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Jan 22, 2014 10:41 AM


had prairie pride bacon for the first time. it is excellent. the quantity of bacon grease created was extraordinary. I do not know if that is always a good sign but in this case it was part of a very good thing.

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  1. I've been getting Prairie Pride bacon for the past few years. I rarely get any other kind, maybe once in a while when it is on sale. The usual store brands don't compare at all. PP has a nice smoky flavor and has a good fat content so you can either keep it chewy or crisp it up.

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    1. re: eajohnso2000

      I like to question just what it is that makes PP bacon so good. is it the Berkshire pork? the no-curing?

      1. re: zfwp

        It is from Berkshire pigs, raised lovingly and sustainably on a family farm in Mankato. ;-) We first started buying it at the St. Paul Farmers Market a few years ago when we heard they had won the State Fair Blue Ribbon.

    2. Where does one find Prairie Pride?

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      1. re: GutGrease

        I get it at the St. Paul Farmer's Market. Grass Roots Gourmet in the Midtown Global Market carries their products, as do various co-ops, I believe.

        1. re: eajohnso2000

          MGM - perfect. I need to get more pita bread from the Holy Land as well

      2. Overall, their products are very good. None of it is cheap, but I think they are worth the price. I've bought almost everything they sell, and haven't regretted any purchase. Well, buying a whole ham is a financially daunting transaction, but if you're going to splurge, this is where I'd splurge.