Hoffman Heritage and Heirlooms

Our family has been farming the same land since the 1870s, back when farmers planted a diverse range of vegetables and raised a variety of non-commercial livestock. We grow only non-hybrid, non-GMO, heirloom vegetables. Our goal is to preserve our heritage and help ensure the viability of the breeds and species that would have been common on early American farms but are now considered rare.

In 2011, we purchased our first registered breeding trio of heritage Mulefoot pigs, a critically endangered species named for its solid, non-cloven hoof similar to that of a mule. Mulefoots are prized for the quality of their meat and, in 2009, won a blind taste test conducted by Slow Food USA and the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. Over 90 food critics, chefs and food professionals voted Mulefoot pork #1 in taste compared against all other heritage breeds and commercial breeds. We also raise heritage Australorp chickens, a recovering breed prized for their egg-laying ability. In the 1920s a pen of six Australorp hens set a world record by laying 1857 eggs in 365 days - an average of 309.5 eggs each! We will be selling our products at several markets in the Lincolnton, NC, area. We hope to see you there!


Listing last updated on Mar 8, 2012

Schedule and Location:

Charlotte Regional Farmer's Market, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8am - 1pm

Hickory Farmers Market, Wednesday 10am -3pm and Saturdays 8am - 1pm

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