Primrose Herd: What is it?
Pork is the speciality of this family-run Cornish farm that has been keeping traditional breed pigs for more than 20 years.
Located within a world heritage site in Cornwall, Primrose Herd’s slow approach to rearing their pigs shows in the quality of their meat: it results in more substantial marbling, a good meat and fat ratio, and a richer, more developed flavour.
They combine their knowledge of traditional farming with tried-and-tested family recipes, producing a wide variety of award-winning pork products.
Primrose Herd have a nose-to-tail approach, so their cuts range from the classics like pork belly and Cumberland sausages to more non-traditional ones such as smoked ham hocks and heart. Their smoked bacon reminds us of how bacon used to taste (in the good ol’ days!).
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Primrose Herd: How sustainable is it?
Primrose Herd pride themselves on their non-intensive approach to animal husbandry.
Their pigs are reared naturally outdoors, which is where they like to be. Plus, there’s no teeth clipping, tailing docking or castrating. They are eight-10 months old by the time they are turned into meat, which is much slower growing than intensively-reared pigs.
Alongside their habit of foraging naturally, they supplement their pigs diet with 17% cereals, vitamins and minerals.
All aspects of production take place in-house, allowing them complete control over quality and taste. Their nose to tail approach also means they waste as little of the animal as possible.
Employees are all paid above a living wage.
Their packaging is recyclable.
Primrose Herd: Where can I buy it?
Or simply order online via their website for delicious meat delivered direct to your door: primroseherd.co.uk