3 things you need to know about pastured pork

Pork is good. It just is! What meat beats bacon? Or a good, smoked ham?

Nothing…or pretty much nothing.

But…if you’ve been dining on conventional pork and know that tastes good, truly pastured pork will blow your mind.

There are many reasons to consider pastured pork beyond its incredible flavour…

3 things you need to know about pastured pork

#1 – pigs raised in confinement barns have issues.

Questionable diets that create high levels of Omega 6 fats, which are bad, and low levels of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good. We need the Omega 3’s. These pigs are fed GMO feeds, laced with pesticides such as Roundup.

Side note: pastured pigs are high in Omega 3’s…

Antibiotics and hormones are usually fed at sub-therapeutic levels to make them gain weight faster. Not only is the meat laced with them, doing this creates many, many, antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and viruses.

Our pastured pigs do not get either substance.

Confinement pigs are crowded on slat floors above their own feces. The stench is powerful.

Here, our pigs lark about in the sunshine, fresh forages, and dirt. They are outdoors 24/7 with access to shelter. They are happy pigs!


#2 – pastured/free range pork is good for you

As mentioned above, the meat from happy, free-range pigs is significantly higher in Omega 3 Fatty Acids. This fat is needed for healthy hearts and reducing inflammation, among many other things.

The fat is high in Vitamin D. The sunshine vitamin! Pastured pork is also higher in Vitamin E and Selenium.

Our pigs are not fed any growth hormones, antibiotics, or other drugs that have serious side effects. If a pig needs help, we turn to natural, healthy remedies such as herbs.

Pastured pork contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). This is a highly important fat that has been shown to help prevent the occurrence of all stages of cancer. Who would refuse THAT in their diet?

Nutrition. Free-range pigs are able to root around and get way more minerals, micronutrients, and goodness into their meat than their conventionally raised contemporaries. And all that is passed onto you, helping your body be strong, healthy, and glowing.

#3 – your pocketbook & local economy

At first glance, pastured pork looks expensive. And looking at it from a strictly dollar value view, it is.

But, there’s another way to look at it.

You are investing in your health. Your kids health. Your spouse’s health. Choosing pastured pork can help you meet your health and fitness needs.

Never underestimate the power of good food! Good food has the power to change your health, your life, and your family.

Plus, buying in bulk always helps. Being able to purchase a whole or half pig at a time really cuts down on cost in the long run. And how cool is it to be able to ‘shop’ your freezer?

Buying from local farms and homesteads also helps support the local economy. Vote with your dollars. Keeping the dollars in our community benefits everyone!

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Final Thoughts

Know where your food comes from, know your farmer, and know your food.

Not everyone has the luxury of growing their own meat, but buying from a local, pasture-based farm or homestead can be just as good!


3 things you need to know about pastured pork

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