Berkshire Pork - Natural "Kurobuta"
Bar Farm is pleased to provide naturally-raised Berkshire pork to
local markets. Visitors
to our farm are fascinated by these long, thick-bodied swine with
short legs. They are
surprised to find out that the primarily black carcass dresses out
completely white! In
Japan, Berkshire pork is called “Kurobuta” (black pig) and is prized
there and throughout the world for its delectable taste.
Berkshire pork has a fine texture and distinct flavor.
The breed is known for its high proportion of lean meat to
fat. Berkshire hams and bacon
are superior pork indeed!
An excellent history of the Berkshire breed can be found at
Legend has it that the Berkshire hog was discovered by Oliver
Cromwell’s army – serving as a food source during winter quarters in
the shire of Berks, England; thus, “Berkshire”.
The first Berkshires were imported into the U.S. in 1823.
In 1876, the Breed
Publication promoted Berkshires as having “a
greater proportion of lean freely intermixed with small, fine
streaks of fat making the hams, loins, and shoulders sweet, tender,
to that claim, we shout a hearty Amen!
If you haven’t entered hog heaven yet, we invite you to step
one hoof closer by trying our Berkshire pork!
Following is just
one testimonial from a satisfied customer of River Bar Farm's
natural Kurobuta pork:
“Just wanted to let you know we picked up our side of pork on
enjoyed some great pork chops Saturday night. My husband loves thin
cut (1/2") pork chops, so we got all our chops cut that way. I have
to say I was skeptical since thin cut usually get all dried out during
cooking, no matter how careful you are. These chops were
fabulous...full of flavor, tender and juicy. We can't wait to try everything
Wind Winery - Prosser, WA
Inquiries by interested parties are welcome!
Richard & Bernalyn McGaughey
Operators, River Bar Farm