Fred & Ingrid
   
Fred & Ingrid

Fred & Ingrid

Perth County

 Location
Perth County
 Farm Type
Pasture Raised

Fred and Ingrid came to Ontario from the Netherlands and bought their farm in 1979The family farm has been in production since the 1850's. It is 100 acres of relatively flat land with a well established bush and a small stream at the back of the property. After extensive renovations to the farm, they began raising a family and top quality pigs. They now have about 1,000 pigs spread over a few different locations. The health and well-being of the herd comes first and foremost.

Fred is a certified Swine Specialist with European training and experience. He appreciates the old-world heritage pig breeds. In addition to the typical "commodity" pork (Yorkshire, Landrace and Duroc) you find in the grocery store, they also raise Berkshire, Tamworth, Iron Age and Wild Boar

They started their first Wild Boar herd in 1992 with certified breeding stock originating in Germany and Russia. They have since added a Swedish stock to the herd. Sows are provided a shelter where they give birth; and then they are turned onto pastures where they graze.

Different breeds have different fat-to-lean ratios, different-sized cuts, and even distinctive flavours. The reason chefs are so excited about heritage pork is simple: the taste. Heritage breeds take longer to grow but their higher-fat content means a richer flavour. Fred and Ingrid's heritage pork is sold into high-end restaurants across Toronto, Niagara, Ottawa and the rest of the province. 


 

It's a real pleasure to raise happy, healthy pigs. We also love hosting farm tours and having visitors come out and watch the pigs play and learn all about what we do. 

 
 

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