Here at The Baconer, we got our start in the San Francisco Bay Area farmers markets back in 2016. Situated in the epicenter of farm to table cuisine, our goal is to create new ways to enjoy and cook with America's favorite food (ahem, bacon!) for a new generation of home cooks, chefs and photo-snapping foodies. We do this through responsible sourcing, chef-driven flavors and innovative cuts. We are revitalizing a stale category with something genuinely new. Our mission is to inspire our customers to cook amazing and delicious meals because everybody loves discovering that special ingredient you can't wait to get home and cook, especially when it's made of bacon!
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We source our pork through Carlton Farms, a family-owned producer of all-natural, fresh pork and smoked pork products. For 65 years, they’ve been partnering with a community of Pacific Northwest family farmers who raise their pigs humanely on small sustainable family farms located in Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Western Canada. Our relationship with Carlton Farms and their extended family of local farmers ensures we can deliver the best bacon experience for our customers.
Naturally raised, humanely treated. No hormones. No subtherapeutic antibiotics. With a priority on the health and safety of the pigs, Carlton Farms and this incredible community of small farmers raise the pigs according to time-honored methods—naturally and humanely. This means pigs are raised without added hormones, growth accelerants or antibiotics; they are free to roam without farrowing crates—and are 100 percent vegetarian-fed.
Carlton Farms partners only with growers who raise hogs naturally and treat them humanely. Animals are fed a strictly grain-based vegetarian diet, and a number of their growers are certified organic animal-raising operations. As part of Carlton Farm’s certification requirements, the family of farmers do not use hormones or subtherapeutic antibiotics, in fact, Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in pork. The quality standards mandate that every hog Carlton Farms process is antibiotic-free when it arrives from partner growers’ farms, and the hogs are constantly tested and inspected to ensure that strict standards are followed.
Carlton Farms was one of the first producers to help set common sense processing standards for the meat industry. In 1986 they became one of the first USDA Total Quality Control meat processing plants in the United States—and they continue to work to exceed USDA standards for a clean, efficient, and humane facility.