A bunch of people here on Kickstarter, on my blog and in person have asked about having bacon in the rewards. Everyone loves bacon. Salt, sugar, fat, protein and smoke! What's not to love!
This morning I added a bunch of bacon tiers. They are upgrades of the existing tiers. So for example if you have the Farmer's Basket Mini Sampler ($59) now for just $10 more you can upgrade your pledge and reward level to the Farmer's Basket Mini & Bacon Sampler ($69). Same goes for all the other meat tiers such as the Sausage Sampler and Pick of the Pig as well as the Year subscriptions - each has a corresponding bacon upgrade (e.g., Sausage Sampler ($100) can go to Sausage Sampler with Bacon ($117)). If you prefer ham instead of bacon you can get ham instead, or get some of both! Options for everyone's taste buds. And of course, all Decade subscriptions automatically get free upgrades to smoked meats including bacon and hams already.
Note that the smokehouse that does our bacon right now does use minimal nitrates. See a discussion of this at NoWeirdStuff.org. Once we have our own smokehouse in late 2013 or 2014 we will be able to offer smoking with or without nitrates/nitrites and without the liquid smoke. You'll have the choice of getting your bacon sooner done at the existing smokehouse or later if you prefer no-nitrates/nitrites and smoked right here on Sugar Mountain Farm.
So, if you love bacon, check out the new bacon reward tiers and upgrade now as there is a limited supply!