Swanson Family Farm—Fourth-generation producer Roy Swanson comes from a lineage of Prince George County cash crop and livestock farmers. With the help of his wife and one of their two sons, they raise some amazing pigs. Not only do the animals have an outside bedding area, but also there is a little “village” of houses for them to retreat to in bad weather.
Swanson grows a large percentage of the hogs’ rations himself and is closely control what they eat, generally a blend of oats, barley, corn and alfalfa. In the months ahead, he intends to raise root crops and other forage crops, which should offer a wide range of flavors.