Sow's Ear Piggery
We raise heritage-breed pigs (American Guinea Hog and Berkshire, with a dash of Mangalitsa). This cross combines the attributes of lard and lean bacon breeds, resulting in marbled, red meat with extra fat. Our pigs are raised outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine, graze clover and native grasses, forage on acorns and persimmons in season, and are also fed non-corn, non-soy, non-GMO feed (pellets of milo, black oil sunflower seed, and wheat) and fresh fruit and vegetables. They are happy, docile, friendly animals who enjoy a good life and re-pay us in natural, non-antibiotic, non-hormone meat and lard for frying and baking. Our pork is nicely marbled and sweet flavored.
If you are looking for feeders to raise yourself, we occasionally offer limited weaned pigs. Our cross-bred Berkshire x American Guinea Hogs will grow to butcher weight (@ 250 pounds) by 8 months, depending on diet.
We hope to offer specialty meat items such as traditional Polish kielbasa and natural rendered lard in the future.