Kurobuta: The Best of the Midwest
Extraordinary marbling, tenderness and juiciness are what True Story’s Kurobuta Pork is known for. The Kurobuta breed, also known as Berkshire, comes from a heritage line of old-world genetics — so it’s very rare you’ll find this type of pork at your grocery store. With a deep rosy coloring, fine-grained marbling, hint of sweetness and superior texture, it’s no wonder why this pork is the top choice of chefs and restaurants! True Story works with a network of family farms in the Midwest to bring this exceptional pork to you, farms dedicated to raising their hogs humanely with the highest welfare standards. Their pigs are raised outdoors with bedded pens, crate-free, and never receive antibiotics — which is better for the animal, better for the environment, and better for you.
About True Story Foods
True Story Foods is a Fairfield, California-based company committed to providing healthy and sustainable natural and organic food. The company is on a mission to do business in a way that supports farmers, producers, and growers so that it can create a sustainable future for generations to come. All meat comes from animals raised humanely without antibiotics or added hormones. Products are crafted from clean ingredients and without the use of synthetic nitrates or nitrites, artificial ingredients, or preservatives.
About Our Family Farms
Our farming network started as a small coalition of family farmers in the lush foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Now it extends to 150 family farmers in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas, all of whom follow the same ethos of respect for the animals and the land. We’ve remained independent from large agribusinesses and large vertical integration systems and intend to continue operating that way. Pride in our work, and our way of doing things the right way — not necessarily the fast way — is what unites us. By supporting True Story, you’re supporting sustainable farming communities dedicated to raising meat right.
True Story FAQ
Q: Are your sausages fully cooked?
A: All our sausages are fully cooked. Simply heat and enjoy.
Q: How do I store your products?
Fresh pork: Our fresh pork ships to you frozen and should be stored immediately in the refrigerator. Once fresh pork is thawed, it will keep in the refrigerator up to 3-5 days and for up to 6 months in the freezer.
A: Fully cooked items like our sausages or our thick carved chicken are good in the refrigerator for 30 days upon receiving and for up to 6 months in the freezer. Once the package is opened, items should be consumed within 3-5 days.
Q: Are your products Whole30/Keto/Paleo approved?
A: Our Thick Carved Chicken, Kurobuta Pulled Pork, and fresh pork are Whole30 approved, and would also be great options for Keto and Paleo diets.
Q: What are your animals fed?
A: All the animals are 100% vegetarian fed. They are never given animal byproducts, antibiotics, growth stimulants, or hormones. Clean, fresh water is available to them at all times. Our poultry are fed a vegetarian blend of organic corn and soy. Our pigs a diet of all-natural grains and grasses in addition to what they forage outside.
Q: Where are you located? Where does your chicken and pork come from?
A: We’re based in Northern California and work with family farms in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas to source the best tasting and most humanely raised chicken and pork.