Today, there is a rising interest in how food is grown and raised. The farm to table movement has been a driving force in the resurfacing appreciation for local, traceable food. Consumers deserve transparency from their local farmers, which is why we’ve created this infographic. We hope you enjoy exploring the journey of our free range, Alberta-raised pork products.
Life on the Farm
To keep up with the growing demand, each week, piglets are born and raised indoors at a local hog producer’s farm. Once they reach 50lbs, the pigs travel 100km to live a low stress life on our free-range pastures in Rosemary, Alberta. They enjoy a plant-based diet, half of which is grown on the Spragg family’s 200 acres of irrigated land and the other half is purchased from extended family and neighbors in the Rosemary area. The pastures are also seeded annually to increase the grazing time for the pigs.
During the colder months, straw and alfalfa hay not only keep the pigs warm but also keep the foraging component in their diets. Did we mention that our pigs are antibiotic free? By raising happy pigs in a healthy environment, we are able to create safe, great tasting pork products.
One Bad Day
We pride ourselves on providing our pigs the best quality of life possible during their time on the farm. However, every pig does have one bad day, as we like to call it. After four to five and a half months on the farm, once a pig reaches 240lbs, they will travel a short 24km to be slaughtered and provincially inspected.
At the Meat Shop
The main processing and retail outlet for our free-range, natural pork is in Rosemary Alberta. We prepare all of our free-range pork products for the farmers’ markets, retail locations and restaurant and wholesale customers at our Meat Shop. Within two days, the pork is delivered back to the Meat Shop and processing begins.
On Your Table
Finally, we travel 180km to deliver our pork products to a number of Calgary restaurants, stores and markets within two days of processing. Meaning you can have the freshest free-range pork available in Alberta on your table every week!
We love seeing all of our customers at our various locations. Where can you find Spragg’s Meat Shop free range pork products? Learn more here.
About Spragg’s Meat Shop Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family-owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked, and the roast is marinated. The Spragg family hopes that you get as much enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.