Oak Valley & Het Goedgeloof farms:
Situated in Elgin, our pigs forage freely in large open paddocks. In summer, we harvest several tonnes of acorns from the 4,000 oak trees on the farm to feed our pigs. Their acorn diet and foraging regime is key to both the texture and the rich flavours of our pork. Oak Valley Acorn-Fed Pork is certified free-range, hormone and antibiotic free.
At Het Goedgeloof we believe that healthy, happy pigs on the farm mean healthy, delicious meat on the plate. Het Goedgeloof’s pigs are therefore not only free range – they are pasture raised. This means that our pigs do not live in a barn with an outside area in order to qualify for the ‘free range’ label. They are born in pens where sow and piglets can walk around. As soon as they are weaned, they are moved to paddocks, where they graze on established pastures which vary according to the season, much as they would in the wild. Obviously we supplement their diet with wholesome food in order to ensure good growth and health, but they are given no food swill, growth hormones or routine antibiotics. Pasture raised pigs mean healthier meat, with more unsaturated fats, Vitamin E and iron than meat from commercially raised pigs. Most importantly, it means more flavoursome, juicier, tastier meat. We are convinced you will be able to taste the difference.
Why we love Oak Valley & Het Goedgeloof farms:
– Pasture-raised livestock.
– Free from hormones or routine antibiotics.
– They use traditional farming methods.
– Family-owned and operated.
Our free range pork belly is a versatile cut with the creamy layering of fat offering rich succulence, and is left unrolled by our Master Butcher. Well suited to marinating or slow roasting, the impressive flavour of the free range pork belly reflects the rich diets of our outdoor reared hogs.