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Why should you buy pork from Restoration Meats?



A couple of flitches of bacon are great softeners of the temper and promoters of domestic harmony.
~ William Cobbett

Be honest. You love pork. But you don't eat it because you've heard it will kill you and because factory pork production makes you shudder.

Suppose you could buy pork that was raised in a way that actually nourishes the land AND produces a meat that is just as healthy as turkey or lean beef. Would you eat more? Of course you would.



Our pigs grazing


Pastured pork production employs many of the same techniques that poultry and beef producers have been using for years with well-documented success. Grass-fed pigs are moved in small paddocks frequently to fresh grass and through the woods. Their diet is the diet of their bucolic ancestors. The end result is as awe-inspiring as you would expect.

Will eating pork kill me? The short and definitive answer is No! Americans ate far more pork than any other meat up until the 1940s, and heart disease was virtually unknown. As red meat consumption has actually declined since the 1800s, the incidence of heart disease has risen. Pork will not kill you! If you don't believe me, read this excellent article from The Atlantic. Pork can and should be a part of a healthy diet. And when you buy pork, buy pastured pork raised responsibly and locally with as few non-natural additives as you can find.





You can be assured that pork from Restoration Homestead has been raised responsibly in a humane environment just a little over an hour southeast of Dallas. And we now offer sausages, both smoked and raw, with no artificial preservatives and no MSG.

You won't find any better tasting meat, anywhere.


Red Wattle Pigs





We raise Red Wattle Pigs at Restoration Homestead. They are known for their foraging skills, docility, flavor, and rapid growth. Red Wattle Pigs probably originated in East Texas, making them a very unusual bread.

We raise Red Wattle Pigs at Restoration Homestead. They are known for their foraging skills, docility, flavor, and rapid growth. Red Wattle Pigs probably originated in East Texas, making them a very unusual bread.

And what is a "wattle?" They are small, fatty appendages that look a bit like earrings hanging from the jowls of the pig, and they apparently have absolutely no function whatsoever!

You can learn more about Red Wattle Pigs here.