About Stone Arch Farms

Through proper animal husbandry, Stone Arch Farm raises heritage breed Mangalitsa pigs. Originating in Hungary, Mangalitsa pigs, also called "hairy pigs" or "hairy sheep" (derives from Serbian language) have a striking physical characteristic that sets them apart from other pig breeds—their dense, curly fleece, reminiscent of a sheep's coat. This woolly covering serves as excellent insulation, allowing them to thrive in colder temperatures and making them well-suited for outdoor rearing in Lancaster County.

Our 100% purebred Mangalitsa pigs consist of all three types: blonde, red and swallow-bellied. One of the most appealing aspects of raising Mangalitsa pigs is their superior meat quality. The breed is renowned for its marbled, succulent, and flavorful meat, which is often compared to the highly prized Japanese Wagyu beef. The high fat content in the meat results in unparalleled tenderness and a unique taste profile that sets it apart from conventional pork. The Mangalitsa's distinctive flavor makes it a preferred choice for thoughtful chefs and food enthusiasts who value rare ingredients.

Our Mangalitsa pig's exceptional fat quality makes it highly versatile in the kitchen. Mangalitsa fat has a low melting point, rendering it ideal for creating lard, which possesses unmatched cooking properties. Mangalitsa lard enhances the texture, flavor, and aroma of dishes, making it a staple ingredient in traditional sausage and charcuterie applications. We like to call it "liquid gold". Additionally, the breed's fat composition is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are considered heart-healthy and have a more favorable impact on cholesterol levels.

From a sustainability standpoint, raising Mangalitsa pigs can be advantageous. Their ability to utilize Stone Arch Farm pastures and forage effectively reduces the reliance on concentrated feeds (we supplement with a local non-gmo corn feed). Additionally, their hardiness and resilience enable them to adapt well to Lancaster County weather all year long. The Mangalitsa pigs raised on Stone Arch Farm pastures with their distinctive appearance, exceptional meat quality, and culinary versatility make it highly sought after by both chefs and consumers.

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Dude, I finally got to try your Chorizo & IT WAS BANGIN'! Chorizo-&-eggs is my go-to meal for unexpected guests or a breakfast-for-dinner meal when I don't feel like cooking. So I've had Chorizo from tons of premium pork suppliers, but the seasoning in yours was top-notch. Too many suppliers make Chorizo that's as bland as "hot" Italian sausage without the oregano. EXCELLENT work on these sausages! I will be buying them on the regular.

Always like to support local farmers and the mangalista pork from Stone Arch is top notch!!

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Stone Arch Farms

Litiz, PA

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