Raising Pigs Humanely and Sustainably on Hawai'i Island
Chef Ellard tours Double D Ranch Hawaii with bodyboarding legend Mike Stewart on the Hamakua Coast of Hawai'i Island, aka the Big Island. The ranch uses Korean Natural Pig Farming (KNF) which is a more humane and environmentally cleaner style of piggery. The owners, Darcy and JoAnna Nobriga have built a fairly large KNF style pig facility which raises pigs on mulch instead of on concrete like standard factory pig farms in the U.S. This is game changer for the pigs and for the environment. It also provides people who live on the island pork that is produced locally, instead of shipped from the mainland. The meat is also delicious! Double D Ranch Hawaii meat is available on Hawai'i Island at the Waimea Farmer's Market (Wednesday and Saturday) and the Pahao Town Farmer's Market on Sunday.
Chef Ellard's mission is to bring you authentic local food and travel adventures from around the U.S. and the world. The Culinary Edge TV also highlights the new food consciousness that is emerging about the importance of eating food with quality ingredients. And eating as a way to understand other cultures, connect us back with nature, with ourselves and other human beings.