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    UK members: where do you get your bacon?

    Thinking I was doing the right thing, I bought the only organic bacon I could find: cured, smokeless bacon by Dutchy in Waitrose. Of course I forgot that all things cured contain Nitrites with Dutchy bacon being no exception.... so Where should I go instead?

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    Hi , I did try curing my own but its a bit of a pain. Ive had to settle for Dry cured strreaky from Lidl. Its got some nitrites though as well as sea salt and brown sugar for the cure which is what I was using to do my own.If you sort through you can find some very fatty streaky which is very nice. There are plenty of recipes out there to make your own. I think mine was from River cottage.

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    Sainsbury - streaky, which is from a farmer that happens to be local to me. Or, farm shop. Yorkshire does pigs - pigs make bacon.

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    Sainsburys is really good for organic food. I also get the normal organic bacon from Waitrose if I don't have enough from the farmers markets.

    Farmers markets are your best bet though. Do a search of your local area.

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    I just buy normal shop bacon, can't afford anything better right now, so don't eat a massive amount. But give me a couple of years and I'll be raising my own bacon, so you can buy a share of a pig

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    From an online place called Stilton Butchers. They do it in bulk (5lb), dry cure bacon for 12.95. There is postage but I order other meat from there as well (ie, steak, chicken breasts). They do bulk buys for some stuff.

    Their minted lamb steaks are lovely, and only 9 for 10!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Undead_Pixie View Post
    From an online place called Stilton Butchers.
    Is their meat organic/grass fed/whatever?
    Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
    Is their meat organic/grass fed/whatever?
    Sorry for the delay in replying!

    I bought some steak from them that was labelled grass fed so I suppose some of their stuff is. I assume that because they will be mainly sourcing from the UK they will be grass fed grain finished. Maybe I should check!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Undead_Pixie View Post
    I assume that because they will be mainly sourcing from the UK they will be grass fed grain finished. Maybe I should check!!
    I now understand that UK animals are grass fed unless there's a problem with drought, deep snow or some other reason they would have to feed the animals expensive fodder.
    Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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    I just normally buy bacon from Tesco, but i have ordered some nitrate free stuff from Laverstoke Park as a treat, it's due to be delivered Friday!!

    Buy Organic Meat Online, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken - Organic Meat & Food - Laverstoke Park Farm | Laverstoke Park Farm

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