A few miles from our shop, in the shadows of Oxburgh Hall, you will find Scotts Field’s herd of rare breed Large Black free-range pigs. Born and reared outside, the pigs are grown slowly and are free to roam in spacious paddocks to encourage their natural behaviour. Although rare today, the breed is indigenous to East Anglia and the meat produced is renowned for being flavoursome with a succulent texture. Owner, Robert Simonds has a background in commercial pig breeding. These days however, he concentrates his efforts on continuing the tradition started by his great grandfather in the 1920's. Dr Andrew Kay first kept a herd of pedigree large blacks in his orchard at The Manor House, Blakeney, North Norfolk.