Our organic pork comes from Richard Hazell at Scrubbitt’s Farm in Gloucestershire. His pigs spend all of their lives outside in the fresh air. They have access to huts with warm straw beds and in the summer they wallow in mud to keep cool. Sows about to give birth are looked after extra specially and only after 8-10 weeks will Richard start weaning piglets from them, which is much more family time than with conventional methods. “It is seamless, stress free and they don’t miss mum as much. Nor she them, also important.” Just how we like it.
Pork and bacon are rich in protein, iron and B vitamins. Pork is particularly high in Thiamin, which is used in the conversion of starchy foods into energy. Iron is essential to red blood cells, whereas protein and B-vitamins are used in the growth, maintenance and repair of all the body's cells.
Storage and prep
Pre-heat a grill, ribbed griddle pan, barbecue or heavy frying pan. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side depending on the thickness. Pork should be kept at a very cool temperature, wrapped and kept away from other foods. It can be frozen, but should be thoroughly defrosted at the bottom of the fridge, below and away from other foods, before cooking. Never re-freeze meat that has been thawed from frozen, and always thoroughly wash chopping boards, utensils, kitchen surfaces and hands after touching raw meat.