Riley's Ranch is a 75 acre family farm located in Carthage, North Carolina, 1 hour south of Raleigh. Our current stock consists of pasture raised rare, heritage Large Black Hogs, Tamworth hogs and heritage chickens. In 2013 we plan to add a small herd of pure bred heritage Red Poll and Salers cattle.
Nestled in the beautiful Sandhills, our animals are treated with respect and the best of care, and are never forced to live in crowded or unsanitary conditions. We are passionate about providing the healthiest environment possible for our animals, using principles of sustainable farming. We add no hormones or antibiotics and allow our animals to range freely on pasture and woodlands with access to fresh spring water.
We sell registered purebred Large Black Hog breeding stock to promote this critically endangered breed and sell whey/acorn fed pork by the cut or quarter/halves system. Our pasture raised Large Black Hog meat is micromarbled and delicious, with 2-4 times higher levels of heart-healthy Omega 3's than commercially raised animals. Our hogs have access to thousands of acorns, which further increase their Omega 3 levels and oleic acid, which research has shown to lower the bad type of cholesterol and raise the good type. This is why acorn finished pigs are known as "olive trees on four hooves," with health benefits similar to olive oil! Our hogs also enjoy whey from a local goat cheese producer, which further increases the healthy Omega 3's and full flavor of the pork.
We sell fresh eggs from our pastured heritage chickens from breeds including Buckeye, Wyandotte, Welsummer, Marans, Rhode Island Red and Barred Rock. Our chickens have freedom to peck, scratch and dust-bathe to their heart's content just as God intended, producing delicious and healthy food that cannot be found in a commercial grocery store.
Order by email or telephone; options for local delivery or pick up your order at the farm by appointment. Look for us at Sandhills Farmer's Green Market at the historic Village of Pinehurst, NC, starting April 10th 2013.
Sandhills Farmer's Green Market
Wednesdays 3 to 6 pm at Cannon Park located at the corner of Ratlesnake Trail/Woods Rd in Pinehurst, NC and
Saturdays at 10am to 1 pm at 1 Village Green Rd West, Village of Pinehurst, NC
We sell direct from the farm by appointment only.
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