Dry cured smoked back and streaky bacon. Delicious on its own or as ingredient in recipes.
We’re fussy about our meat here at Eastbrook, but we’re also very, very popular with you bacon eaters, and this year’s extraordinary events have punctured our organic supply lines in places. We’ve effectively scoured Scandinavia (where their animal welfare can be exceptionally good, alongside often disappointingly intensive) for some decent organic pigs. We’ve found a good place in Denmark, so we’re buying some organic loins and bellies from just one farmer to make into smoked back and streaky bacon, cured in the same way in the UK as the stuff you already love. Bear with us as we re-build our UK supply lines, please.
Thank you, Helen
Our Danish supplier is St. Hestbjerg in Jutland – an old family farm with roots dating back to 1623.
Owned and managed by Bertel Hestbjerg and his family since he took over from his father in 1996, Bertel believes in and respects the highest level of animal welfare, consideration of nature and the importance of quality meat for the consumer which led him to upgrade to organic production in 2006.
“We work to ensure that if you were reborn as a pig, you would wish that you ended up here with us at Hestbjerg” – Bertel’s pigs have an good life with the opportunity to use their instincts and do what is natural for a pig.
With similar ethical priorites as Helen Browning, Bertel passionately believes in sustainability throughout the production chain – from the establishment of trees on the farm to good working conditions for his employees and the recycling of the pigs’ rooting material.
Danish organic producers are subject to state-controlled organic farming regulations. In additon to complying with EU organic agricultural regulations, Hestbjerg Økologi also meets animal welfare rules established in cooperation with the Danish Animal Welfare Society.
♥ Produced from prime cuts of free range UK & EU organic pork
♥ Made in a traditional dry method by hand, cured for 10 days to give a proper bacon taste
♥ No added water or phosphates, so you get real bacon that does not produce white froth when cooked.
♥ Delicious for breakfast, in sandwich or with eggs on a plate. Smoked or unsmoked, grilled or fried, always great to eat.
Organic Pork (96%), salt (non organic), organic unrefined cane sugar. Preservatives, sodium nitrite and potassium nitrate (non organic). Produced under organic standards.
Free from genetically modified ingredients, gluten, nuts and nut derivatives.