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White Oak Pastures: Nose-to-tail, farm-to-door

We believe our farm is one-of-a-kind. We’re fiercely proud of our vertically integrated system, which allows us to raise animals on pasture, slaughter and butcher them in our USDA-inspected… 302 more words

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How To Render Lard from KuneKune Fatback

Yesterday, my Mom and I rendered Lard for the first time using fatback from the two KuneKune boars we had processed.

Things you will need: 220 more words

4-H Heritage Breeds/Small Sustainable Farming Project

The History of "The Other White Meat"

Once pork was the known for being a red, fatty meat like beef. But during the 70s and 80s it turned into the white tasteless pork you get at the store. 402 more words

4-H Heritage Breeds/Small Sustainable Farming Project

Getting our Meishan Piglets

Yesterday My Mom and I drove three and a half hours to Tenessee to pick up our Meishan gilt MooShu and our Meishan Barrow DimSum, at… 220 more words

4-H Heritage Breeds/Small Sustainable Farming Project

Why Pastured Pork Is Awesome

In the past I have had a lot of commercial pork. It has always been that dry, tasteless white meat. Now I have had the experience of raising my pork since it was young, knowing it’s living conditions and feeding it an amazing diet of forage, GMO-free food and lots of produce. 452 more words

4-H Heritage Breeds/Small Sustainable Farming Project

Why Registrations Are So Important

Registration is very important to make sure a KuneKune is pure and not a mix of other breeds. 

In order to get a piglet registered. You have to send in at least thirty to forty hairs (bulb attached) to a genetics lab called UC Davis. 387 more words

4-H Heritage Breeds/Small Sustainable Farming Project

Pastured Piggies

August 14, 2016

As a child, I ran barefoot through the grass without a care in the world. Today, I watched my piglets and their mother foraging in the pasture, playing in the mud and eating from their dish. 354 more words

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