Name
BuitengewoneVarkens
country
Netherlands
Goal
Extraordinary Pigs root, scavenge and laze in fields, forests and meadows. A pampered life as the pigs deserve! Owners Stan Gloudemans and Josse Haarhuis have about 20 locations spread throughout the Netherlands, always visible to everyone, with dedicated carers. They feed the pigs, living in small family groups, responsibly grown food. The pigs also root up some of their feed themselves. The combination of feed, fresh air and plenty of exercise ensures a sublime meat taste. Transport of the pigs and logistics of the meat are all done by the extraordinary farmers and caretakers themselves. Based on customer requests, delicious meat packages have been carefully put together that use the whole pig.
Main Topic
Sustainable food: from "farm to fork": a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system
All Topics
Responsible and circular economy: mobilizing industry for a clean and circular economy
Sustainable food: from "farm to fork": a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system
Biodiversity: preserving and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity
Scale
  • Neighbourhood or local community
  • National
Actors
  • For-profit company
Maturity
5
Actions
Offering funding (i.e. subsidies, grants and/or other means of financing)
Aims
  • Socio-ecological aims: changing ecological practices, such as rewilding, regenerative or nature-based solutions
Category
Doing
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CONTACT

For further details please contact co-leads Dr Chris Foulds (chris.foulds@aru.ac.uk) and Dr Rosie Robison (rosie.robison@aru.ac.uk).

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101036640. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the SHARED GREEN DEAL HAS project and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.