Pastured and Wooded Pork
As with all of the animals that we raise on our farm, our desire is to give pigs the ability to live in accordance with their natural instincts, in an environment best suited to their creaturely needs and comforts. This year, we have decided to source finished pigs from Bluewater Creek Farm in Killen, AL. Bluewater Creek’s mission is to “produce nutrient dense, clean food in a sustainable way, using farming practices that work with nature.” The pigs that we source from Bluewater Creek Farm have been raised in spacious paddocks on meadows or in the woods. There, they graze on a rich diet of foraged grass, roots, grubs, and nuts, as well as supplemental rations of non-GMO feed without the use of hormones or antibiotics. The way the pigs are raised both ensures their quality of life and helps enrich the fertility on the farm on which they are raised and — last but certainly not least — results in more delicious pork.