: Frechette Farms heritage breed pigs are raised on our chemical-free pasture, allowing them to naturally forage for much of their diet. While shelter from weather and predators is available at all times, our pigs get to actively enjoy the sunshine and fresh air for their entire lives, meaning higher-quality and less fatty pork. The pigs are also fed all of the extra produce from our garden and all vegetable scraps from our kitchen, adding nutrition to their diet and cutting down on waste. Our pork is 100% growth hormone and antibiotic free.
Our boars, Auroch and Bumble, are purebred Mangalitsa, a Hungarian breed known as "the Kobe beef of pork". The fat quality of these animals is unparalleled in other breeds. Our sows are a variety of Red Wattle, Duroc, and Hampshire. The cross between the Mangalitsa and these breeds produces the most incredible combination of succulent fat and tender, marbled meat. We have been crossing a variety of breeds since the farm began, and these combinations produce, in our opinion, the very best pork you can find.
Frechette Farms cattle are 100% grass-fed, with no grain fed at any point in the life cycle. This ensures a healthier animal with much more nutritious beef. Grass-fed beef typically has better marbling and richer flavor, as well a much higher nutrient content. In addition to higher amounts of Vitamin E and Vitamin A, grass-fed beef has up to five times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids as commercial grain-fed beef. Frechette Farms beef is 100% growth hormone and antibiotic free, meaning a natural and chemical-free product.
Frechette Farms chickens are raised on open pasture and forage for a large portion of their diet, resulting in nutritious chicken meat with less unhealthy fat common in factory-farmed meat birds. All of our chickens are growth hormone and antibiotic free.
Frechette Farms turkeys are raised on pasture and forage for the vast majority of their diet. We have only heritage breed turkeys, including Bourbon Red, Narragansett, and Black Spanish. Heritage turkeys grow more slowly than industrially-bred turkeys which, while not economically advantageous, makes them far healthier and happier birds. Our turkeys enjoy free mobility over the entire farm and can often be found chasing the dogs or roosting on top of the house.