Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

The Best Christmas Ham; Organic Farmers Raise Healthy Pigs

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

The Best Christmas Ham; Organic Farmers Raise Healthy Pigs

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Byline: Julia Bartrim julia.bartrim@gladstoneobserver.com.au

A HAPPY pig is a tasty pig.

That's according to Lisa Wippell who raises pastured pigs with her husband Peter on their 5000 acre property between Biloela and Monto.

The Wippells, who sell their produce online have put 125 Christmas hams up for sale.

"Once they're gone, they're gone," Mrs Wippell said.

She says their Christmas hams are a healthier alternative to the average supermarket ham.

"Our products are nitrate, gluten, sugar, preservative and dairy free," she said.

"Our range of ham and bacons just (contain) salt water. You can safely eat it without any impacts. It's good to have a product that's not going to harm you."

Mrs Wippell said the fact their pigs were raised outdoors affected the flavour of the meat.

"The pigs being outside have a totally different flavour," she said.

"We've had a lot of people say 'you know I don't really like pork, but we'll try (your product)' and they'll come back to the next markets and say 'oh my gosh that was awesome I've never tasted pork like it'. …

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