This week I took an hour drive Northeast from our house in the Pyrénéan foothills to the beautiful Gers region of Southwest France. The Gers is a beautiful, lush and vibrant farming area with stunning scenery, rolling hills and picturesque views of the Pyrénées. The farming is diverse and it’s where, among other things, Gascon Black Pigs are raised.
The farm Enjouanisson is home to Louisa and Stuart Hallewell who moved to France from the UK in 2007 to live a more rural and sustainable lifestyle. They became accidental farmers when they bought and developed a “small” 120 acre farm which has beautiful views of the Pyrénées mountains on one side and rolling countryside on the other. It’s here, along with their children, Harmonie and Phoenix that they rear Gascon Black Pigs as part of their sustainable lifestyle.