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Backyard Bounty

Raising Pastured Pigs For The Homestead and Profit ft Chuck of Sheraton Park Farms

Pastured pigs and how to raise them on the homestead are featured in this week’s podcast episode with your host Nicole and Chuck from Sheraton Park Farms.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Why pastured pigs are a great addition to your homestead.
  • Why you need a mentor before you start to raise your own pastured pigs.
  • What you need to get started raising pigs.
  • Get some great tips on getting started with raising pastured pigs.
  • Are pigs really aggressive?

OUR GUEST

Chuck and his wife Saundra are first-generation farmers with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry as Paramedics and Registered Nursing.

Three years ago Chuck and Saundra moved to Greensboro, NC. Just prior to that move, Saundra had completed a summer internship at a small local butcher shop in West Jefferson, North Carolina. She came home one day and said, “I think there is something to the local food, know your farmer movement”. After a bit of research, they were hooked on the idea, and with a move in the works, they elected to buy a farm and start farming.

Chuck and Saundra now farm 32 acres (20 owned and 12 leased) just outside the 3rd largest city in North Carolina. They love caring for the land, raising animals the right way, doing a good hard day’s work, and helping people feed their families quality food they can feel good about.

They raise chickens for both eggs and meat, turkeys, sheep, and pigs. All on pasture without the use of antibiotics, hormones, or other unnatural inputs. They have grown their enterprise from zero experience to a 6 figure business in just 3 years!

They are rightly proud of the products they produce and are honored that their customers trust them to help feed their families each week.

Sheraton Farm products can be found during the market season (April through November) at the High Point Farmer’s Market in downtown High Point, NC, and the Clemmons Farmers Market at the Clemmons YMCA, Clemmons, NC.

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