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Why Berkshire Pork?

The BERKSHIRE PORK difference. 

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To stand out among the crowd you have to be better – and that’s not an easy task.  All of us care about the food we enjoy at our favorite restaurant or around the table with family and friends at home, and at Berkwood Farms they know that the quality and taste of their product is unmatched anywhere. They believe it stands as a testament to their hard work that they not only bring you the best tasting Berkshire pork around, but also that the profitability and sustainability of its farm families who share in the Pride of Ownership in Berkwood Farms is ensured and continuously maintained.

 

PORK TRAITS

Why settle for a pale imitation when you can have the real thing? Berkwood Farms Berkshire pork is distinctive for its rich ruby color and exquisite marbling, its tenderness and depth of flavor.
But don’t just take our word for it. In 1992, the National Pork Board tested nine sire lines for their meat and eating quality. Berkshire pork placed first in nineteen of twenty traits, including:
pork marbling up close
  • loin color
  • loin tenderness
  • loin marbling
  • best tasting in all test categories
  • superior cooked moisture content
Berkwood Farms Berkshire Pork is nothing short of perfection on a plate – tender, juicy and flavorful – every time.
Pork pH has a great influence on palatability and quality of the meat.  Findings of a 2 year project show Berkwood Farms 100% Berkshire pork has an average pH of 6.1 compared to the commodity pork with a more acidic pH around 5.7.
This results in a more tender, juicy, and flavorful product.  This is achieved through superior genetics and limited animal stress.
              High pH                                        Low pH
        
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HAND INSPECTED FOR QUALITY

Each week, Berkwood Farms hand inspects every Certified Berkshire Loin cut before shipping the fresh-chilled product to our customers. Hand inspection guarantees the quality of each cut, visual consistency, and flavor.

They hand inspect all of our product before shipping to America’s top Chef-owned restaurants.

BERKSHIRE PORK IS GLUTEN-FREE

All Berkwood Farms Pork products are GLUTEN-FREE and are easy to implement into a celiac or gluten-free diet.

4 REASONS TO EAT BETTER:

FLAVOR: outside of brick buildingman feeding a baby cowprepared fancy meal
Berkwood Farm’s pork gets its flavor from the heirloom breed we raise.  Berkshire Pork is the oldest breed of pork in existence today, and raised for the meat’s distinctive color and marbling – two character traits that make their pork tender, juicy, and flavorful every time.

 

QUALITY:  chef cookingman and woman holding baby pigsfarm
Raising Berkshire pigs is one of the many reasons Berkwood Farms can provide you with quality pork every time. But they don’t stop there.  Berkwood also bring together humane, on-farm production practices, quality control and hand inspection to ensure their product is of the finest quality around.

 

FARMER OWNED: two men berkwood farmersclose up of man with glassespork meal with carrots
Berkwood Farms is owned by the very farmers who raise the Berkshire pork we sell.  As a Limited Liability Company you can be confident that the rewards of their hard work are passed directly to the family farmers who own Berkwood Farms LLC.

 

SUSTAINABLE: close up of chef hands adding sauce to dishprepared bone in pork dishpig grazing in field

Humane animal husbandry and earth-friendly production practices ensure ecologically sustainable farms. And, as the owners, they pride themselves in the knowledge that Berkwood Farms is one of the most economically and environmentally sustainable food companies around.