Crooked Gap Farm
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About Us
Our Farm and Our Practices
Before we purchased our farm, our land was in the CRP program for at least 14 years with a pasture planting of prairie grasses. No chemicals were applied during this time, and we continue to not apply chemicals to our land. Our animals are naturally and humanely raised on our 40 acres, with 23 acres of pasture and 17 wooded acres. We use rotational grazing on our pastures to continue to improve our land. We are also converting our woods for livestock as well. Our animals are not given or fed antibiotics or hormones, and no animal by-products are used in our custom rations.

Non-GMO Woodlot-Pastured Pork

Our heritage breed hogs produce rich colored, moist and tender meat. We offer wholes, halves, and individual cuts of our naturally raised pork. Please look at our Ways to Purchase page for more information on ordering. Once you have enjoyed our heritage breed pork, you will have a hard time going back to anything else!

At Crooked Gap Farm we believe that pigs should be allowed to be pigs! Our pigs spend year round outside enjoying all that our 40 acre farm has to offer. We strive to have our hogs in our pasture edged woods as much of the year as possible. Here they can forage on the tender new shoots, nuts from the trees, and treats they root up. They can also relax in the shade of the woods, bask in the sun in the pasture, or cool off in the pools they form in the ravines.

During the months when water tanks freeze, they reside in an open air hoop near our homestead. Here they have room to run, deep bedding to lay in or root up, and plenty of fresh air and sunshine to continue enjoying. With the treats and plentiful forages that they find in the woodlot and pasture, and with their on farm, custom mixed non-GMO rations that contain no antibiotics, hormones, or animal byproducts, they grow into healthy, happy, and tasty pigs!

Our Hereford hogs are a heritage breed which originated in Iowa and Nebraska. In order to keep “real” meat available and have animals that are hardy enough to survive naturally without antibiotics or hormones, it is important to keep the genetic pool of these great tasting heritage breeds around. You can read more about this heritage breed here on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy website.