Bacon ends are the smaller pieces of bacon that are leftover from cutting the strips. They are uncured and smoked. Bacon ends can be used in any recipe that calls for chopped bacon. Cook them in a pan until brown and crispy and sprinkle over a salad or soup! Be sure to save the fat to add that bacon flavor to other cooking projects.
Our pigs are raised on pasture all summer, without hormones or antibiotics. We buy in a small herd of piglets each May that is made up of a mix of heritage breeds, including Tamworth and Old Spot. We feed our pigs non-GMO grain, but being raised outside means they also forage for tubers, roots, berries, grubs, and more. From May to November, we rotate the pigs into new paddocks, allowing them to explore and express their natural rooting behaviors, while also fertilizing those areas with manure.