How it all Began

Meet Shannon and Erik Duffy. Two crazy brothers who grew up in Iowa with a fanatical love for tasty pork. Once they began wearing big boy pants, they started asking themselves: Why is it so freakin’ hard to find really good bacon? Not good bacon, but really good bacon. And so they started meeting with local heritage breed pork farmers, trying out tons of unique dry rub recipes, and experimenting with different hardwood smoke techniques. Eventually, Tender Belly was born in 2010 with a singular mission: Bring happiness to hearts and bellies by crafting the most #CrazyTasty pork on planet earth. The team has grown some since those days, but our unwavering commitment to bringing you #CrazyTasty pork has only become stronger.

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meet team tender belly®

Wow. Thanks for checking us out. Want to know about our little team? It's pretty simple. We're a tribe of pork-loving fanatics who believe life is truly more awesome with bacon, sausage, and ham. So, we strive to craft our meats with crazy high standards when it comes to flavor, quality, animal care and environmental impact. It’s simple. When you put crazy passion in, you get crazy tasty out, and the crazy we put into our pork products is, well, truly crazy.

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