Local salt purveyors Aaron and Liz Eckburg have been busy. These two serial entrepreneurs have parlayed their love of pork products and salt and have launched a new line of bacon aptly named, “Bring Home the Bacon” this month at the Gilbert and Fountain Hills Farmers’ Markets, and are working to bring it to local grocery store shelves in the very near future.
“There’s a hole in the market for locally made, artisan bacon and we are filling it,” said Co-Owner of go lb. salt, Aaron Eckburg. “This is heritage bred pork with no hormones or antibiotics. It’s one of the highest quality bacons that will be on the market in the United States today.”
The bacon will launch in four initial flavors offered in thick-cut, convenient, half-pound packages. These bacons for every occasion are: Applewood Maple, Savory Herb, Chocolate and Black Truffle. Applewood Maple, Savory Herb and Chocolate are $11 and Black Truffle is priced at $17.
“As far as we can tell, we have created the world’s only black truffle bacon and we’re excited to share our premium proteins with bacon lovers everywhere,” said Aaron Eckburg.
Bring Home The Bacon is premium, dry cured bacon and it boasts 35-50% less sodium than most brands.
“We’ll soon offer the bacon for sale on our website with earth-friendly, insulated packaging that is entirely biodegradable,” added Eckburg.
Bring Home the Bacon’s whimsical packaging showcases their newly appointed mascot “Pigsley” a friendly cartoon piglet who debunks bacon myths and touts the product as the “best bacon you’ll ever eat.”
Go lb. salt has offered various home curing kits on their website that teaches home cooks how to dry age beef, make their own bacon or corned beef.
“It was a natural progression from our kits to making actual bacon to sell around the state and nation. We’re passionate about pork,” said Eckburg.