Our heritage breed hogs are raised right on pasture. That allows their meat to develop an incomparable flavor. Slow cook this cut with cumin and oregano for incredible pork tacos.
About this Cut
Our heritage breed hogs are raised on pasture, which definitely affects the color and flavor. The marbling on this particular cut benefits from several hours of moist heat. No grilling or frying!
Roasts are slow food. Use several hours of moist heat (no grilling or frying) to attain melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. Slow cookers, Dutch ovens, and InstantPots are definitely your friend. Try our recipe for crowd-pleasing carnitas.
Bluestem Farm raises heritage-breed pork on pasture in northern Michigan.
To the fullest extent possible, our animals are pasture-raised. This means they are rotated through our fresh, certified organic pastures during the snow-free months, and allowed continuous access to the outdoors during the winter.
Unlike ruminants such as cattle, pigs and chickens are omnivores. They need a balanced diet, which almost always means that grains are a part of their health and growth. That's the case on our farm also. We go out of our way to provide supplemental feed that is local and not genetically modified/non-GMO.
Our animals are never given growth hormones. We treat animals like ourselves, and would give antibiotics only in the case of a true medical emergency, never to boost growth or to temper the effects of confinement. There has never yet been a cause for antibiotics use at our farm.
For more information about our practices, please don't ever hesitate to ask us.