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What is California's New Bacon Law, and How Does it Affects Me? | Acorn Bluff Farms

What is California's New Bacon Law, and How Does it Affects Me?

California passed a law in 2018 that added new requirements for pigs to be raised humanely, leading to breathtaking headlines with titles like "Is bacon really banned in California?" and "California's New Animal Welfare Law Could Mean the End of Bacon" as the law roles out in 2021. The law potentially reduces the percentage of pork that can be sold in California by 85% or more, and will raise the price of bacon, hams, and sausage by 50% or more. More expensive pork will affect everyone from restaurants to trips to the grocery store. 

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Jared Todd
Mangalitsa Bacon for Sale, Known for its Delicious Flavor | Acorn Bluff Farms

Mangalitsa Bacon for Sale, Known for its Delicious Flavor

Mangalitsa Bacon differs from classic bacon in many ways, including its fat content, how it is cured, and how it tastes! Mangalitsa Bacon comes from Mangalitsa pigs, a breed of pigs often called "wooly pigs" or "Mangalica" that produce a distinctive and tasty pork. Mangalitsa pork is known for being the best tasting pork breed, and its bacon is no different. Genetics add flavor, fat contributes to taste , and Mangalitsa Bacon has more fat,  and genetically good taste, in a different ratio to lean cuts, than more traditional bacon that you might buy in stores. Breakfast is different (in a really good way) when you eat Mangalitsa...

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Jared Todd
Mangalitsa Sows and Boars for Sale | Acorn Bluff Farms

Mangalitsa Sows and Boars for Sale

  We started raising Mangalitsa pork on our farm in Southeast Iowa 5 years ago. Since, we have continued to expand our operations and now are shipping our pork all over the country. Mangalitsa is known as arguably the best tasting pork in the world. The breed was originally imported from Hungary (or more properly, the Austro-Hungarian empire) and has continued to grow across the United States as people realize that there is an entirely new flavor of pork for them to taste.  We are offering Mangalitsa feeder pigs for sale, and now are offering lineaged, Mangalitsa adult sows and boars for...

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How to Buy Heritage and Traditional Pork | Acorn Bluff Farms

How to Buy Heritage and Traditional Pork

Heritage and traditional pork tastes better than what you buy in the grocery store, and it really isn't close. The average pork chop from a heritage pork breed has more marbling, fatty flavor, tenderness, and a redder color due to superior genetics and a longer time to market than contemporary pork. There are a variety of heritage breeds that produce this high quality pork-including Berkshires (or Kurobota), Mangalitsa (which we sell), Spots, Tamworth, Yorkshire, Durocs, and Spots.  Buy Locally One great way to buy pork locally is to identify a farmer in your area. You can always Google "local pork...

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