Fifield Grocery in Fifield, Wisconsin is another well kept secret grocer and meat market in a small town. Thanks to a relative, I was introduced to some of the best smoked bacon around.
Fifield Grocery is owned by John and Kim Smith. In addition to delicious bacon, John makes great summer sausage and about 18 kinds of bratwurst! My favorite is their cranberry brats. The little store on at the intersection of Highway 13 and Balsam Street in Price County and has an amazing variety of goods. Kim stocks lots of bulk repackaged staples, organic items, and a quite a few gluten free foods.
I think if you were on your way through and needed a present for someone you should stop here. You can put together a sampler 6-pack of micro-brewery beers, pair that with some cheese and gift it in a basket made by Guatemalan women.
I was introduced to Fifield’s meats at a family gathering – the same one where we cooked up bacon from Barney’s Meats. We thought we would have a little bacon cook off between Fifield’s and Barney’s. It was the third pound of bacon I had cooked that morning (for only 9 people); it was serious bacon business.
Home Smoked Bacon
|Fifield Grocery||Overall Rating||87.6%||Shrinkage||80%||Robust Flavor||80%||Fat to Meat Ratio||100%||Saltiness||90%|