Yesterday, Friday November 16, Keres Spices’ founder, Chef Brian Dorman, embarked upon a journey two and a half hours north of Austin to visit with Steve and Kristine Orth, owners of Eden Creek Farm. Tucked away on thirty three acres just south of Blooming Grove, TX, Eden Creek is becoming the organic and bio dynamic farm of choice for all of the top chefs in and around Dallas, TX.
Certified Master Farmer, Steve Orth, started Eden Creek Farm about eight years ago and his wife, Kistrine Orth, brings tremendous value to their operation as an animal husbandry specialist. Chefs around north Texas are taking note as Eden Creek is able to provide the highest quality in herb, vegetable, and pork products.
What is Biodynamic Agriculture?
According to OrganicConsumers.org, ‘biodynamics is a science of life-forces, a recognition of the basic principles at work in nature, and an approach to agriculture which takes these principles into account to bring about balance and healing. In a very real way, then, biodynamics is an ongoing path of knowledge rather than an assemblage of methods and techniques.
The Red Wattle Hog
Along with raising horses, painted desert sheep, goats, ducks and chickens, the Orths also raise endangered red wattle hogs. The odd thing about these endangered hogs is that in order to get them off the endangered list, they must be raised for human consumption. With only around three hundred red wattle hogs still in existence, eight of them can be found right here at Eden Creek Farm. Top chefs in the DFW metroplex however, tout this hog as one of the tastiest porks they have ever had the pleasure to cook and serve on their menu.