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BREED VARIETY Porterhouse Pork Chops, 14oz, Four Each: Berkshire, Red Wattle, Duroc
BREED VARIETY Porterhouse Pork Chops, 14oz, Four Each:
Berkshire, Red Wattle, Duroc
BREED VARIETY Twelve 14 oz Porterhouse Pork Chops:
four of each breed (2 per pack).
Breeds include Berkshire, Large Black, Duroc, Red Wattle and Tamworth.
Each breed is clearly marked.
At Heritage Foods USA we believe that to keep a breed alive, it has to be consumed. Because of that philosophy, we support farmers who are raising breeds that are considered endangered because they do not conform to the specifications of commodity agriculture; rapid growth and large litters. The emphasis on those two traits comes at the expense of flavor and texture. For a full list of our breed varieties, visit our blog. Featured in today's package: Berkshire, Red Wattle, and Duroc.
The pure Six-Spotted Berkshire, which is now cultivated more widely than ever before, is a great all-purpose pig that offers delicious flavor with plenty of fat to keep it very juicy and succulent.
The Large Black is a favorite of farmers who appreciate the breed's intellect and docility. Its strength, hardiness, and ability to forage make it a valuable asset for pasture-based farming. The breed, native to southwestern England, gained popularity in the 1800s as farmers began to see that the animal could easily turn poor-quality feed into large quantities of high-quality meat. The Large Black's physical characteristics - its dark skin and large ears - make it stand out in terms of appearance and efficiency: its dark skin protects it from sunburn during long hours of grazing, and its long ears shield its eyes from dirt while foraging.
Tamworth meat is robust and gutsy and is the leanest of the pork breeds that we sell making it an excellent source of bacon and jowl. It has a balanced flavor that is the pork equivalent of a red beer. A safe food supply is a diverse food supply so the Tamworth's presence on the Threatened list means that demand is needed to preserve this delicious breed. The Tamworth is a hearty and strong animal making it an excellent candidate for a growing urban farm movement around the United States. Our Tamworths are raised in Metzger Farms, Kansas.
The 100% pure Duroc is an American breed, a cross between Jersey Red and what may have been an African red pig, though historians differ on this point. The Duroc is increasing in popularity for its excellent quality meat, tender, juicy, and mild in flavor.
The Red Wattle is a lean animal with tender meat. The breed, which originally hails from Louisiana, was thought to be extinct until a wild herd resurfaced in the forest of Texas in the 19th Century.
The purity of the genetics in these breeds has been close to the edge of extinction, and with the help of farmers committed to preserving our agricultural patrimony, they are slowly returning to vigor. This fantastic package offers a great opportunity to compare and contrast breeds, and decide which one is your favorite. Once that decision is made.. well, you know where to go for more!
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