Forest Ridge Farms, producers of Forest Fed Pork, are creating an environment and lifestyle for hogs that reflect the way pork is produced in Spain. They are allowed to forage through our oak savannahs where there is an abundance of acorns, beech nuts, tubers, roots, wild herbs, legumes and woodland mast.They have a free choice of supplemental feed consisting of a vegetarian non-GMO diet, no antibiotic and no hormones.
They will be allowed to sleep under the stars and roam free like their feral ancestors. In late autumn they forage all night under the full moon, living their lives similar to the famous Iberico pigs, exercising their bodies and minds every day. It is chronicled that healthier animals make for better table fare—healthy and happy without stress. Pork produced this way has healthy levels of the omega 3s.
In parts of Europe these renowned pigs are referred to as “olive trees on the hoof.” This is a meat product that is well marbled and has a unique taste. In Spain this pork, which is harvested in fall and early winter, is anticipated year around.
At harvest time our hogs are slaughtered in a USDA-inspected facility in Coopersville, MI. that is certified Animal Welfare Approved. Additional processing and packaging will be available at Byron Center Meats in Byron Center, MI. Special requests are welcome. Four Large Blacks will be available late Fall or early Winter.
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