I found a gentleman in my village that keeps pigs on the side so to speak. These pigs do not eat grains, but grass, peelings and so on. The bacon was really good! Lovely taste. I bought about half a pig (sounds strange) and paid 8 euros a kilo. He also gave me the pig's feet, kidneys and the fat so that we could render some lard. In our village we still have people that know how to cut the meat themselves. I was even asked whether I would like to have the head!
That said we also bought half a pig from the butcher in our village and I am sure the pig was fed with grains. But still, the taste was good and the meat was nice and fatty. It cost us less than four euros a kilo (The Netherlands are very expensive.)
Grass-fed beef can be found here for Dutch people that live or work up north.
That's great Mariama! Here's what I found so far, regarding good quality meat/products from the Netherlands:
(for grassfed meat)
(also pretty good meat, maybe worth mentioning is that the Jersey Rosé meat that they sell there comes from calves that have not been vaccinated)
You can also get very good quality ghee from there (see 'Jersey producten'). The ghee from the organic store where I work at has a really strong smell and a taste that I just couldn't stand. But this ghee is lovely.
I also buy fat from the calf there (kalfsvet). Right now I ordered fats around the kidneys (which I've read is nutritious), so that I can render it myself and have some cracklings again. You can also get pretty much any organ there if you ask for it.
- It's also possible to order a whole/half of a pig here (like you did): http://www.frankenfrij.nl/
It'd be best to make sure that you don't want your adopted pig to be fed any grains.
- As far as I understand, organic lamb meat is always grassfed, but best to always ask.
Basically, you can usually get what you want by asking any organic/grassfed farm for options. Fwiw.