Our mission is to provide a healthier pork offering in terms of the life the pigs live, including the care they receive and the food they consume. We started our farm here in Yale, Michigan in April 2010, with our first group of pure breed Berkshire heritage pigs arriving in May. Join us in our journey as we begin to transform our 40 acre farm into a model of sustainable growth, embracing humane animal husbandry and employing natural farming practices with a heritage breed of swine. We believe the vital ingredient to our quality pork is creating and maintaining a natural and safe environment for our hogs to live, play and thrive. In addition to free range grass pasture, we buy local grain from our neighbors . Our role is to be a good steward to the land we occupy, the animals we raise and to you our customers as we strive to be a positive force in this challenging time of food opportunities.
Our pigs are life-lived animals that enjoy pastured land every day. This gives our herd the luxury of playful socialization with each other rather than the isolation of the single stall pen system favored by the pork industry. Our pigs roam our pasture, run and romp in the field, nestle with each other when sleeping and move like an army of mini-hippos to play in favorite dig holes. They have a shaded nest in the pasture, free running clean water and protection from predators. Their bodies bear no signs of crowding stress such as ear or tail bites. What we don’t have are wire floors, single occupancy stations, or a manure lagoon. Our
We use two processors to ensure you have the pork cuts you crave!
USDA processors are a true full business partner for any farm that wants to resell their own meat. We are incredibly fortunate to have two USDA processors in our immediate area and we use both for their broad spectrum of solid meat cutting skills and specialty cuts and processes.