For truly memorable tasting pork, try the one-of-a-kind Premium Duroc Pork from Vande Rose Farms. Their all-natural Premium Duroc Pork is source-verified from our family farms, raised responsibly, hand-selected for quality and minimally processed to retain the flavor qualities found only in the Duroc breed.
The Duroc is a 175-year-old American breed that produces a highly marbled, rich, dark color meat with a higher moisture content and higher pH than typical retail pork. Sensory testing at Iowa State University shows higher pH products are more tender, juicy and flavorful. (See chart)
Today, all of the Vande Rose Farm Duroc hogs are raised from start to finish on our single-source family farms in environmentally controlled facilities to keep them comfortable. In our responsible, sustainable farming operations, we feed each hog only natural grains grown on our farms - no antibiotics fed here. We hand select hogs for processing to ensure the full, natural flavor true pork connoisseurs have come to expect.
Vande Rose Farms Artisan Hams and Bacon
If you truly appreciate great ham and bacon, you’ll love the exceptional all-natural flavor of Vande Rose Farms artisan hams and bacon made from their own Premium Duroc Pork.
The Duroc breed naturally displays better marbling and retains more moisture to deliver the very best ham and bacon you can lay your hands on. To amplify this great flavor, they use their centuries-old, hand-crafted rubs and cures – a simple mixture of natural seasonings without phosphates – to create their famous artisan taste. they cure their hams and bellies for as long as a week and then they slow smoke them over real applewood to seal in that amazing taste. No water is added so the ham and thick-sliced bacon retain a dense, meaty texture and maximum flavor.
By raising their Duroc hogs responsibly with a diet of their own natural grains with no antibiotics, Vande Rose Farms Artisan Hams & Bacon deliver a one-of-a-kind taste you won’t soon forget.
Exceptional breed, exceptional taste
The Duroc is an American breed dating back to the 1830s, developed from the Jersey Red of New Jersey and the Duroc of New York, which in turn find their roots in Europe. The Duroc hog is best known for displaying great marbling, rich color, high moisture content and an exceptional taste.
At Vande Rose Farms, they have raised award-winning Duroc hogs on their family farms for more than a century.