Snake River Farms’ Kurobuta Pork
by Rick Stidham
Available in March, the Bristol Farms’ Meat Department is proudly offering Snake River Farms Kurobuta fully cooked pork sausages. Look for flavors like Portabella/Gouda, Kurizo, Sweet Italian, Bratwurst, and Hickory Kurobuta Bacon. Snake River Farms is one of the only brands offering 100% purebred Berkshire breed pork, ensuring a consistently exquisite eating experience. Often referred to as Kurobuta, Berkshire Pork has been celebrated in Japan and around the world for many reasons, but especially for its marbling and flavor, which are its most distinctive characteristics. Its origins date back almost 300 years, when legend has the Berkshire hog being discovered by Oliver Cromwell’s army in winter quarters at Reading, the county seat in the shire of Berks in England. Fancied for its tremendous eating quality, the Berkshire breed was refined in the early 1800’s and has remained pure ever since. Pure Berkshire pedigrees form the base of the Snake River Farms brand and they have created a strong international demand for the superior taste, texture, and marbling of Kurobuta Pork. Snake River Farms’ American Kurobuta Pork is raised with great care on small family farms in the Midwest. Taste tests comparing American Kurobuta Pork (Berkshire) to other common pork varieties consistently show that consumers prefer Kurobuta. Stop into Bristol Farms today to discover for yourself what makes the Kurobuta Pork so delicious.