Our hogs

Willow Creek Farm raises only purebred Berkshire hogs because these hogs consistently rank the highest in quality testing.

According to the Boston Globe, Berkshire pork is known as "Berkshire gold."

Timothy Cebula, Globe correspondent, writes: "Prized for its richness and depth of flavor, Berkshire pork is widely considered to be the Kobe beef of the pork world. A study conducted by the National Pork Producers Council in September concluded that Berkshire pigs top all other breeds in such categories as meat marbling, moisture, and tenderness."

But the Rengers' hogs taste even better than most Berkshires because of the way they are raised and handled. Their hogs roam freely across their fenced pastures, choosing to stay among the grasses or go into their clean, fresh straw-lined shelters. Their noses are not ringed and they are raised in a non-C.A.F.O. environment (C.A.F.O. = confined animal feeding operation). They spend their days contentedly munching, rooting around, and enjoying the company of other hogs in their spacious pastures and shelters. These hogs live a good life.