About Heritage Berkshire Pork

The Most Descriminating Restaurants Feature Heritage Breed Pork

Some of the most renowned restaurants in the States serve Berkshire pork, a superb juicy meat with phenomenal flavor and deep color. This pork completely surpasses any commercially available pork . Pasture Prime has partnered with fellow family farmers through our long time partner Co-Op (Berkwood Farms), who raise an expanding herd of Berkshire pigs. These family farms practice methods that are designed to offer the pigs a more comfortable lifestyle, which we all believe results in a more desirable end product. To learn more about this Co-Op of family farmers visit https://betterpork.com/farmers.php

You don’t have to be an exclusive chef or work at a Michelin Guide-rated restaurant to enjoy a heritage breed of pork. At Pasture Prime, our family proudly offers mail-order Berkshire pork. Click here to see our free-range pork selection.

How Can Berkshire Pork Taste So Different from More Conventional Pork Breeds?

Berkshire pigs actually have more unsaturated fat (versus high levels of saturated fat) than conventionally bred pigs (classified as “meat-type pigs”). When cooked, Berkshire pork is exceptionally, juicy, tender, and marbled. Chefs rave about the meat versatility— and chefs don’t need to dress up the meat’s flavor with excess salt or spices. When cured, Berkshire meat makes unsurpassed hams, charcuterie, and salamis, and our famous Pasture Prime farm cured bacon.

Berkshire Pigs: The Pasture Prime Difference

True to our sustainable farm philosophy, our fellow family farmers raise their Berkshire pigs on an all-natural diet. They’re free to roam.  Of course, they’re never injected with hormones or antibiotics or fed anything but all-natural feeds. You benefit from pork that has a healthier blend of fats, higher levels of oleic acids, and a product untainted by artificial additives.