Berkshire Heritage 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 raises an expanding herd of pasture raised Berkshire here on our farm.  They spend a good portion of their day foraging out in the open air amongst shady oak and hickory trees.

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

How Can Berkshire Pasture Raised 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.

Free Range Berkshire Pigs: The Pasture Prime Difference

True to our sustainable farm philosophy, we raise our Berkshire pigs on an all-natural diet. They’re free to roam in 20 acres of woods where they are able to find hickory nuts, roots, berries, insects and other tasty morsels.  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.