Mass. hospital contributes food scraps to local pig farm

North Adams Regional Hospital donates 55-gallon drums of food waste to pig farms twice a week.

Dec. 18—The trend in Berkshire County may be "farm to table" but one farming partnership is reversing the order — from table to farm.

Or more accurately "almost table" to some very hungry pigs. Big pigs.

Jennifer LaValley and her brother, Peter, are continuing a farming tradition begun by their grandfather on land along the Green River, raising Hereford cattle and Yorkshire and Duroc heritage breed pigs.

"We have a novel approach ... like our cows, there are things pigs are meant to be fed," LaValley said during a visit to Big Pig Farm. "A lot of commercial farms use corn GMO grains and we don't want to do that for financial and health reasons for them.