At Porterfords, most of our pork is sourced locally from Smithfield Meat Market to enable us full traceability and guaranteed quality throughout the year.
We also stock rare breeds such as Gloucestershire old spot. The Gloucestershire old spot pig is a large
lop-eared breed, mainly white with at least one black spot and is an official rare breed dating back to the turn of the century.
They are fed a less intensive ration and fattened much slower. Reared in open straw yards or free range, this encourages tender, succulent, fine grained meat with much more flavour.
No additives, growth promoters or antibiotics are used as it does not compete with the genetically hybrid pig. However, they do carry more back fat which should only trimmed after cooking if at all.