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Side pork, fresh, 1lb

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Side pork, fresh, 1lb

Shipped from Minnesota to anywhere in the Midwest, get the taste of the all natural pork by frying up some of this meat!  Side pork is the same cut of pork as bacon, except that side pork is not smoked or cured (so no added nitrites or nitrates). It doesn’t taste at all like bacon, instead it actually tastes a lot more like a thin pork chop, except fattier, so the flavor is cooked right in!  We eat this for breakfast, along side fried or scrambled eggs. Yum!  Comes in 1lb packages, frozen.

Fresh from our outdoor raised all Berkshire hogs, corn/soy/GMO free.


32 in stock

FAQ about side pork:

Is side pork the same as “Pork Belly”?

Pork belly is the name given to the cut of meat along the pig’s belly.  It can get cut up various ways and that brings up other names.  “Bacon” is sliced pork belly, cured and smoked, usually. There is also uncured bacon, which tastes a little different, but generally people use the term bacon to described smoked, sliced, pork belly.  You can also sometimes buy pork belly in chunks, to prepare it the way you want. Whole pork bellies may be around 8-16 lbs, but usually folks want them smaller to be able to fit on a smaller sized smoker.  “Side pork” is sliced side pork that’s NOT smoked or cured.  It’s just plain, delicious pork, sliced and ready to fry up.

How do I cook my side pork?

I put mine in a pan and fry it up, just as you would bacon. I like a cast iron pan, but stainless steel also works. A non-stick pan tends to add other flavors, so I avoid that.  Side pork also spatters…I love my spatter screen that helps keep the stove a little cleaner.  You will end up with a bunch of hot grease in the pan after you’re done.  Dump it into a jar and use it the next time you make eggs or stove top popcorn or anything that takes oil. Yum!

What does side pork taste like?

Although side pork comes from the same part of the pig as bacon, it doesn’t taste at all the same.  Instead it actually tastes a lot more like a thin pork chop, except fattier, so the flavor is cooked right in!  Our hogs are proudly pure Berkshire, so that means the flavor is top notch and the fat melts like butter in your mouth when you eat it!

How to get your meat 

Shipped to you:

We ship pork to the Midwestern states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota).   Shipping is free for orders over $125.  There is a $24.99 charge for shipping orders less than $125.

We can ship to the rest of the US (other than Alaska and Hawaii) but there is a $34.99 shipping charge for every order (no free shipping option - sorry!).

Wondering if we can ship to you or how long it will take?  Message me at 507-276-0083 and I'll check into it for you.

Sorry, we are not able to ship eggs, 1/2 and 1/4 hog bundles or custom processed hogs.

Local Pickup:

You can pick up meat at our local store location in Gibbon or on our farm, most weekdays and Saturday mornings.  There is a 25% discount for local pickup.

Both options are available via the Checkout process on this website and charges/discounts are shown there.

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