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Corva Bella Farm is the Mother and Son team of Connor Michael Bell and Cristiana Calderan Bell. Our sustainable, small permaculture farm is located in the Ebenezer region of Oconee County, in South Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge foothills.

We offer top quality AKPR Registered Kunekune breeding stock, with a focus on conformation, larger size and faster growth rates for pork production. Our conservation breeding program strives to produce Kunekune pigs with adult weights ranging from 250-400 pounds, and yearling weights of 150-200 pounds with body types best suited for maximum yield and cut size.

We have the largest and most genetically diverse herd of rare Kunekune pigs in the beautiful state of South Carolina, representing the following bloodlines: Jenny, Trish, Rona, Rebecca Gina, Tapeka, Wilsons Gina, Awakino, Tonganui, Ru, Tutanekai, Mahia Love, Andrew, Whakanui and Te Whangi.

 

Our rare breed heritage craft pork is uniquely different!
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  • Unlike supermarket pork, our pigs are bred for taste rather than leanness. They are an old fashioned style pig, known as a “lard breed”.
  • Our pork is different by sight alone- the deep red color is both inherent to the breed’s genetics, as well as the slow, outdoor rearing.
  • Pigs reared outdoors, and raised slowly (12-18 months) results in excellent marbling and intramuscular fat, creating incredibly tender pork.
  • Slow growth means a tastier product.
  • Our are happy pigs, and happy pigs taste better. We’d never consider raising pigs in a tiny pen, indoors, or on concrete. Ours are reared outside, free ranging on pasture and in the forest. Piglets stay with their mothers until 6-10 weeks of age depending on breed, litter size, and sow condition.
  • Kunekune and Meishan pigs are bred by a few select breeders who prioritize the breed’s purity, conformation and traceability via pedigreed registration.
  • In buying rare breed pork, you are helping to create demand for rare breeds in need of conservation, which in turn will encourage breeders to continue working with these amazing animals to meet demand for both breeding stock and meat stock!
  • In short, every bite of our pork helps to conserve the breeds we work with. It makes it possible for us to continue our work, manage the intricacies of our breeding program, and do our best work possible.

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Send us a message! Please allow a few days for response time. We look forward to conversing with you!

 

Where to Purchase our Rare Breed Heritage Pork

You can purchase our pork in a variety of ways! Remember, what we do is always in small quantities, so many cuts are limited. If there’s a specific cut you’d like, we can hold it for you upon getting back our processing to make sure you receive it. We can also take custom orders for certain cuts for charcuterie purposes, such as whole hams, shoulders, entire loin, etc. At this time we aren’t doing whole or half hogs- we hope to have enough inventory next year to do so.

Farm Gate Pickup – West Union SC

 

In Oconee County, come on out to the farm!

You don’t have to wait for market days… you can always arrange FARM GATE PICKUP for our delicious sausages and pork cuts!We don’t have a farm store, but are happy to get your order together and meet you at our farm gate by appointment only (I work a second job and also homeschool my Son so I do need to know ahead of time if you’re coming to the farm, so that we can be available) Just send a PM with what you’re interested in and Connor and I will put together your order depending on available cuts and inventory.

 

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Clemson Area Food Exchange – Online Market

Clemson Farmer’s Market

Find us on Main Street at Patrick Square in Clemson every Thursday from 3-6 PM!

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Delivery to Foster’s Meats – Duncan SC

Find us in the “Farm to Fork” freezer at Fosters Meats in Duncan, SC. Also you can arrange to pick up an order here. Orders must be pre-paid, and we’ll leave the order for you when we go to Fosters approx twice each month. You need to pick it up within 48 hours.

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