We grow 100% of our own pigs here on the farm just outside Barham. Our family has two farms of around 200 acres in total of pure breed heritage Berkshire pigs. Our family are breeding pigs and raising them in a pure free range environment to the highest animal welfare standards and high quality meat producing practices, including low stress animal handling, open paddocks, pasture, cover, shelter and of course mud. Their diet consists of a vegetarian mix of grains and legumes in addition to pastures, free from antibiotics, hormones and meat meals.
We chose not to include the widely used preservative in our products because we believe that raising a young family means providing the most natural real foods. Ham and bacon usually contains nitrates and preservatives, food and colour additives and flavourings and we weren't comfortable feeding that to our kids so we tried making them without it and it was good! The taste is slightly different but still delicious and being a natural product means less free-radicals that cause cancer and immune system problems.
We can send up to 4kgs fresh pork in the mail only to overnight express post regions (please check wth yoru local post office about what regions these are before ordering). We will deliver boxes to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney metro and regional areas (see below) via refrigerated freight services and avoid post where possible. We deliver into metro Victoria on Thursdays and Sydney and NSW on Fridays, South Coast NSW and over the mountains into regional NSW on Tuesdays to Thursdays to your home between 9am – 6pm. Please see below for more details under Home Delivery schedules. Please contact us if you are unable to purchase with shipping to your address.
Yes we can! We can send a box of charcuterie weighing up to 5kgs for $25 to anywhere in Australia. We pop special reusable ice packs in with your goods and wrap it up in environmentally-friendly wool insulation packaging, this is included in the weight of the box (approx 1.4kgs). Post is guaranteed to be delivered within 2 days for Vic, NSW and SA and up to 4 days for WA, NT, QLD and Tas. We pride ourselves on using environmentally friendly cardboard boxes and reusable (and returnable) wool packaging and icepacks. Ask us about how you can return your icepacks and wool by shooting us an email.
All of our air dried charcuterie and jars, nitrate free bacon and ham is nitrate and gluten free. We do not use preservatives or artificial anything, other than good old salt, smoke and time. We avoid using anything other than meat, spices and salt to handcraft our products, using traditional old school methods. Only our Traditional Leg Hams contain minimum sodium nitrate to prevent bones spoiling the meat which can happen with nitrate free, bone in hams.
Our farm is farmed using Demeter Bio-dynamic methods, we are not certified due to the cereal content of the pigs diet. This natural way of farming follows moon cycles and uses soil preparations including 500. We are also active members of 'Land to Market' the Australian Holistic Management Co-operative Limited. These practices combined improves the health of the soil, which then grows healthy plants and thus healthy animals. We only use un-certified organic grains and legumes to feed the pigs their supplementary feed and beautiful mineral and vitamin rich avos, oranges and pumpkins from local growers when they are in season. Most importantly we do not use meat proteins, meaning our pigs are vegetarians. We think this is the best way of farming and growing very tasty animals for meat.
Yes of course! We have an open farm policy, but we do ask you to wear clean shoes and not to visit on the same day as another pig farm because of biosecurity reasons. We welcome visitors to the farm and are well equipped for small to large farm tours and farm sales. Just call ahead to make sure we are home and not galavanting down the paddock with the pigs or at our Little Pork Deli.
Yes, our favourite way of getting our meat out there the farmers market at Castlemaine. Due to the distance to Melbourne we are no longer attending Melbourne markets, and provide a weekly box service to your doorstep.
When kept at the advised temperatures of 2-4ºC (fresh pork) our goods have minimum 3 weeks best before dates and up to 6 months on charcuterie, 12 months on pasteurised goods. The goods are vac sealed, we cannot ensure that UNSEALED fresh pork products will last for longer than 5 days if not stored correctly at home. For example: a fresh pork order requested to be wrapped in paper instead of vac sealed will not last at home in your fridge unless you have a purpose built dry-ageing cabinet or it is consumed within 5 days. Even then we will not guarantee your products quality and will not issue a refund if this occurs.
Little Pork Deli is liable for faulty products and will happily accept returned goods and refund monies only if the product is agreed to have been faulty prior to delivery and we are notified within 7 days of product being received, not thereafter. Little Pork Deli is not responsible for poor handling after dispatch with another carrier, however we will pursue concerns from customers if they arise and seek their reimbursement.
Home delivery orders will be delivered with a refrigerated courier the whole way from our farm to your door (unless you are in a hard to reach area and we can guarantee safe postal delivery). Please include your phone number and arrange for someone to be available for accepting the delivery. We can guarantee your goods to be in ship shape order if your box is left at your place of delivery unattended and out of the fridge for up to 2 hours in the shade. We send out an order is fulfilled notice once the order leaves the farm, so please organise someone to be home or close by for delivery. Orders leave the farm on Tuesdays (Sydney) and Wednesdays (Melbourne), any orders received after 9am on Mondays are sent the following week unless otherwise notified. In the event of an order going missing in transit, goods being destroyed or damaged we will endeavour to find and replace your order if necessary.
Our ordering system is postcode based, and will populate shipping costs automatically based on where our carriers can get to. If your postcode doesn't populate a shipping cost, please contact us directly to see if we can reach your place within our networks.
Delivery schedules for home delivery via refrigerated courier (note that we have opened up free shipping areas since covid-19 has restricted movements)
Melb metro - with Bundarra. Thursdays FREE shipping within 50kms of CBD
Regional Vic including the peninsulas - with Bundarra Fridays ($25 shipping)
Syd metro - Thursdays West and South and Fridays CBD and North. FREE shipping up to 50kms from CBD
Canberra, ACT - Thursdays ($35 shipping)
NSW South Coast, North Coast, Central Coast and Newcastle- Fridays ($35 shipping)
Far South Coast - Wednesdays (following week) ($35 shipping)
Blue Mountains and beyond out West NSW - Fridays and Mondays ($30 Shipping)
Brisbane - MONTHLY on Wednesdays (dispatch Sundays) ($15 shipping, or FREE with Swine Club within 25km metro area)
South East QLD, Far North NSW, Northern Rivers and Mackay - MONTHLY Thursdays ($25 shipping)
Little Pork Deli and Bundarra Berkshires are trading entities for Barham Free Range Pig Co. Pty Ltd. Goods are dispatched from 118 Punt Rd, Barham NSW, AUSTRALIA 2732
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