Raven & Boar Farm is a family owned farm in northern Columbia County. Each small herd of pigs are raised with care on open pasture and forest. The pigs are all heritage breeds, mostly large black, Gloucester old spot and red wattle, with some Berkshires, Tamworth, and a few mulefoot and Herefords.
Partnering with the local award-winning Twin Maple Farm in Ghent, NY and other local cheese producers to use the whey from their sheep and cow milk cheese and yogurt as a source of food for their pigs (in the tradition of Italian pig farmers). The pork from pigs fed whey has a unique flavor and texture, is naturally more marbled, and is especially excellent for charcuterie.
The pigs are fed whey soaked grains, grass, vegetables, fruits and naturally foraged roots and acorns. The pigs are rotated on seasonally managed pasture with grass fed lambs and chickens, which keeps them all healthy and happy while also providing a fertile bed for next years garden.
Raven & boar seeks to continue partnerships with local businesses to not only create a delicious product but to provide high quality meat to local residents and restaurants.
Meat, fresh free range eggs and seasonal forage, herbs and produce can also be found at the Rhinebeck NY, West Stockbridge MA and Lenox MA farmer’s markets. All animals are USDA processed and are made available all year round.