DISCOVER THE PEDERSON'S fresh PORK DIFFERENCE

CRAFTED WITH LOVE

We are excited to introduce to you our new fresh pork line! Pederson’s pork comes from Duroc-sired hogs making it some of the juiciest, most tender pork you can find! A product of the United States, our pork is beautifully pink in color and perfectly marbled. Read on to find out more.

fresh pork line

PORK BONELESS LOIN ROAST
PORK BONELESS COUNTRY STYLE RIBS
PORK BONE IN THICK CUT LOIN CHOP
PORK TENDERLOIN
PORK STEW MEAT
BONE IN THICK CUT RIB CHOP
PORK THIN CUT BONELESS THIN CUT PORK CHOP
PORK BONELESS THICK CUT CHOP
PORK ST. LOUIS STYLE RIBS
BABY BACK RIBS


FARMERS WITH STANDARDS

Real food starts with real farmers who are good stewards of their land with an ethical obligation to provide their pigs with a comfortable life.


HIGH QUALITY FEED

Not only do they raise their pigs right, but they also grow the grain used to feed them. It allows for a higher quality, well monitored feed free of animal by-products.

ROOM TO ROAM

They are housed in open pens with deep bedding and room to romp, frolic, and engage in natural behavior. They’re given toys to play with to enrich their environment.

NATURALLY RAISED

With no growth hormones or antibiotics, our pigs grow slower than those at industrial “farms”, and we’re quite alright with that. It’s a better life for the pigs.

FRESH PORK RAISING PRACTICES

It all begins at our 18 family owned farms where the hogs are cared for under the watchful eyes of their caretakers from the time they are born. We have chosen breeds that produce a superior quality meat, while ensuring the best life for the hogs. We use Duroc hogs as the sires, and the sows are a Large White/Landrace cross. Why is this important? The meat from the Duroc breed is characterized as being a darker red/pink in color, juicy, and well marbled while the Large White/Landrace cross has exceptional mothering skills ensuring a better start for the piglets.

Throughout the life of the hogs, they are given ample room to roam and engage in natural behaviors. During gestation, the sows are able to live with, engage, and socialize with other sows, however they also have access to specially designed areas allowing them privacy should they so choose. During farrowing, the sows are given a private space for both comfort and safety. While the sows and piglets have ample space to move about, there are precautions in place to keep the piglets from accidentally being laid on by mom. Every stage in the life of the hogs has been very carefully considered and all barns have been thoughtfully designed to both suit their needs/instinctual behavior while maintaining the highest level of safety and cleanliness.

When the piglets are old enough to be weaned, they are moved to a barn with other piglets of the same age and weight. Here, they live in climate controlled community space designed to allow them to grow, thrive, interact, and play with their fellow barn mates. Because they are such intelligent creatures, hogs naturally designate different areas of the barn for sleeping, feeding, and toileting. They are given hay in which to bed down or root around, as well as toys like bowling balls and ropes to satisfy their playful and inquisitive nature. They are never ever confined to crates or cages at any stage of life.

As they grow, they are fed a high quality, well monitored vegetarian diet free of animal by-products. They are never administered antibiotics or growth promotants of any kind. While they grow slower than those at conventional pig farms, we are quite alright with that because it provides a more comfortable life for the hogs and produces the best pork we’ve ever eaten.

Once the hogs have reached an appropriate weight, they are sorted out to be sent for harvesting. While we know this is not the most pleasant topic to think about, we have strict guidelines in place to guarantee the most humane harvest possible. Our transportation methods vary at different times of the year to ensure the most comfortable ride for the hogs. For example, fewer hogs are transported during summer months to ensure a cooler ride. Once at the facility, the hogs are given ample time to rest and relax prior to harvest which is typically overnight. We are constantly staying abreast of any new trends or technology to ensure the most humane harvest possible.

Once the meat is harvested, it is immediately transported to our processing facilities where each piece is hand cut by our experienced butchers. We have spent an extensive amount of time choosing the perfect cuts and training each butcher. Once cut and packaged, the pork is sent out to our customers. The whole process takes around a week delivering you the freshest, never frozen cuts of pork.