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How to Buy Heritage and Traditional Pork | Acorn Bluff Farms

How to Buy Heritage and Traditional Pork

Heritage and traditional pork tastes better than what you buy in the grocery store, and it really isn't close. The average pork chop from a heritage pork breed has more marbling, fatty flavor, tenderness, and a redder color due to superior genetics and a longer time to market than contemporary pork. There are a variety of heritage breeds that produce this high quality pork-including Berkshires (or Kurobota), Mangalitsa (which we sell), Spots, Tamworth, Yorkshire, Durocs, and Spots.  Buy Locally One great way to buy pork locally is to identify a farmer in your area. You can always Google "local pork...

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Jared Todd
The Many Mangalitsa Meat Cuts- from Pork Chop to Bratwurst | Acorn Bluff Farms

The Many Mangalitsa Meat Cuts- from Pork Chop to Bratwurst

Everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the NY Times  knows that Mangalitsa is the best tasting pork in the world. What the world may not know, however, is the breadth and variety of Mangalitsa (sometimes called Mangalica) pork available. We raise Mangalitsa, sustainably, on a farm in Southeast Iowa. With every pig we butcher, we strive to ensure that we use every piece of the pig, from the bacon to the lard. On our store, most every cut is available. Below, we highlight a few of our most popular options. We ship nationwide.      Mangalitsa Pork Chops- Order Today Our...

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Jared Todd
Raising Mangalitsa Pork in Iowa- A Journey That Continues | Acorn Bluff Farms

Raising Mangalitsa Pork in Iowa- A Journey That Continues

      We first started raising Mangalitsa Pork in Iowa over 5 years ago. Since then, our farm has grown dramatically. We now are  -Shipping nationwide -Have our own line of Merch, including these awesome retro farmer hats.  -Grilling, barbecuing, and sous videing our way to even better tasting Mangalitsa. The fat is also leading to us making our own lard.  -We continue to uphold the highest bar for production. We now are also selling feeder Mangalitsa stock for those who are interested.  With the continued expansion, we soon plan to launch Acorn Bluff Home. This will take our...

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