Grow your own way: starting an organic farm-to-fork pig business

Stepping away from common practice and sticking by your values to start your own business can be a daunting prospect. The Pig Site speaks to one pig farmer who has done exactly that.
calendar icon 25 September 2019
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Appreciating your journey

Looking back on a tumultuous journey to this point, Michiel says he’s proud to be running the farm the way he thinks farming should be done.

“I feel much more positive about the way I’m farming, about being organic and having a high-welfare, sustainable system,” he says.

“I’m also excited about telling my story to my customers.”

pigs stand waiting for their treat of organic apples
The pigs wait patiently for their daily treat of organic apples

© Michiel Nooijen

Emily Houghton

Editor, The Pig Site

Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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