Our farmer partners are the backbone of what we do here at Olli Salumeria. Without them, our products could not exist. The quality of our dry cured meats depends directly on the way the pigs are raised at the farms. That’s why we go out of our way to work with some of the most highly acclaimed farms in the USA.
Mosefund Farm, New Jersey
G.C. Andersen is one of most experienced purveyors of rare Mangalitsa pig in the United States. After traveling and working on farms in Europe, Andersen has dedicated his time to revitalizing old world farming traditions and techniques at Mosefund Farm.
The Mangalitsa pig is the curly-haired descendant of pata negra, Spain’s coveted black-footed Ibérico pig. Famous for their lush texture and fatty, sweet meat, the pigs were introduced to the United States in 2007. New Jersey’s Mosefund Farm has been raising these hogs using traditional European farming methods, letting them roam free over fifteen acres for most of their lives.
Becker Lane Organic Farms
Jude Becker is a 6th-generation pig farmer and owner of Becker Lane Organic Farm in Dyersville, Iowa. The farm is Certified Organic, which means the pigs are raised on organic feed with no antibiotics or hormones, are never mutilated (as is common practice in the industry) and are pasture raised outdoors. The result is a “cleaner”, better-tasting meat. The meat has a darker, well-marbled appearance that points to the ideal conditions the pigs are raised in. Jude says, “The Other White Meat campaign of the ’80’s is a misconception. The darker the meat, the better it tastes.”
Jude met Olli a year ago. “I was impressed by Olli’s deep experience and understanding of European style cured meats. They [Olli Salumeria] are a perfect fit for us at Becker Lane.”, Jude says. “The product is incredible and really does justice to our pork.”
Vande Rose Farms
Of all the breeds of pigs, Duroc hogs produce pork known for its rich, red color and adored by chefs and food-lovers alike for its juiciness, tenderness and flavor.
Vande Rose Farms Duroc pork comes from local family farmers, who continue a 175-year-old American tradition, raising heritage Duroc pigs without antibiotics, growth promotants or animal by-products. Our Duroc hogs are fed a wholesome, 100% vegetarian diet consisting of locally raised corn and soybeans.
duBreton strives to satisfy the world’s greatest chefs, both in restaurants and at home. They help spread a healthy-eating approach, that respects animals and their development while holding their living conditions, processing, and overall environment to the highest standards.
The meat that reaches your plate is the purest anywhere. duBreton respects their animals’ natural behaviors, provide superior living areas and care, and well-fed with a diet free of antibiotics and animal by-products. At the plant, processing is minimal and no preservation agents are used.
Additional Farmer Partners
- Eden Farms, Iowa – Certified Berkshire Pigs, Barley Fed