We’ve sought out great culinary delights from across the great Mitten State from fish to jam to chocolate. Finally, we’ve found a fantastic bacon to add to the Made in Michigan roster.
Ferry Farms is a fourth generation farm in Litchfield, Michigan. Unlike most bacon makers that start by buying commodity pork, the Ferry family sources their Berkshire heritage breed pigs from a neighbor's farm, where they're raised without any hormones or antibiotics. To make the bacon, after a wet cure in a mix of salt and spices, the pork bellies are smoked over hickory wood.
The result is a little sweet and a little smoky, but not too much of either. It’s the perfect use-for-anything bacon.