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About our Meat
All of our meat products are processed by a butcher in Rich Creek, VA called Smith Valley Meats. Jeff, the owner, is the 3rd generation of butchers. This small family operation is staffed by the salt of the earth. We love supporting Jeff’s small family business. Their expertise and customer service are enough to keep us coming back over and over again.
We also go above and beyond to ensure the highest quality and standards are met by having our products USDA inspected. While this is not necessary, this added layer of inspection helps to ensure all of our products meet the federal requirements as well. We feel safer knowing that our products have passed the demanding rigors of the USDA before we offer it to you, and your family.
About our Hogs
The Hereford pig is a breed of domestic pig from United States. It is also called Hereford Hog, and it was named for it’s color and pattern. The color pattern of this breed is similar to that of the Hereford cattle breed, red with a white face. The breed was created from a synthesis of Duroc, Poland China and perhaps some Chester White or Hampshire pig. It was first developed from 1920 to 1925, and it is currently a rare breed of pig. The breed was selected for both of it’s unique red-brown and white coloration and performance. And it has always been most popular breed in the Midwestern parts of the United States, especially in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana.
The official Hereford registry was opened by 1934. The Hereford pig grew in numbers into the mid 20th century. But their population declined by the 1960s due to the popularity of the highly productive pig breeds which were used for commercial pork production. Today the breed is listed in the ‘watchlist‘ of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. And there are about 2,000 breeding pigs remain.
We have found that these hogs make excellent bacon, as they grown long and have a nice fat layer to ensure a juicy, flavorful meat. This is not the same hog that larger farms use that lack the depth of color and flavor that the old, heritage breed hogs are known for. In our cultures effort to eliminate fat from our diets, we have lost the wonderful tastes and textures of real food.
Pork, Salt, Red Pepper, Sage, Sugar, Black Pepper
Coming soon! Our favorite family recipes which include this product.