Pastured Heritage Berkshire Pork
Known by chefs as the Kobe beef of the pork world, Berkshire Pork is prized for its succulent juicy flavourful meat. Another historic breed that fell by the wayside with the industrialization of agriculture, Berkshire hogs mature slowly, don't tolerate confinement, and raise small litters. Their hold-out has been on small farms like the Stoll family's in Aylmer, where Ira and kin have been raising these black pigs on certified organic pasture (See the photo above). There, pigs are pigs. They have room to roam. They soak up the sunshine and roll in the mud. And, they are delicious! This week, we have fresh hams, picnic roasts, pork chops and smoked bacon and peameal bacon!