By IVY ASHE Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Atto Assi’s piggery in Mountain View is home to more than two dozen sows and one boar.
This is a standard size for a small commercial operation in Hawaii. And if all goes well in the coming months, the model Assi uses for his farm — Korean natural farming — is about to become the standard for the Big Island’s next big meat market: local pork.
Assi is a charter member of the Hawaii Island Swine Producers Cooperative, which formed last year as a steering committee and now is beginning to step up its efforts.