We are dedicated to the preservation to the Ossabaw Island Pigs and their heritage. Our animals are raised natural and free range on our farm, Island Creek Preserve, an Artisan Hoggery, located in Middle Georgia.
Our goal is to have happy pigs!
Our closed breeding herd is registered with the Livestock Conservancy. Ossabaw Island Pigs are direct decedents of the famous Iberico pigs brought from Spain, allegedly on the second voyage of Christopher Columbus. Ossabaw Island Pigs were originally introduced in what is now Georgia in the early 1500’s, 180 years before Georgia became the 13th Colony of what would become the United States of America.
Our mission is to keep our bloodline pure which remains successful through selective breeding of purebred animals. Over the past decade there has been a small handful of Ossabaw Island Pig farmers using this selective breeding to improve the breed without hybridizing. The specific characteristics we breed for are size, meat quality, temperament and litter size. This premium bloodline produces only a few hundred animals nationwide annually. Therefore, supply is limited. We monitor our herds closely but allow this natural genetic selection, which is one of the aspects that makes them so special, to dictate future breeding stock.
Our Ossabaw Island Pig’s enjoy a diet of non-GMO feed, ample natural forage and natural, non-GMO sustainable supplemental feeds. All provided in the correct ratios to assure a balanced diet. Their natural forage consists of rootings, vegetation, soft mast (muscadines, scuppernongs, fruits) and seasonal hard mast (acorns etc) to round out their diet.
We make our trademarked ‘Registered Ossabaw Island Pork’ available to fine restaurants and charcuteries, primarily in the Atlanta area. We also have a limited supply of restaurant quality meat, when available, to the general public. Availability is determined once our chef’s weekly requirements are determined. To get on the notification e-mail list, please contact us.
We invite you to take the opportunity to enjoy this scrumptious and historical pork at one of our fine Atlanta restaurants. Please visit our Facebook page for updates on where our pork is being served.