Heritage Breed, Fully Pastured Pork
We have a small but growing herd of hogs, all a heritage breed called Large Black. The breed is well suited to our climate, and to living on pasture. They graze and root up snacks from beneath the soil, wallow in the mud, and enjoy lots of scrap produce as well as a daily supplemental treat of grains mixed with kelp meal to assure they get all the vitamins and minerals they need. They are able to exercise and explore on a twenty acre pasture, to fully express their uniquely piggy nature. We believe that this is only proper; out of respect for the fact that ultimately their deaths will feed us, their lives should first be as full and happy as we can possibly provide.
We are now offering pork wholes, halves and primals! If you would like to purchase any pork products please contact us directly by phone: 404-213-1164, drop us a line: LittleBitFarmGA@me.com or come see us at the Uptown Market in downtown Columbus, GA every Saturday morning.
We've so far had two sows successfully farrow litters right in the pasture, and everyone gets along just fine. With ample space to roam, fighting is practically nonexistent. And the piglets are well protected from predators by the electric fence borders of their paddock, as well as the watchful eyes of their parents.
The lifestyle these hogs are allowed to lead lets them grow slower, and exercise a LOT more, than hogs grown in a CAFO-type operation. This is not just an ethical issue for us; it is a quality issue as well. Pork from pastured hogs is very well marbled and leaner overall, has a healthier ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, and just plain tastes better (if we do say so ourselves).