Little Oak Farm

rare breed Middle White pork

 

Little Oak Farm

Little Oak is a small family run farm situated on Exmoor.. It is our aim to produce and supply the very best in quality Rare Breed Middle White Pork. The pork is produced from our own outdoor farm reared Pedigree Middle White Pigs. Bringing traditional rare breed pork to your table, the way pork should taste. Please have a browse around our website and learn about the Pedigree pigs that we keep and the wonderful tasting pork that they produce.

 

farm view

 

When we purchased the farm nearly 10 years ago, we had no idea it would turn our life around and we would become so involved with Rare Breed pigs. We have always been passionate about food and believe that people should always know where their food comes from. We had been looking at producing pigs for a while before we decided on choosing the Middle White as breed we liked. On talking to a friend who knew about pork , he mentioned the Middle White Pig and the fact it produces an amazing meat which is sort after in many of the countries top restuarants. After doing some reasearch we found that the meat from the Middle White pig is in fact a very popular choice with some of the countries top chefs. So the decision was made and we bought our first Middle White weaners. Since then we have set up our own breeding plan which hopefully will produce the first piglets in July. We kept 4 of the pedigree sows back for breeding and we purchased a Pedigree boar, who we called Rufus.

We started by selling the pork to family and friends, who then passed the word of our pork and a small customer base started to build up. We used facebook and Twitter to try and push our name out further. Our first hotel customer was owner & Chef Andrew Dixon from the The Cafe@Porlock Weir, he actually found us on facebook. He tried our pork and then put it on his menu for the Exmoor food festival which we were totally delighted by and he has remained a loyal customer ever since. We soon learnt very quickly to never under estimate the power of social media.

In June 2015 we contacted the Exmoor Producers Association and we became members. We looked into the possibility of selling our pork in their shop. This then became a relality on the 1st August 2015 and we had our first pork products available to buy the EPA shop in Minehead.

As predicted and bang on schedule in July 2015 we had our first farm bred Middle White piglets, a 2nd litter then follwed a month later. So we had a succesful start to our breeding programme.

In August 2015 we attended our first ever food festival at the Hoburne Blue Anchor Holiday Park, we had a great time and got plenty of good feed back on our products. Hopefully it will be the first of many festivals and markets we will attend in the future.

Then things just started to grow with the markets and shops selling our great tasting pork. We now do 2 markets a month outside Tescos in Minehead, we also attend the

Farmers Market in Dulverton. Our pork is now available in the Dunster Village Shop & Deli, Allerford Post Office and the Carhampton Village Store.

 

We are slowly increasing our list of customers as word of our great tasting pork gets around. If you are a hotel or restuarant looking for a good healthy and great tasting pork then please get in touch. Or if you simply want a joint for the family Sunday Dinner we dont think you can put a better tasting joint on your table. Contact us for our latest prices and news of any special ofers we have.