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Celebrate International Bacon Day with Tempting Recipes and a Delicious Deal

Calling all bacon lovers! We’re marking #InternationalBaconDay with a gotta-get-it now deal. On Saturday, September 2 only, buy one, get one free for either of these two favorites: Nature’s Rancher Bacon (12 oz) or Applegate Organic Sunday Bacon (8 oz).* 
 

Recipe: BLT Pasta Salad

Better Bacon

So, what makes the bacon we sell better? We’ll tell you!
  • No antibiotics, ever. We offer bacon from farmers and ranchers who go the extra mile to raise their animals without depending on antibiotics for any use. 
  • No added growth hormones. While federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork, our standards don’t allow them in any meat production. 
  • No artificial preservatives. All of the bacon we sell is made without synthetic nitrates or nitrites. 
  • No animal byproducts. Our standards prohibit animal byproducts in the animal’s feed. 
  • No gestation or farrowing crates. No crates, cages or tethers are permitted during the animal’s daily life. This includes but is not limited to gestation crates and farrowing stalls for sows. 
 
 

Get Cooking!

Bacon adds salty-sweet, smoky flavor and crunch to everything from sandwiches to salads to baked goods and beyond. Here are eight of our favorite recipes that put bacon in the spotlight. 
And remember to save leftover bacon! Crumbled bacon adds a boost of flavor and crunch as a garnish on soups, salads, Mexican-style grilled corn, pizza, savory oatmeal, grain bowls, mac and cheese, cornbread, green beans and more. 
 
*Valid 9/2/17. While supplies last. Not valid at Whole Foods Market 365™ stores. U.S. only. No rain checks.