Winfield Farm is proud to announce our latest adventure in the quest for superlative flavor:
We are the largest breeders of purebred Mangalitsa Wooly Pigs in southern California. These curly-haired “lard” hogs are sometimes mistaken for sheep. A heritage breed, Mangalitsa (also spelled Mangalitza in the UK and Mangalica in Hungary) was a favorite of Austro-Hungarian nobility in the 19th century, prized for the tender texture and ruby-red color of its meat, with a high fat content enhancing its robust flavor. By the late 1900s, however, thanks to intensive farming practices and the fashion for lean meat, Mangalitsas faced the brink of extinction.
Today Mangalitsas are making a comeback – and taking the foodie world by storm. The New York Times called Mangalitsas the next “It” pig.
We now specialize in rare purebred Mangalitsa wooly pigs. Winfield Farm Mangalitsas are raised on pasture, and are fed barley and organically grown pumpkins and squash. All pigs going to market are finished on acorns, walnuts, and almonds when available – their diet like the famed Iberico pigs renown for premium prosciutto – pata negra.
Winfield Farm operates entirely on SOLAR ENERGY & HUMAN POWER— Bruce raises our Manga herd single-handed. He has a personal relationship with every pig.
Winfield Mangalitsas are treated with utmost respect and care — birth to death.
Winfield Manga diet consistes of pasture plus 100% naturally grown barley, squash, acorns, walnuts – all except barley hand harvested locally.
NO GMO FEEDS (No corn, no soybeans)