Nitrate free, nitrite free, double hot hand smoked chemical free pork and bacon.
The average weight for a full cured and smoked side is 25-32kg. 4 weeks notice preferred. The price of your pork will vary depending on: a) what size pig you would like (or is available); and b) how much of each cured product (bacon, ham, ham steaks, bacon bones, hocks, smoked trotters etc) you elect. We will happily liaise with you to help you get the best value for your order. You can email directly, or we will respond to your order once it’s logged in the system.
Heritage breeds are specially raised and heralded for their intensely flavourful meat and fat. Kurobuta or “black hog” pork comes from the famed Berkshire pig. Conventional farm-raised pigs tend to lack the incredibly tasty fat that heritage breeds have maintained, keeping their meat juicy, tender and juicy. But if you’re a true fan of pork, heritage is worth every succulent bite.
Deposit payable to secure order. This product is sold by final weight, please let us know if you would like a larger or smaller side. We will email you to confirm the final order price and outstanding amount payable when your product is ready.
Pastured, free ranging true heritage breed pork, Berkshire pigs are a rare breed originating from the English county of Berkshire. Herds of the breed are still maintained in England by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust at Aldenham Country Park, Hertfordshire, and by the South of England Rare Breeds Centre in Kent. The Berkshire is listed as vulnerable; as of 2008, fewer than 300 breeding sows were known to exist. Modern Berkshire pigs are almost entirely black, sometimes with white points on the feet, nose, and tail. They are a medium to large breed of pig, short-legged with prick ears and a relatively short snout with an upturned nose. Berkshire pork, prized for juiciness, flavour and tenderness, is pink-hued and heavily marbled. Its high fat content makes it suitable for both long slow braises and high-temperature cooking.
Pigs graze, live in open paddocks with plenty of room, without feedlots and definitely no indoor confinement. Sows live their entire lives outdoors and give birth outside while being provided protection from the elements and predators. No fixed sheds or buildings for shelter; rather, movable eco straw bales are used by the pigs for protection from inclement weather.
On their homestead, Grapetree Farm, Berkshires are fully free to roam, wander, nest and forage throughout the 100 acres of rolling green pasture nestled between Toowoomba and Crow’s Nest on the Great Dividing Range.
The Fawckners are fully PROOF certified. For food service, hospitality, wholesale and retailer product enquiries, please contact us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where a deposit is required, the balance of your account is subject to final weight. This is to avoid you overpaying if your order comes in less than the farmer’s estimation. Payment of your balance can be made on the day of collection via cash, eft from your phone to our bank, or via credit card (a 2.5% surcharge applies). Invoices are issued to food service clientele. Please let us know if you require a credit application.
The Fawckners raise a limited number of beautiful rare breed Berkshire pigs on their family farm “Grapetree Farm”, situated in the beautiful Hampton region on the Great Dividing range. With over 100 acres of mud wallows, dirt bath, and lush pasture, these piggies have much to explore – and explore they do, given their totally free ranging existence.
The Fawckners manage every step from conception to consumption. Dedicated to a regenerative, sustainable approach to soil health and land management, Gordon, Jen and their 4 children employ a natural approach to farming, yielding a fully chemical free product. No sow stalls, no farrowing crates.