Who We Are
We are Stuart, Louisa, Harmonie and Phoenix, an English family living in the heart of Gascony, southwest France.
We moved to France in the autumn of 2007 on a quest to live a more sustainable and rural lifestyle. After much searching we finally found our dream home, a farm situated in the rolling countryside of the Gers, with panoramic views of the Pyrenees to the south. The farm came with considerably more land than we had originally planned and thus our initial dream as self-sufficient small-holders gave way to our adventure as accidental farmers.
Our careers as an IT professional (Stuart) and podiatrist (Louisa) aren't generally renowned as fertile training ground for potential pig farmers! However, we brought with us our hard-work ethic and a belief that every challenge is an oppotunity to learn. With the help and knowledge of local farmers and new found friends we have learned a huge amount about farming, the land and ourselves and we continue to learn - for us, every day is a school day.
So here we are, a few years later, after many adventures and hard-earned experience raising our wonderful Gascon Black Pigs. It hasn't been easy and there are always new challenges to meet and learn from but we believe that our organic methods and the lifestyle that we give our pigs means they provide us with fantastic tasting pork and charcuterie.