All our leg hams come from the whole, slow-growing, heritage-breed, pasture-raised pigs we source directly from regeneratively-managed NSW farms. This means there are no fixed shelters and pigs are regularly moved to new territory that offers fresh foraging opportunities, diversity and allows the landscape to rest and recover. More detail below. Your ham will be labelled with the farm from which it came so you can trace it back to the source.
We can skin and score your ham ready for glazing.
Try our fine Wild ale & wild honey ham glaze made with Wildflower's Gold Wild Australian Ale and Malfroy's Gold Wild Yellow Box Honey.
Or we can glaze your ham for you (available for pick up orders only!)
When you've finished working your way through the ham, toss the bone into a stock pot with lots of vegetables and wine and make a delicious soup.
About our pastured hams
Only about 2% of Australian ham is made from pasture-raised pork and we are proud to say that all of our cured pork products come from pasture-raised, hormone and chemical-free pigs. Our supply chain is short, humane and transparent, allowing for every chance to achieve the highest quality and accountability.
The majority of hams on offer at Christmas are purchased as boxes of pig legs with no discernible provenance - it's difficult to know where they came from or how they were raised. We're proud to say that, not only do we know exactly which farm all our pigs and hams come from, but we've also visited them all and seen the way they're managed for ourselves.
The breeds we receive include Berkshire, Duroc, English Large Black, English Large White, Tamworth and Wessex Saddleback and they are born and bred outside on pasture with the freedom to express instinctive behaviour.
Our hams are brined (salt and sugar) and lightly smoked and contain the lowest level of nitrite (0.002%).
Our heritage-breed, pasture-raised pigs come from these farms:
- Bundarra Berkshires, Barham, NSW
- Extraordinary Pork, Eumungerie, NSW
- McIvor Farm Foods, Tooborac, Vic
- Near River Produce Berkshire pigs, Hollisdale, NSW
- Pillar Rock pastured pork, Binaway, NSW
- OxHill Organics pigs, Wauchope, NSW
- Saulsbury Berkshire pigs, Frogmore, NSW
- Stockinpiggle Hampshire pigs, Stockinbingle, NSW
- Wallendbeen Park pastured pork, Wallendbeen, NSW
Photos: Alan Benson