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  • Stockpile Bacon?

    Guess the primal demand for bacon is affecting the prices! I know I have personally bought more bacon in the last 6 months than I probably have in the past 6 years!

    Is It Time to Start Stockpiling Bacon? | Moneyland | TIME.com

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    I'm buying pork belly futures!
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    • #3
      bacon from the local farms in my area charge $8+ per pound. It's a very rare treat!
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      • #4
        I buy uncured thick bacon from my local WFM for $8lb. The price is not such a big deal because I only eat 1-2 slices per day for breakfast, so it does last more than a week. Now, if I was the type of person who eats lots of bacon or have a family, then that will be too much to pay for bacon.

        Even regular cured bacon around here will run you anywhere from $4-$6lb.......

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        • #5
          I eat conventional bacon (don't you wag your finger at me!) and when I was in the grocery store yesterday, they had good quality (I know - relative) bacon on for $1.49 a pound so I bought 5 lbs and put them in my freezer!
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          • #6
            The cheap store brand full of nitrates is $8 a pound here. WF uncured is $12 a pound.
            However, salted, thick sliced pork belly at the co-op down the street is only $6 a pound and it's locally raised.(which is rare for pork products here)
            We don't eat a ton of bacon, but I should stockpile some in the freezer should I find a good price. Problem is most bacon gives me a migraine. Even uncured, nitrate free. Only one type carried only at WF doesn't give me a wicked headache.

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            • #7
              I wouldn't stock pile, I'd make it.

              I've been getting pork bellies (full belly, berkshire pig) for $1.49 - $3 a pound. Salt and curing salt is cheap, maybe $0.50 per 5# belly half? You get to flavor as you want, and it's counter stable. It's sub 20 minutes of work spread over 1 - 1.5 weeks.
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              • #8
                A friend of mine whose family is in the pig business (go NC!) explained this to me last summer before the law went into effect and I don't really remember, but there was a legal change last summer that advantaged large producers and made it more difficult for small producers and this caused the price to go up.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by loafingcactus View Post
                  A friend of mine whose family is in the pig business (go NC!) explained this to me last summer before the law went into effect and I don't really remember, but there was a legal change last summer that advantaged large producers and made it more difficult for small producers and this caused the price to go up.
                  Most changes to food laws and regulations favor large producers these days. I'm fairly lucky that the local dairy farm near me is certified as a historic landmark of sorts, preserving traditional farming techniques. They also have awesome bacon for $7 a pound.
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                  • #10
                    I get it for $6.50 per pound from my local pasture-raised supplier. I guess that doesn't mean there won't be an increase soon but so far, here in West Michigan things are stable. But, if it were to happen that good bacon spiked, I'd look into getting pork belly and making my own.

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