In May 2018 we decided to scale up our organic pork business, from buying in weaners twice a year, and bought our first organic Large Black sow. She now lives in a small orchard next to the main farmhouse, and had a litter of ten piglets in June, which we will rear for pork.
The Large Black is a rare-breed native to Devon, and Britain’s only all-black pig. They are docile and hardy, which, along with their colouring, makes them well suited to outdoor living. Unlike many commercially-farmed breeds, Large Blacks have a high proportion of fat, giving a succulent and rich flavour to their meat.
We sell pork in boxes, as with our other meat, jointed, bagged, labelled and (usually) frozen.
A quarter usually comprises a shoulder, a leg, belly of pork, loin, loin chops and plenty of sausages.
We know the history of each of our animals in great detail and are able to vouch for the integrity of its meat. If you want to know more about it, please do not hesitate to email us.
We can deliver our pork ourselves within a radius of about 20 miles of the farm, in Bristol/Bath, and also within much of central London for free. We regularly drive up the A303 and the M3, or the M5 and the M4, so we can deliver close to those roads and we do a fairly regular delivery as well to Oxford. Otherwise we can deliver fresh frozen anywhere in the country on a next day basis.
We are happy to help with cooking suggestions and recipes.