The product you will receive will be from either El Paso Ranch, Nakano Farm, or Curly Flats Ranch. All belly slices are the same weight and of the same high quality. All pigs were pasture-raised in Hokkaido all year long, and Horizon Farms is proud to be able to offer this product after talking directly with the farms. Please note that it's not possible to choose the farm. Please refer to the bottom of this page for more information about the farms.
1kg (2.2lbs) of free-range pork bones, aka tonkotsu, from Hokkaido. Rich in collagen, and full of deep delicious pork flavor. Use these to create a large variety of super easy and delicious soups and bone broths. Serve the soup as is, or use it to create dishes like pork bone ramen or pork miso soup.
100% real free-range and naturally raised pork from Hokkaido, Japan, probably the only place in Japan that has space for free-roaming animals. And when we say free range we mean the real deal free-range. Spring, summer, autumn and winter - 24 hours, all year free-roaming. The images below are actual photos of the farms.
Free-range pork, in this case, pastured pork tastes different because it is different! The pigs are able to exercise freely and build natural muscles without the aid of growth promoters. They get to wander and forage with the herd and interact and do not suffer the same stress as intensively farmed pigs. Give it a try and taste the difference! Raising pigs free-range on open pastures is an extremely cost-intensive operation that makes free-range pork more expensive compared to conventional pork products.
|Package Size||33 x 20 x 9 cm (13" x 7.9" x 3.5")
Actual size may vary slightly.
Shipping & Handling
|Shipping||Shipping and delivery is frozen|
|Handling||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)|
|Defrosting Time||In the fridge: approx. 24h
In ice-water: approx. 3h
|Cooking Method||Stew, pressure cooker, slow cooker, soup, bone broth|
|Expiration||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 5 days.
|Also known as||Pork bone, backbone, pork bone soup, tonkotsu, soup stock|
|Country of Origin||Hokkaido, Japan|
|Packaging||Due to the nature of bone products, this is not vacuum packed
✔ Raised free-range all-year-round in the beautiful and clean nature of Hokkaido. They grow up healthy and happy, basking in the sun and running around freely.
✔ No growth hormones, no subtherapeutic use of antibiotics - ever!
✔ Fed a large variety of clean, carefully selected, high-quality feed.
✔ No gestation crates for sows. No teeth clipping or tail docking of piglets.
✔ No factory farming! Humanely raised and treated with respect. The pigs live a much longer and happier life than other general farms.
✔ 100% traceability from farm to fork.
|Region||Tokachi / Hidaka, Hokkaido, Japan|
|Breeding||All year 100% free-range pasture-raised|
|Farm / Ranch||El Paso Ranch (Tokachi, Hokkaido)
Nakano Farm (Tokachi, Hokkaido)
Curly Flats Ranch (Hidaka, Hokkaido)
|Feeding||A large variety of grains, protein sources, and vegetables such as wheat, corn, soybeans, potatoes, acorns, grass roots, walnuts, bamboo grass, and yams.|
|Traceability||100% fully traceable from farm to fork|
|Subtherapeutic Antibiotics Use||Never|
|Livestock by-product use in feed||Never|
Translated from Japanese: Purchased to make bone broth.
I also purchased chicken bones and beef tail at the same time.
I have made many different kinds of bone broth and will repurchase the one I like best again. I’m very happy with the quality of all of them. I was a little hesitant before buying them because of the price, but I'm glad I did!