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Growing up in Kansas, you witness farming life firsthand.

Instead of staring up at skyscrapers, you gaze across wheat and cornfields that disappear into the horizon.

Instead of hopping onto the subway to visit a friend, you drive down a county dirt road where you pass a farmer in a pick-up truck and politely say hello with a two-finger wave.

Instead of receiving a couple of steaks in the mail for Christmas, you get ribs, roast, brisket, and shank that fills up your entire freezer.

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Farming is a way a life for many Kansan folks. Even though I didn’t grow up on a farm, I did learn from a very early age the important role farmers play in our lives. Did you know that one Kansas farmer feeds 155 people? It’s through hard work, perseverance, and dedication that farmers are able to supply high quality food to you and me.

When I was contacted by Kansas Pork Association (whose headquarters is in the city where I went to college!) about spreading the word about Kansas Pork Farmers, I was truly honored. Family farms in Kansas play an important role in keeping America fed. One of those families – the Bellars from Elk County – have been farming for over 20 years. They take great pride in producing the best pork products. You can check out their beautiful farm and see how they feed their swine from crops grown in their fields on the Your Bacon Starts Here website!

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Today, I thought we could celebrate pork farmers of Kansas and return the favor by feeding them! I’ve whipped up a tasty slider that’ll surely have folks coming back for seconds.

This bacon ratatouille slider with lemon saffron aioli is a twist on the classic BLT. Instead of just using tomato, I thought incorporating other veggies would be fun – hence the ratatouille. Ratatouille is a simple vegetable medley made up of zucchini, red pepper, onion, and tomato. It’s the perfect companion to a piece of juicy bacon. Slather a little aioli on top and you’ve got a winner, winner, pork-approved dinner.

And, if you’re a bacon lover like yours truly, I highly recommend entering for a chance to Win Bacon for a Year! The Kansas Pork Association is running a contest right now on their Facebook page. Just imagine, 365 days of Kansas-quality bacon bliss!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some bacon that needs sizzling

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***Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.***

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