Our heritage hogs roam freely on sunny pastures and in forest shade. This method of grazing is called "silvopasture" and it's perfect for pigs. Pigs are intelligent and they need a stimulating environment, plenty of exercise, and outdoor space to accommodate their natural desire to root in the soil. In this type of environment pigs are not only happy, they are also very healthy. Red House Ranch pigs eat grass, shoots, roots, and grubs they find in the field or on the forest floor. But, that's not enough to sustain and grow a healthy pig - they require additional carbohydrates and protein. We feed our piggies a non-GMO mix of wheat, barley and toasted soybeans. They do NOT receive any corn in their feed and we think this gives our pork an exceptionally delicious flavor profile.
The care they receive combined with a special feed blend makes for very happy, healthy pigs and ultimately pork with a good amount of fat and amazing flavor. You can eat pork from Red House Ranch worry free. Our animals have absolutely no exposure to routine antibiotics or hormones, agricultural chemicals or fertilizers and especially no CAFO-like living conditions. Once pigs have rooted through an area - about once every 2 weeks - they are moved to fresh pasture and forest. The clean flavor of pork raised locally on a regenerative farm in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region by people you know simply can't be beat. Remember, you are what you eat...eats.