Tamworth pig now in the Canadian Slow Food Ark of Taste

The Tamworth pig, once a mainstay of Ontario agriculture (and thus a mainstay on Ontarians' plates) has now been officially recognized in the Canadian Slow Food Ark of Taste.

"You can't raise Tams and sell them through the regular pork marketing board because you'll go broke.They are very marbled with fat, which makes them tasty, but commodity pork [sold in most grocery stores] has to be lean."

Prices for such pigs – typically bred from York-Landrace sows crossed with Duroc boars – are established based on meat yield, so any fat on the animal cuts into the farmer's profits.

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2 Responses to Tamworth pig now in the Canadian Slow Food Ark of Taste

  1. Macnean Farm says:

    It's all about educating the consumer. For far too long the large commercial enterprises have been hoodwinking the public into what pork should look and taste like. Pigs should be treated with respect and not as machines.

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