WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) — We were first introduced to the Boynton Beach female entrepreneurs back in March when their Bacon Boxes were selling out left and right.
We checked back in with Logan Rae and Kimmie Hruda to see how business has been.. and it's been sizzling!
With a revamped website and a new product: Duck Bacon Roses.
There are also special occasion boxes for Anniversaries, Weddings, Baby showers, and Birthdays.
BaconBoxes.com will also be launching a new clothing line selling shirts, and tank-tops.
For more information on how to order a Bacon Box:
ORDER HERE: http://www.baconboxes.com/
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By Nikki P. – Bacon Boxes Intern
Humane Husbandry: Moving Away from the Factory Model
The era of the industrial food complex may be on its way out, especially regarding the care and raising of animals for sustenance. Many individuals who enjoy eating meat and other animal protein are also conscious of its high costs—in terms of antibiotics industrially raised livestock must have, as well as the amount of water or fertilizer required to grow adequate, cheap feed. But there are other solutions to these problems than the massive factory farms have brought to bear. In the name of enlightened self-interest, as well as care for the animals’ quality of life, many are exploring humane breeding and raising programs. Below, we’ll address these in greater detail.
Humane animal husbandry refers to any program of animal breeding and fostering that emphasizes quality of life for the animal in question. These programs include legitimately free-range livestock, a diversified feeding strategy that deemphasizes cheap feed in favor of greater benefit to livestock, and more organically focused methods of caring for herds or flocks. They are largely self-regulated within the bounds of strict guidelines emplaced by peer group oversight committees.
Sustainable farming practices are often linked with humane animal husbandry practices. In large part, these are two aspects of a larger consideration—conservation of resources, responsible custodianship of the land, and the provision of healthy foods for both animals and people. Such farming concepts focus on natural, organic methods for pest deterrence, retention of soil nutrients, and avoidance of harsh chemical agents as a means of fertilizing crops.
While the more draconian principals of animal rights movements will insist that humane husbandry is a myth, there’s a large body of evidence from other parts of the world that says otherwise. Animals that live a rich, natural life produce better milk, meat, or eggs. Clean, humane processing at the end of their lives also produces a better product. Coupled with sustainable farming in a symbiotic dynamic, these animals require fewer resources. In terms of making those resources count, interested companies can produce quality with conscience, and preserve the environment at the same time.
Kimberly Hruda, 28, and Logan Israel, 21, run the business and create the bacon orders themselves with the help of a chef they brought on board.
The company officially launched this month. “This is new. I doubt you’ve ever gotten a box of bacon before and I doubt you’d even know what to do with it,” Israel said.
The women, who both hold jobs outside of this, say they aim to be “the best in bacon.”
Each bacon gift comes from the pork belly of certified naturally grown, free-range Berkshire hogs from farms across the country, with the closest being in Georgia. Each bacon bud is made of two strips of bacon.
Bacon boxes come in different flavors, such as S’mores, chocolate, pumpkin spice and bourbon. The women also offer a variety of collections including The Original Collection, Bud in the Oven, Celebration and Anniversary. Boxes range in price starting from $25 to $200.
Hruda and Israel invested their own money into the company (they declined to say how much), and already get a couple sales a day. They are working to get their own storefront. As of now, the women are selling boxes through their website baconboxes.com.
The women say their business offers a new option. “Sometimes you don’t always know what to get a man,” Israel said. And that’s how this all started.
Earlier this year, Israel made bacon roses for her fiance, who shared them with people at his office. Employees became interested and ended up ordering boxes. That led Israel to develop a business plan, and then Hruda came on board.
“ Everyone loved it,” Israel said. “Before that I never imagined having a bacon company.”
Hruda and Israel were already close friends, and the two often crafted together in the kitchen.
Now their crafting is all about hogs.
“Our weekends and nights are full of bacon,” Hruda said.
By Helen Whitehouse – The Mirror
ROMANTICS this Valentine's Day best wake up and smell the bacon because you can now buy it in a bouquet.
SAY IT WITH BACON: Why buy flowers when you can buy bacon?
The bacon roses come from rasher connoisseurs Logan Rae and Kimmie Hruda. Logan made the treat for a co-worker as a gift last year and discovered a niche in the market. "I made bacon roses as a birthday gift and delivered it to a busy office last January," Logan said. "By February, employees and my co-workers were requesting them for Valentine's Day." When the requests got too much, Logan, 21, was joined by pal Kimmie, 28. The pair, from Florida, created Bacon Boxes.
The boxes include the luxury bacon treats and have proved extremely popular for the romantic holiday.
"We've received a lot of excitement in response to our products – it's a totally new product unavailable anywhere else, we couldn't be more proud," added Logan.
"We've been referred to as the Louis Vuitton of bacon and generally as the 'best in bacon' so often that it became our punchline."
The duo added that they believe in sustainable practices that are in "balance with the Earth and its natural systems".
The aim of the products is to help celebrate big events in a memorable way.
They spend more than 100 hours a week creating the product to make it the "most impressive bacon you'll ever have".
The meaty idea has proved a hit on social media.
One Twitter user wrote: " Bacon valentine roses – great idea for breakfast in bed."
Another summed up her thoughts with: "True love is a bacon bouquet".
Why say it with flowers when you can say it with bacon?
Logan, who is also a neurobiology student at Florida Atlantic University, said: “I made bacon roses as a birthday gift, and delivered it to a busy office last January. By February, employees and my co-workers were requesting them for Valentine’s day.”
Logan added, “We’ve been referred to as the Louis Vuitton of bacon and generally as the ‘best in bacon’, so often that it became our punchline. We source exclusively from family-owned farms that raise their crops and cattle under organic principle. We spend more than 100 hours a week ironing out the details that make our bacon the most impressive bacon you’ll ever had.”
But now it looks like many people are forgoing chocolates altogether for a mouth-watering box of something ever better. My dear Hot Mom friends, I present to you the ultimate box of bacon. Created by bacon lovers Logan Rae and Kimmie Hruda from Florida, these boxes are a Valentine’s Day alternative for your loved ones this year.