Greetings and Welcome!
Every spring bacon lovers, bacon makers, cooking school teachers, culinary historians, writers, statisticians, sociologists, chefs, roller derby professionals and other pork-driven people from all over the globe flock to Ann Arbor, Michigan (home of Zingerman’s!) to talk, taste and toast the terrific flavors and cultural iconography of all things bacon-related. Every year’s lineup surpasses the already excellent group of speakers and activities from the previous season and we promise Camp Bacon® 2017 will not disappoint.
Camp Bacon® is a fundraiser for two of our favorite non-profit organizations: The Southern Foodways Alliance and the 4H Club of Washtenaw County.
Southern Foodways, based in Oxford, Mississippi, has been celebrating and honoring southern food traditions for over fifteen years. Pork, of course, takes a prominent place in the Southern culinary pantheon, and many of our best bacon connections have come from through our work with SFA.
The 4H Clubs have been supporting the work and study of young people in agriculture since the early years of the 20th century. Our commitment to community-based agriculture makes them a natural fit for Camp Bacon®. The higher the quality of American hog rearing, the better our bacon is likely to be! All monies raised by Camp Bacon® will go to help support these two important community non-profits.
While we’re workin’ to cure-ate another fantastic lineup of events for next spring, feel free to browse through our photo gallery, press page and Facebook page to get a feel for what’s to come. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for May 31-June 4, 2017!
Hope to see you at Camp!
Ari Weinzweig, Zingerman’s Co-Founder