At Salmon Creek Farms Natural Pork, we take pride in giving our customers some of the healthiest, best-tasting pork available today. Our Natural Pork line is USDA Process Verified (for more information, please visit the USDA’s website). This quality is only possible because of our farmers.
All of Salmon Creek’s farmers are Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) trained and site certified. This program has two main elements:
The animal well-being component encompasses a farmer’s responsibilities for all aspects of animal care, including:
Our farmers practice the program daily on their farms. They also meet with customers regularly and receive continuing education every year in meat quality, animal welfare, bio-security and good management practices. This enables us to give you the real taste of pork.
Sustainability is our goal. Salmon Creek’s farmers work cooperatively with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to manage waste from their facilities. This relationship reduces their need for commercial fertilization.
Our farms send soil samples to NRCS for evaluation, which helps our farmers determine the best rate of applying bio-fertilizer. They also separate and protect their water resources from rain run-off through proper facility site positioning and approved procedures. In addition to these practices, many of our producers use no-till farming, which prevents soil compaction, loss of organic matter and soil erosion.
If you have any questions about our farms, contact us.