“The Ossabaw pig is named for the tiny island of Ossabaw – just off the Georgia coast, where they have survived for four hundred years. Originally they came as the Iberico breed but from four hundred years on a very small uninhabited island with limited winter forage they downsized and gained an amazing capacity for putting on a great deal of fat on practically nothing.
The Ossabaw pig fat is a healthful fat filled with omega 3.
The Spanish explorers apparently dropped off a few breeding pairs at portages they intended to revisit – to have a handy supply of protein when they returned. Since Ossabaw Island was never inhabited the breed went feral and there were no other breeds of pigs to interbreed with. The State of Georgia was in process not that many years ago of exterminating them since the pigs were destroying the eggs of the Loggerhead turtles that nested on the island’s beaches. A number of farm owners stepped in and have gotten Ossabaw stock to keep the breed alive.”
— Peter Davies of Turkana Farms in Germantown NY
110 Lasher Avenue
Germantown, NY 12526
Organically raised Ossabaw and Ossabaw/Tamworth breeds.
Eagle Bridge Custom Meat & Smokehouse
139 Center Road
Eagle Bridge, NY 12057
Eagle Bridge is known for high quality smoked and cured pork products.
Sweet Tree Farm
138 Karker Road, P.O. Box 88
Carlisle, NY 12031
Frank Johnson of Sweet Tree Farm is organically raising pork and smokes a variety of pork sausages, ham and bacon. He sells at the Troy Farmers Market on Saturdays.
Van Wie Natural Foods
6798 Route 9
Hudson, NY 12534
Van Wie Natural Foods sells naturally raised pork and nitrate and nitrite free smoked pork products from their retail location and by mail order. Whole, custom and individually cut animals are available. Van Wie Natural Foods also offers off-site pig roasting services.
Alan & Nancy Brown
135 Lewis Hill Lane
Greenwich, NY 12834
518-692-9208 or 3120
Flying Pigs Farm
Jen Small and Mike Yezzi
246 Sutherland Rd.
Shushan, NY 12873