Berkshire & Mangalitza

Berkshire Hogs

Our journey with Berkshire Hogs started with Annie in the photo below. She was our first hog and she has taught us everything about how to live with, breed and raise hogs. She is still with us after 10 years and is currently retired - living her best life.

Not too long after getting Annie we secured some pure bred Berkshire stock from an exceptional local hog farm and have been carefully maintaining our breeding lines ever since. 

We offer all the classic cuts from pork chops to spare ribs and all the goods in between. We also specialize in sausages and Charcutrie Salami. 

In 2014 we met our master butcher and have built our relationship over the years. He is a master sausage maker and we consider ourselves lucky to work with him and his family. 

Our cuts vary depending on season and we can always do custom orders but some of our main delish eats include...

Classic Cuts
 - Chops     - Ribs     - Roasts (Loin, Butt, Shoulder)     - Pork Belly     - Stew     - Ground

Cured Cuts
- Bacon     - Ham Nuggets     - Holiday Hams     - Sliced Ham (Classic, Black Forest and Capicoli)     - Ham Hocks     
- Smoked Chops      - Garlic Ring     - Kabanos Sausage      - Farmer Sausage     - Bavarian Meatloaf     
- Pizza Pepperoni     - Summer Sausage     - Thuringer Bratwurst
- Smokies (Classic, Jalapeno Cheese, Honey Garlic, Honey Sriracha, Canadian and whatever other kinds we come up with :) )

Charcutrie Salami
- Beer Sticks     - Chorizo Sticks     - Hot Hungarian Salami     - European Farmer Sausage     - Landjager     - Italian Salami (Logs or Links)     - Jalapeno Salami

Our Charcutrie Salami is dry cured and shelf stable so we are able to ship all across Canada.

Other Bits
- Broth Bones     - Offal     - Trim Lard     - Leaf Lard 

To order any of our fresh, cured or dry cured cuts please order via email rootandvine@hotmail.com 

 

Mangalitza Hogs

Our journey with Mangalitsa Hogs started with a slab of cured pork belly brought back from the Czech Republic from some friends who absolutely wanted me to try this pork.

I fell in love with the melt in your mouth pork deliciousness that is Mangalitsa pork.

That led us to search out a farm in Alberta that raised Mangalitsa hogs, and fast forward to 2018 we brought home our own breeding stock.

We had no idea we would fall in love with the breed as we did. The heartiness, the versatility, and independence of the sows when farrowing and rearing their young is incredible.

Now we offer all the classic cuts from pork chops to spare ribs and all the goods in between.

Our cuts vary depending on season and we can always do custom orders but some of our main delish eats include...

Classic Cuts
 - Chops (Loin, Shoulder or Steaks)     - Ribs     - Roasts (Loin, Butt, Shoulder)     - Pork Belly     - Stew     - Ground

Sausages
- English Bangers (Classic, Maple, Greek, or Italian)     - Dinner Sausage (Hot Italian or Hot Chorizo)

Cured Cuts
- Bacon     - Ham Nuggets     - Bacon Ribs     - Bone-in Ham     - Bone-in Picnic Hams      - Ham Hocks

Other Bits
- Broth Bones     - Offal     - Trim Lard     - Leaf Lard 

To order any of our fresh or cured cuts please order via email rootandvine@hotmail.com 

 

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Piglets

For more information regarding piglets please visit our Piglet page here