it is better for you and better for our environment. Here are 8 reasons our pastured pork is better.
Conventional operations often feed pigs regular antibiotics. The World Health Organization has warned that feeding animals antibiotics may pose a risk to human health, due to the increased risk of ingesting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Our pigs are never fed any antibiotics.
No growth hormones.
Many containment hog operations inject their hogs with growth hormones (like athletes using steroids) to increase their growth. A scientific review performed by the European Union's Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures Relating to Public Health found that meat raised using growth hormones poses several potential serious threats to human health. Our hogs are raised the natural way - without injecting growth hormones.
Our pigs pasture is grown without herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Pesticides and other agricultural chemicals have negative effects on our environment and human health. (The EPA lists agricultural chemicals as the #1 water pollutant, and a USGS survey found that every single one of the 1,000+ streams they tested were polluted.) We're proud to grow our pasture the natural, chemical-free way.
More Omega-3's and Vitamin E.
Omega 3 fatty acids offer multiple health benefits, including being great for your heart.
Our processor is certified humane.
Agricultural chemicals are responsible for polluting our streams, killing an estimated 72 million birds each year, and creating dead zones in the ocean. We're proud to raise our pork on 100% chemical-free pasture.
Healthier, happier animals.
Foraging on pasture is the natural and healthy way to raise pigs, not locked up in a tiny cage.
Support a small farmer.
For us, this is truly one of the best reasons to buy our products, because every dollar you spend with us helps to support a small, family run farm. Our farmers are dedicated to recovering the lost arts of animal husbandry that our forefathers knew. Old school, time honored traditions, and truly sustainable farming methods with a generational vision for the family, who wouldn't want to support that!