The brains behind the popular blog foodandswine.com, Cristen and her family also run their Iowa-based farm where they raise a variety of pigs for both commercial consumption and hobby show pigs. As a sixth generation farmer, Cristen and her sister Tanna, work with their father throughout harvest each year, running the tractors and grain cart.
Cristen and her family raise a variety of pigs, from farrowing houses with pigs meant for commercial consumption to a growing group of hobby show pigs. She spent her time that day with the show pigs, cleaning pens and feeding the animals that she adores. She proudly showed off a beautiful red pig named Cherry that she purchased with the winnings from one of the cooking contests and explained how that pig has been instrumental in growing their show pig business.