Our Natural Pork
Our pigs are raised on a small, nearby, family-owned farm. Being “down the road” neighbors and having been our friends for 35 years, we know they share the same values as we do.
No antibiotics or hormones. Our pigs live in stress-free environments and are not ever given antibiotics or hormones. After they are weaned from their mamas they are turned out into a pasture where they are able to root and behave like pigs!
Same processor, same good quality. Date Creek Ranch Pork is processed at the same family-owned business we have been using for our beef.
Benefits of Natural Pork:
Natural Pork means that our animals are raised without antibiotics, growth promotants, or hormones and are never forced to live in small, cramped, indoor pens. Ten days after their birth, they are moved outside into the fresh air and sunshine and once they are big enough they are moved to large pastures where they are able to root and express their inherent pig-ness. And they love being in their pasture! They run and play and enjoy their stress-free life. When animals are cared for properly, and given a supportive, natural environment in which to live, the food they yield is healthier.
In addition, our pigs are fed a healthy vegetarian diet consisting of grains and supplemental vitamins and minerals. We do not add any MSG, phosphates, nitrates, or nitrites to any of our meat. Our standard cutting list does not include any smoking or curing of meats as this would require the use of nitrates. We firmly believe in keeping our food as close as possible to what nature intended for us and thus far have not found any suitable substitutes.
Special Note: Here at Date Creek we strive to keep prices on our meat and fruit as low as possible because we know everyone is struggling to stay within a budget and all people deserve good quality food. However, due to rising feed and fuel prices, we have recently had to go up on our pork. Please know we have not made this decision lightly.