Our Forest Hogs are one of our most premium items and come in just once per year. They are truly unique and we love offering them to TC Farm members as a special once-a-year treat!
Normal hogs are processed at about 6-7 months, but Forest hogs take over twice as long to grow. This huge investment of extra time is what helps make these so outstanding!
Smaller breeds like these are very uncommon. Originally bred as a lard breed to produce fat for cooking and domestic needs, most lard breeds are now extinct. They require hand feeding every day to prevent them from getting unhealthy. So our farmer, Kerry, feeds them exactly what is needed every day for a year and a half!
Our Forest Hogs are a small lard heritage breed so there is even more marbling than our other heritage breed hogs.
Last year's hogs turned out to be even fattier than normal, this year we're expecting the fat & flavor to be much closer to the fattiness and flavor of previous years!
Learn more and explore what's available below!
We've put together some new Forest Hog packages this year-
If you are a TC Farm member and would like to order Forest Hog, you can click here to add items to an upcoming delivery in the member portal.
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These hogs are raised special for our members by our long time farmer Kerry Skelton.
Kerry started his farm to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a farmer. His farm is just down the road from our original TC Farm homestead and has been partnering with us almost from the beginning. Kerry rotationally grazes his animals which contributes to health of the soil, creates a natural habitat and actually acts as a carbon capture!
Kerry is passionate about rare breed preservation. He's the reason we started raising Forest Hogs many years ago. Now Kerry raises them on his own farm, making them available once a year for our members! We've also been lucky enough to invite our members to his farm for a previous year's farm tour!
Without our members' support, it would be difficult for Kerry to find a market for his heritage forest hogs raised to such a high standard.
Our Forest Hogs out in the pasture enjoying a sunny winter day