The most distinctive feature of the Mulefoot hog is its solid hoof, which resembles that of a mule. It was bred to have a solid hoof rather than the typical cloven hoof to eliminate the threat of foot rot, thus making it suitable for wet areas. They fatten quite easily and a mature hog weighs in at the 500-600 pound range. The Mulefoot peaked in popularity about a century ago, with breeders found in most Midwestern and some southern states. As the amount of area for foraging decreased and the practice of feeding hogs in pens increased, the breed fell out of favor. The Mulefoot is today the most rare of American swine breeds.
At our small farm, we are all about goats. We have other livestock we raise sustainably and humanely, and some are downright spoiled, although all are gentle. We sell pasture raised turkeys, and hand-raised, lovingly handled pigs, both live and as a meat product. However, our goats are never slaughtered. (more...)
Our project began as a homestead. We were looking to live a simpler life. As we cultivated herbs and tended our trees, we began to produce more than we could eat. We eased into selling to neighbors and friends and markets. We use no pesticides or herbicides -- we are a no-spray farm. (more...)
Here at the North Raleigh Farmers Market we specialize in providing the public with goods from 75 miles around us. Our farmers are part of a cooperative working as a joint effort to provide the best possible experience around. We feature our many farmers who use a no spray philosophy and/or only offer animal welfare approved meats. (more...)
We serve SW Indiana and Northern Kentucky around Owensboro / Evansville. Our garden shares are available through both the summer and fall harvest seasons with basket pick up locations at the farm and elsewhere. Each week, receive a basket of fresh vegetables and fruit (when available). (more...)
We offer a year-round CSA for salad crops grown in our biomass-heated hydroponic greenhouses. We grow many varieties of lettuce, including red and green varieties of leaf, butterhead, romaine, and batavia lettuces. We also grow arugula, bok choy, sorrel, swiss chard, and watercress, as well as other herbs on a seasonal basis. (more...)
We offer eggs, a whole or half hog (heritage purebred registered Mulefoots), vegetable CSA, pastured turkey and chicken, whole unprocessed goat milk shares, and rabbit. We are certified in Permaculture Design. We manage a seven-acre woodlot. (more...)