Free range pork, the Koallah Farm way

Growing pigs is a relatively new thing for the Castle family at Koallah Farm. In fact it was only last year, after our on-farm abattoir received its pork licence that we introduced pigs to our property for the first time.

Until that point we had relied on other reputable free range growers for our online pork sales and for our Simply Free Range butcher shops in Mt Waverley and Rosanna.

Koallah Farm Pork

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Why do we love the taste of smoke?

Sugars provide energy, meat amino acids, spices a variety of antioxidants, but smoke has no nutritional value at all.  So why have humans evolved to love its taste in food?

Many have prophesied our love of smoke comes from a primal yearning. The theory goes that we gravitate towards smoke and fire because smoking was a way of curing food to stop it going off. Is it ingrained in us that smoked food is good food? Continue reading