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We are proud to raise and breed Gloucestershire Old Spots (GOS), a rare heritage breed that is known for its docility, friendliness, foraging intelligence, and self-sufficiency. Their finished meat is widely known to be marbled, sweet, tender, and incredibly rich.

Pigs that heal their ecosystem and ours.

Managing our holistically-foraged pigs wherever their ecologic impat is needed on the farm is crucial to developing a healthier and larger animal with more intramuscular fat and complexity of flavor. Acorns give their meat a rich nuttiness, sweetness, and more omega-3 fatty acids, while forage plants like wild blueberry, sumac, wild carrot, milkweed, tree seedlings, clover, and soil create a unique, truly healing, and farm-specific nutrition that also regenerated its environment in the process. 

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How We Farm

Our GOS pigs are truly the movers and shakers in our 250-acre sustainable forestry system. Our pigs are bred, raised, and finished entirely in the forest. Managed intensively, they promote and restore native woodlands and their unique ecosystems. Such purposeful design patterns are our attempt to manage our pigs via the natural phenomenon called pannage, where pigs pass through healthy ecosystems when fruit or nuts are plentiful to reap the harvest but not destroy the larger biome. They promote health, not bring disaster.

By such holistic management, our holistically-foraged and happy pigs promote the forest’s abundant ecology while produce marvelous and tasteful pork in the process.

The Problem

Pigs are omnivores and, if not properly cared for, this becomes a great issue. In some farmed environments, they eat leftover scraps they find laying around, their own feces, as well as the dead carcasses of sick animals, including their own young.

The questions is what is the natural behavior for a wild pig?

Pigs by nature are not “herding” animals and cannot thrive in “the pasture.” They are not low-level prey species like sheep or goats, or even cattle. They are not “bunching” animals but instead loosely roam large ecosystems rummaging and tilling as they go.

Our management is built to mimic this natural functioning by placing them in large paddocks where they can generally spread out, forage as they desire, and not over-crowed each other. Happy pigs don’t eat dead pigs … or their feces … or their farmers.

Clean and Happy Pigs are Dirty

Raised on Organic Feeds

Although our holistically-foraged pigs derrive nearly 90% of their daily nourishment from their environement, we provide minimal locally-milled, Certified Organic, non-GMO, and Soy-free supplemental feeds.

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