Hello, we're Andrew and Anthony Bradley. We've farmed at Mearbeck Farm since the 1970's, prior to that our father and grandfather farmed at Mearbeck. Our family have been farming around Long Preston in North Yorkshire for five generations so farming and animal welfare runs in our blood. Over the years we've been dairy farmers and suffered through the foot and mouth crisis in the early 2000's.
Having gradually built the farm back up after foot and mouth we began The Blue Pig Company in 2004.
A "blue" pig is a cross between a "white" pig and a "black" pig, in our case we cross Gloucester Old Spots, a mainly white pig, with a Saddle Back, a mainly black pig. They are not bright blue! they come with all types of markings but typically they are a blue/grey in colour.
We now have our own processing facility and to coin a phrase do virtually everything from "field to plate" As well as more traditional cuts of pork we produce several flavours of sausages , drycured bacon, smoked bacon, pancetta and gammons. We believe that our products taste fantastic because of the type of pigs and their outdoor lifestyle. This is reflected not only in the pork itself but also in the sausages and bacon we produce.The emphasis is always on quality.
If you'd like to find out more about what free range actually means at The Blue Pig Company have about how we believe happy pigs make great products then you should read about our philosophy.