Over the years, we have also started a few ventures of our own, but the latest one has absolutely taken off. It has been an exciting experience, with lots of learning, to say the least. In the spring of 2020, shortly after having our own pigs butchered, we started working to create the optimal recipe to dry cure and process our own bacon. After a lot of trial and error, and some fine-tuning, we had finally accomplished the ideal, original recipe. After more experimenting, the maple had also been perfected. We began sharing with friends and family and the feedback we got was incredible. Everyone just kept coming back for more.
That’s when we realized that we had something special, something that would not only keep us busy during the pandemic, but something that we actually enjoyed and loved to do.
In December of 2020, we started selling some of the bacon, and our little venture turned into a small hobby.
In January of 2021, our first batch of bacon hit Facebook and sold out in less than a week. We were in shock! We were starting a business and didn’t even know it. Welcome to being an entrepreneur!
We quickly found out that we had a lot to learn. From nutrition labels, to packaging, to getting government inspected, our lives got real busy, real fast, and we were loving it!
Little by little, we got it done, all the way up to building the bacon barn, --our new production building. Over the next few months, our small hobby turned into a wonderful business, spreading all across Alberta. Right now, we have six flavours of bacon including original, maple, maple bourbon, honey garlic, jalapeno, and apple pie, and we are expanding. We are also proud to say that the pork, spices, and all the ingredients are locally sourced, as we love supporting local businesses just like our own.
Now, our business has turned into what we call, “an uncontrollable wildfire that fuels itself”. It has been an amazing journey so far that we are excited to watch grow.
Thank you to everyone who has taste tested and spread the word about our bacon. We are truly grateful to each and every one of you that have supported and contributed to our success.