All of the pork we provide at Bottle & Bone comes from the Fatback Pig Project, a collective dedicated to supporting and sustaining small hog farms in Alabama. Here are a few things to know about them:
1. All of the hogs in the Fatback Pig Project are “all natural, raised humanely and processed as close to the farm as possible,” providing ethical and responsible products to market.
2. They prefer heritage breeds like Duroc and Berkshire. According to the National Swine Registry (yes, there is such a thing), Duroc hogs are the “second most recorded breed of swine in the United States.” The Berkshire breed of hog was a favorite of Queen Victoria.*
3. The Fatback Pig Project was founded in 2013 by Nick Pihakis. Pihakis also founded Jim ‘N Nick’s barbecue with his dad in 1985.
All of this information came from, and you can read more about the Fatback Pig Project, on their website.
You can also enjoy some quality Fatback Pig Project offerings by picking up one of our butcher boxes.
*So says “The Pig Site.”