I made a conscious decision to NOT eat at Chipotle a few years back because of their one sided views raising animals. They do make a tasty burrito but as a farmer I can not stomach supporting a company that is Anti traditional farming and spreads lies and negativity toward people I have such respect. It is not that I do not support farmers who raise pork for them, it is the hatred their company shows toward farmers who do not raise pork as they dictate and the way in which they spread “their story” of farming. If you follow my writings you also know that I embrace food choices. I do not push my views on others, while I do express my views with the hopes of sharing the true American Farm story, I do my best to represent the truth in all I share.
I have way too many friends who raise pigs to not share accurate information about how bacon, ham, Carnitas or however you refer to your pork is raised.
My friend Wanda whom I know through CommonGround and is a pig farmer in Minnesota wrote this wonderful article sharing the truth about why Chipotle is not serving pork in 1,700 of their locations. Just for the record the closet Chipotle to me in Lancaster, Ohio is NOT serving Carnitas.
Check out this video of an Ohio Pig Farmer who shares how and why their pigs are inside and shows how the pigs are housed. I love how he shares about how they care for the pigs and share about their “food Court” and “lounging” areas. This is a real life pig farmer raising the pork we buy in the grocery store.
I have been to several large hog farms and have been fortunate to see each stage of care from the nursery where baby pigs are born all the way to seeing them loaded on to trailers to be harvested. I have complete confidence in the farmers who are raising the pork we buy in the grocery store. If you would like to learn more about how your Bacon, Ham and Pork Chops are raised check out this YouTube Channel!
What are your concerns or questions? I would love to hear them!
Chipotle is in the business of making burritos not raising pigs, let’s make sure we source our information from the men and woman who are actually in the pig pens every day not the ones tossing the slop around!