HERITAGE BREED PORK

Hogs thrive freely at Hickory Nut Gap, displaying natural behaviors through rooting, wallowing and exploring both pasture and forest.

Heritage-raised pigs ensure high quality genetics that lead to tender, flavorful, and well marbled meats. As with all Hickory Nut Gap animals, our hogs are never given antibiotics or added hormones. We provide our hogs with a free-choice grain feed to meet their dietary needs, and they also root for grubs and saplings on pasture and forest.

We focus on the wellbeing of the animal — allowing the pigs to exhibit their natural behaviors, free from confinement. Low stress handling techniques lead to higher quality meat and more humane treatment of the animals. Hogs raised on pasture eat a more diverse diet than those raised in confinement and result in meat that is more nutritious and delicious. Hogs are also exceptional at soil aeration, pasture maintenance, and shrub clearing.  They are the farm’s natural tractor plows.

PASTURE-RAISED
HERITAGE BREED
NO ANTIBIOTICS
VEGETARIAN FED
NO ADDED HORMONES

Hogs raised on pasture have much higher levels of Vitamin E, Vitamin D and Selenium than hogs raised in confinement? Vitamin E and Selenium are powerful antioxidants that can help lower your risk of infections.


NOT
CONFINED

PASTURE
RAISED

NO
ANTIBIOTICS

NO ADDED
HORMONES

RECIPES

Looking for the perfect recipe for dinner? Look no further! We’ve carefully selected these recipes to showcase the delicious flavor and tenderness of our pasture raised pork.

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