Climate Friendly Food Production at Csarda Haz

Csarda Haz Farms food production methods are climate friendly. A unique form of ecological agroforestry is practiced at Csarda Haz Farms which facilitates this process. Our large, old growth English walnut trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere thus helping to mitigate climate change. Plus our cover cropping (also known as ‘Green Manure’) with legume and grass mixtures increases our soils organic matter, microorganisms, and moisture holding capacity – all of which increases the ability of our soil to hold or sequester carbon.

Old Growth English Walnuts at Csarda Haz Farms

Old Growth English Walnuts at Csarda Haz Farms

Also our ecological agroforestry practices provide shade for our Mangalica pigs as well as promoting habitats for animals and beneficial insects, including as crop pollinating bees. Our Mangalica pigs are rotated through a series of cover cropped pastures under our old growth walnut orchard. Hogs roam freely and enjoy eating the various cover crops, including clovers, grasses, alfalfa and peas. Our pigs are indeed very happy pigs. Watch for yourself videos of our pastured-raised pigs.

Brief set of three videos showing our pastured raised Wooly or Mangalica pigs at Csarda Haz Farm grazing on walnuts after harvest. Our pigs really enjoy foraging for walnuts. Lots of delicious protein in the walnuts. In the last video you can hear the pigs cracking the walnuts as they eat them.

About Csarda Haz

Heritage agriculture and preservation of traditional methods is at the heart of Csarda Haz. Csarda Haz is a small family farm raising walnuts and Mangalica or Wooly pigs, a rare, heritage breed. Our pigs are raised using solely natural organic practices. Our Mangalica or Wooly pigs are NEVER given any antibiotics or growth hormones. The Mangalica breed stand apart fundamentally from other swine breeds due to the health benefits they can possess when raised correctly. When pastured and fed a correct amount of mono-unsaturated grain the Mangalica meat and fat has extremely high levels of bio omega 3s, as well as high levels of oleic acid.
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