Let’s just say it: Berkshire pork is special. It looks different than the pork you may have known. It’s redder for one. And it’s marbled. That is to say, it has a good amount of intramuscular fat.
What does this mean for you? An unforgettable meal with pork at the center is in your future. You can serve ten lucky carnivores with this rack. Or fewer, with more leftovers.
French the bones for a more classic presentation. Or leave the cap of fat right where it belongs. It will render a bit as you cook the pork, and impart sweet flavor. You can chew on the bone later if you like things left clean.
Divide it into chops and sear or grill individually. Or brown the whole rack in a hot pan, and finish roasting it in the oven. Whichever way you cut it, this exceptional pork is going to become a family favorite.
Just the facts
- Exceptionally tender, well-marbled style of pork
- Heritage-breed pigs raised on pasture
- No antibiotics or hormones* from birth
- No animal by-products in grain diet
- 10 rib rack
- 8 lbs average size
- Ships in an uncooked state
- Product of USA
*USDA regulations prohibit the use of hormones in pork.
Our mission is to find farmers that share our vision of a more humane and sustainable way of rearing livestock. We respect our place in the food chain, and see farmers as true stewards of the land and environment. This is why we build real relationships with our farmers, and work only with those who respect nature and focus on the best animal welfare practices.
Our Berkshire hogs are happy hogs, raised by a cooperative of small farms in Missouri at the foot of the Ozark Mountains. This group of about a dozen family farms raises Berkshire and cross breeds, which we refer to simply as “heritage.”
The hogs are fed on pasture, with access to water and supplemental grain consisting of corn, soybeans and rolled oats. No pesticides, animal by-products or fishmeal are allowed. The majority of the farms are sustainable “circle farms” that grow and grind their own feed for the pigs. Families of pigs are left together, to forage and frolic outdoors in pasture land. The indoor spaces offer at least 15 square feet of space per animal, and sows are never put in gestation crates.
The cooperative is strict about banning the use of antibiotics and hormones* on each farm and limiting the number of hogs the farms raise. They seek to add another farmer to the cooperative before they add more pigs to any one farm, making the process more humane for all concerned. They are paid a premium for their humanely-raised pork, making the small family farm a profitable business, and proving that there might be a future in the old breeds after all.
*USDA regulations prohibit the use of hormones in pork