We are dedicated to the preservation to the Ossabaw Island Pigs and their heritage. Our animals are raised free range on our farm, Island Creek Preserve, located in Middle Georgia.
Our closed breeding herds are registered with the American Large Breed Conservancy (ALBC). Ossabaw Island Pigs were originally introduced in what is now Georgia around 1539, 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.
Ossabaw Island Pig’s diet consists mostly of natural vegetation, soft mast (muscadines, scuppernongs) and hard mast (acrons etc). To round out their diet, at Island Creek Preserve, our pigs are fed a supplemental diet of brew grains from a local micro-brewery. Brew grains, are the by-product of the brew process normally destined for land-fills or composting. However, we are able to make our pigs even more sustainable by utilizing this by-product of the brew industry.
We make our Registered Ossabaw Island Pork available to fine restaurants and charcuteries, primarily here in the Atlanta area. We also have a limited supply of meat when available to the general public through our pre-sale and reservations program.
We invite you to take the opportunity to enjoy this scrumptious and historical pork.