At Simas Farms we raise pork the old fashion way. They enjoy an open-air environment with 10 acres to roam around on; some pasture, some open lot. They have shelter to get out of the rain and cold, or sun in the summer. In the heat of summer, we employ a mister system, as well as mud wallows to keep them cool. Piglets are allowed to stay with their mom for at least 5 weeks compared to 3 in a typical system. They eat a commercially prepared ration with added luxuries in the summer and fall of culled peaches, melons, and winter squash.