Piglet portrait by Anna Kariel Photography

Our pigs have it as good as it gets. They’re regularly rolling around in fresh grass, making mud pies, and when it rains—did somebody say pool party?

With their astute noses leading the way, they forage acorns, tree nuts, roots, shoots, wild fruits, insects, and mushrooms. 

These pigs love a diverse menu, and will even have a go at your boots if you let 'em!

To keep them growing big and healthy, we supplement their otherwise wild-food diet with locally grown non-GMO grain. 

Beyond that, they’re not given any kinds of fillers, hormones, or antibiotics.

As healthy pigs they're no strangers to causing a ruckus. Tipping the water trough down the hill? No problem.

As much as we love their rambunctiousness, we do our best to keep it in check. If left unattended, they'll tear away at the ground with no end in sight. 

Gabe feeding pigs by Anna Kariel Photography

To continue improving our soil depth and health, we move our pigs frequently—about once a week—so that a substantial amount of vegetation remains after their shenanigans. This rest period allows each paddock to recover, and ushers in more biodiversity and richer soil.

They also love the exercise. It keeps their muscles strong and engaged and creates wonderfully marbled meat.

Active foraging pigs are healthy pigs. And healthy pigs make scrumptious and nutrient-dense pastured pork.

If you haven’t yet tried our pork chops—prepare your taste buds. Imagine each bite full of all the richness your local ecosystem has to offer. Full of flavor, hearty texture, and juiciness galore.

This is what real good honest food tastes like. 

*Please know, if an animal ever needed medical treatment for illness, we would take appropriate measures. Though we've rarely needed this intervention in all our years of farming, we are transparent as possible about it.*