All of our animals are raised to live as naturally as possible, with no hormones, GMOs, or antibiotics (except if they’re sick and need medical care!). They have plenty of room to run, interact with each other, and enjoy the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley sunshine.
Our animals enjoy a rich diet of grains, natural grasses, spent brewer’s grain, and seasonal vegetables from local farms, allowing them to stay healthy and develop a richer flavor.
Pigs that can be genetically traced back to their ancestors.
Pork Palace has numerous heritage pig breeds including Berkshire, Tamworth, and Duroc breeds. Unlike the hybrid cross-bred pigs you’d find at a factory farm, our heritage pigs have been able to roam outside their entire lives. They can dig and wallow in the dirt or cool off inside the barn whenever they want. Piglets are allowed free access to their mothers and are carefully raised by Randy and the Pork Palace staff.
Visit the Pork Palace to meet our 50+ Berkshire, Tamworth, and Duroc pigs.
Our South African Boer goats are bred for their meat (also known as chevon), not milk. Goat meat is one of the most popular around the world (it tastes like a mild steak), and it is also a healthier and more sustainable option than other red meats. Our goats graze freely on our 40 acres and are accompanied by their guardian dog, Sugar.
We introduced Black Spanish and Blue Slate heritage turkeys to the farm in 2018. Our turkeys are free range and enjoy the spent brewer’s grains, bugs around the farm, and whatever else they find during the day. At night, they enjoy sleeping in the barn rafters 20+ feet in the air. It’s quite a sight to see! This year we are raising Bourbon Reds--originally from Bourbon County, Kentucky!! What could be better than that? Bred in the late 1800’s they are known as one of the most beautiful of the Heritage Breeds. Our turkeys are free range and are not fed hormones or antibiotics. They may be smaller than their hybrid counterparts you see in the freezer section at the grocery store but they are full of flavor and quite delicious!