Gilbertville Locker – Gilbertville, Iowa

Gilbertville Locker

My favorite part of scouting out the next great slice of bacon is deciding on which market to visit.  My goal during the Holidays was to somehow get to Iowa so we could feature a meat market before the 2014 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines the first weekend in February. As luck would [...]

Coverage of the 2014 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Crowd at Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines, Iowa Photo Credit: Maharry Photography

Hey, Bacon lovers! Next weekend Bob Barns and I will be at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines, Iowa for some bacon fun. We’ll take many pictures, sample the great food, and we’ll post our experience right here on Bacon Scouts! It’s an exciting opportunity for us because we will be sporting our [...]

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Bernies Meats Finished

You’re on the road with only one hour left in your trip. You think about all the things you packed for the weekend: clothes, tent, dishes, food. You start thinking of breakfast the next morning and that’s when it hits you. You forgot the bacon!
Luckily for you there’s Bacon Scouts. We’ve done the hard work [...]

Bernie’s Fine Meats – Port Washington, Wisconsin

Walking in to Bernie's Fine Meats - Port Washington, Wisconsin

Bernie’s of Port Washington, Wisconsin is surely a destination for meat lovers offering an awesome variety of fresh and smoked meat products including “Old World” favorites.  Bernie’s carries a variety of bacon flavors, all applewood smoked.  We tried their apple flavored bacon (prepared in apple juice) first and were quite pleased.  The apple flavor was just [...]