All vegetarian feed? YES
Humanely raised? YES
Ever given antibiotics or added hormones? NO (Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in pork)
We source our meat from people we trust. That means working with companies and farmers that are dedicated to doing the right thing—never cutting corners, and always looking for ways to improve. Our partners' operating methods are inspired by Dr. Temple Grandin, a member of the Humane Farm Animal Care Program's scientific committee. Their facilities are routinely inspected and approved by the USDA or a comparable agency.
Our heritage-breed pigs include (but are not limited to) Duroc, Berkshire, and Chester White, with distinguished ancestry. Their natural, “old-world” genetics mean that during their slow maturation process, they develop the fine marbling and great flavor that nature intended them to have.
ButcherBox heritage-breed pork is humanely raised and has a flavor profile with high fat marbling throughout the meat, which equates to a rich, juicy, deep flavor.
Our hogs are fed an all-vegetarian diet and are raised with traditional, sustainable farming methods. Our standard is to work with farmers who raise hogs that are not subjected to farrowing and gestation stalls, i.e., open pen. Gestation stalls enclose sows during pregnancy, and farrowing stalls pen sows in while nursing piglets.
Our hogs are either raised on pasture or in hoop barns, which are barns with raised beds and no slatted floors. Conventionally farmed hogs typically have slatted floors in their environments.
- No nitrates
- No nitrites
- No added sugar
- Meets all above claims for our pork
- Gluten-free and lactose-free