We would like to introduce you to a few fantastic pork farmers throughout the UK that raise happy, free-range pigs. Farmers that are committed to high standards of animal welfare and produce good, honest, real food. If you know of any other great pork farmers in your region, please feel free to share their details in the comment section.
THE PRIMROSE HERD [CORNWALL]
A traditional and non-intensive approach to animal husbandry produces excellent marbling in the meat, a good meat and fat ratio, and a more developed flavour. All aspects of production take place in-house, allowing them complete control as they work to our tried and tested family recipes.
THE GOOD LIFE PORK COMPANY [SOMERSET/WILTSHIRE]
Happy rare breed Oxford and Sandy Black pig breeders supplying quality pork, sausages, bacon and charcuterie in Somerset and Wiltshire.
THE UNCOMMON PIG [DORSET]
Berkshire pigs that have space and large paddocks where they love to roam – free to root, wallow and forage to their heart’s content. Large straw-bedded, dry pig huts keep them safe and sound from the elements and this life free of stress really enhances the quality of their meat.
SUE & CO [WALES]
The proper, old-fashioned, true flavour of traditional pork has been sacrificed over the years because supermarkets have encouraged farmers to raise faster growing and much less tasty breeds of pig. These modern, intensively raised breeds produce noticeably paler meat that lacks the succulence of our traditional, native breeds of British pig.
PADDOCK FARM [WARWICKSHIRE]
At Paddock Farm they raise Tamworth pigs, the truest indigenous breed in Britain. Their animals live wholesome, stress-free lives in fields and pastures. They genuinely care about their well-being, and are involved at each stage of their lives to make sure everything is done right, from birth through to butchery.
BEAN HILL FARM [DERBYSHIRE]
They have a limited availability of their delicious pork from free-range Saddlebacks.
The pigs enjoyed life on the farm, grazing in the ex. veg patch, where they matured slowly, which will make the pork succulent and delicious. – like pork should taste!
THE FREE RANGE PIG COMPANY [EAST SUSSEX]
A farm dedicated to raising happy, healthy pigs. Not the unlucky commercial ones that exist merely for profit but the free-range, rare breed that lead good lives and are able to exhibit natural and normal behaviour.