Get Heritage Belle Farms, '6 Tips for Cooking Tender Grassfed Meat' for FREE
+ recipes and stories from the farm

HBF Web pork.jpg

Pork

We have pork available year round.  We are able to breed, farrow, and raise pigs naturally outdoors through all the seasons. Bacon, bacon ends, ham, ham steaks, and ham hocks are available fresh or cured (smoked) without the use of MSG, nitrites or nitrates.

We raise heritage red wattle pigs because they seem to do very well in Colorado. The red wattle's color is similar to that of Colorado's wildlife, such as deer and elk; and which, unlike black colored pigs, helps to keep the breed cooler in warm temperatures (pigs can't sweat), and the coarse hair helps to protect against sunburn, that some of the pink pigs can encounter; and their hair grows longer in the winter, which keeps them warmer in colder temperatures. To help protect our delicate short grass prairie ecosystem, our pigs predominately free range in their very large pens in the spring and early summer and are pasture raised and rotated through a cover crop garden in the fall and winter.  

A little about the breed…

“The Red Wattle hog is a large, red hog with a fleshy, decorative, wattle attached to each side of its neck that has no known function. The origin and history of the Red Wattle breed is considered scientifically obscure, though many different ancestral stories are known. One theory is that the French colonists brought the Red Wattle Hogs to the United States from New Caledonia Island off the coast of Australia in the late 1700’s. As they adapted well to the land, the Red Wattle quickly became a popular breed in the US.

Unfortunately, as settlers moved west, the breed began to fall out of favor because settlers came into contact with breeds that boasted a higher fat content, which was important for lard and soap. Red Wattles were left to roam the hills of eastern Texas, where they were hunted to near extinction, until Mr. H.C. Wengler came across a herd in the dense forest and began breeding them into what they are today. Five year later, in a similar incident, Robert Prentice located another herd of Red Wattle hogs, which became known as the Timberline herd, after its wooded origins in eastern Texas.

Red Wattle hogs are known for their hardiness, foraging activity, and rapid growth rate. The sows are excellent mothers, who labor litters of 9-10 piglets, and provide good quantities of milk for their large litters. They adapt well to a wide range of climates, making them a good choice for consideration in outdoor or pasture-based swine production.

Red Wattle pork is exceptionally lean and juicy with a rich beef-like taste and texture.

The Red Wattle hog is listed on the ALBC Conservation Priority List as being critically endangered meaning there are fewer than 200 annual registrations in the U.S. and estimated to have fewer than 2,000 individuals of this breed globally.” - https://www.slowfoodusa.org/ark-item/red-wattle-hog

We have 5 pigs available for harvest Spring 2019 Taking deposits now!

pork price table.png
grass pig butcher chart.jpg

Whole 

Approximately 130lbs of meat. Whole hogs are customizable. We will email you a cut sheet to fill out once we have received your deposit. 

Untitled design (26).png

Halve 

Approximately 65lbs of meat. Half pigs are customizable. We will email you a cut sheet to fill out once we have received your deposit. 

Untitled design (27).png

INdividual Cuts available

Sorry, none available at this time.


shop for PORK

Whole Pig Deposit
200.00
Add To Cart
Half Pig Deposit
100.00
Quantity:
Add To Cart

HOW TO GET OUR heritage pork

For bulk shares, including 1/2 & whole, we will contact you often with details regarding your purchase, including date of butcher, cut sheets (if applicable), and when you can expect your pork to be available for pickup. 

The best way to purchase individual pork cuts is to purchase them through the website, you will be prompted to choose the option you wish to receive your pork order once you have added the item to your shopping cart. 

Once farmers market season starts, you can arrange pork order pickup from our friends at New Roots Farm at the Colorado Farm & Art Market every Wednesday from 3pm-7pm hosted by the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum.

If individual pork cuts are available, there will be a purchasing option above ↑. Those items will also be available for delivery, farm pickup and Wednesday farmers market pickup. 

CSA/FARMERS MARKET PICKUP

Place your order anytime before Tuesday at noon for Wednesday CFAM market pick-up.

Wednesdays: 3pm-7:00pm    Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum 215 S. Tejon Street Colorado Springs June 13-October 10

Please see our event calendar to double check farmers market dates

FARM PICKUP

Place your order and we’ll follow up with you to schedule a time to pickup at the farm.                 

22755 E Garrett Road  Calhan, CO 80808

DELIVERY

We offer farm door-to-front door delivery service to the Colorado Springs area. No need to be home! Just leave a cooler and payment at your front door, and we'll drop off your order.If you live in the Colorado Springs Area, you can receive Door-to-Door Delivery, but you must be pre-qualified before signing up for this option.  Please E-mail us to determine if your location qualifies - Fee of $5.00 per delivery, or free delivery with $20 minimum order.

Please see our event calendar to double check delivery dates.


Get Heritage Belle Farms, '6 Tips for Cooking Tender Grassfed Meat' for FREE
+ recipes and stories from the farm