Unlike American bacon, which comes from the belly, Canadian bacon is cut from the loin, meaning the animal’s back. Canadian bacon is packaged as thick, round slices, which are not cured or smoked. The flavor is similar to ham, and the texture is leaner than American bacon. Canadian bacon is traditionally used in eggs benedict or a full English breakfast, but is the perfect accompaniment to any breakfast dish!
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.