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Better Marbling, Better Flavor

Pederson’s Natural Farms collaborates with family farmers across the United States to raise Duroc-cross pigs—a heritage breed known for exceptional marbling, juiciness, flavor, and tenderness.

Their smoked products use all-natural wood chips for extra flavor, and seasonings are absorbed over time, not injected all at once. With a simple, clean ingredient list, Pederson lets the rich taste of their meat take center stage.

Smoked Ham

Humanely and Naturally Raised

All Pederson's animals are raised with care, without growth hormones or antibiotics, and are fed a nutritious vegetarian diet.

Pederson’s simple but strict standards extend to their products, ensuring they are free of preservatives, artificial ingredients, nitrates, and MSG. The hogs are humanely raised, crate-free, and develop at their natural rate using environmentally safe practices.

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Pork Chop Butcher Guide

Pork chops are a cut of meat from the loin of a pig. They are one of the most popular cuts of pork in the United States. The average pork chop has about 192 calories, 25 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat. It’s also a good source of Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Thiamin. They can be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F.

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Pork Tenderloin Butcher Guide

Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of meat from the back of the pig. It's a long, cylindrical muscle that lies alongside the backbone. It's usually cut into steaks or medallions. It can be roasted whole, or cut into pieces and used in stews and casseroles.

Pork Cooking Guides

Pork Cut Stove/Oven Temp Avg Time Finish Temp
Pork Chop Medium Heat (sear) 7-9 mins 145°F
Pork Sausage Medium Heat (sear) 9-11 mins 145°F
Pork Loin 350°F (oven) 1 - 1.5 hrs 145°F
Pork Roast 250°F (oven) 4 - 8 hrs 190°F

Note: The above guidelines are only guardrails. Average time depends on size/amount of meat. Stoves and pans vary in performance as well; so to achieve perfectly cooked pork check temperature regularly within above time frames.

Pork FAQ

What spices go best with pork?

Salt, pepper, cumin, garlic, paprika, and chili powder are good compliments to basic pork chop cooking - either on the grill or in a pan. Depending on the dish you're planning on making, pork can also benefit from a little sage, rosemary, cayenne, thyme, or coriander.

How long do you cook pork meat?

This really depends on the size of cut, the cut itself, and the cooking method. A better general reference is to use a meat thermometer and cook until internal temperature reaches 145 °F.

What temperature should pork be cooked at?

USDA recommends cooking pork to 145 °F.

Pork Recipes
Pulled Pork

Delicious roasted pulled pork is perfect for BBQ sandwiches or crispy carnitas. Use the "set it and forget it" method by slow-cooking it during the day to enjoy juicy, tender pork that falls off the bone by dinner time.

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Crispy Pork Carnitas

Slow-cooked and braised in orange juice (the secret ingredient), this pork becomes pull-apart tender and infused with authentic Mexican seasonings. After broiling, it has plenty of crispy bits. Bonus: it freezes well too!

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Homemade Bacon

Elevate your breakfast game by crafting your own thick-cut bacon at home. Learn the art of curing and smoking pork belly to achieve that perfect, savory slice every time!

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Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs

Savor these irresistible bacon-wrapped meatballs as appetizers or on sliders — they're so good, you won't be able to stop at just one!

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