Cottage Shoulder Bacon
Country bacon is a shoulder roast that's sliced and cured the old-fashioned way, like our regular bacon. The curing process takes weeks for the smoke and brine to fully saturate the meat. It's pleasantly marbled, but has much less fat than regular bacon. All our bacon is thick sliced! No chemical nitrates and not too sweet.
Feed your family the best pork in the Rogue Valley. Pasture raised under the big open sky. These pigs are true free-range.
Pork is not the other white meat! Kunekune meat from our farm will be deep pink to red, and marbled throughout with gorgeous, tasty, velvety fat. Not chewy or hard fat like grain fed pigs. The meat is rich in flavor and high in nutrients, having grown primarily on grass, whey and garden produce. The fat is nutrient dense, low in saturated fat and full of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin D!
They are raised with mom for the first 3 months of their life and then transitioned to open pasture and forest. They enjoy sunshine, fresh air, and fresh greens every day! They feast on mixed pasture, veggies from Whistling Duck Farm, whey from ByGeorge Creamery, acorns, comfrey, fallen fruit and berries and occasional bread from Rise Up Bakery and occasionally small amounts of sprouted grains from Scratch and Peck. They are finished on apples and squash! They are NEVER fed commercial feed. This gives them a unique flavor only available on our agroforestry farm. With plenty of space to run around, these pigs taste like REAL, delicious, "old world" pork, not bland like the confined "white meat" pork at the store.
Unlike commercially raised pigs, kunekunes are a much slower maturing pig, taking up to 18 months to reach market weight, commercial pigs are usually 6-8 months. This is one of the reasons their meat is a delicious, rich, red marbled meat. They are known for their high quality and nutrient dense meat and healthy low saturated fat that melts at room temp.