Can you image a world without Bacon?

Crest LogoWe can't either! That's why we take every chance we have to celebrate pork - bacon included! Tomorrow {August 11} Oklahoma's pork producer's are making a tour stop at the Crest Fresh Foods Market on 10601 S. May Ave., OKC.


From 11-2 you can stop by and enter for your chance to win a Summer Grilling Gift Basket. Can't stop by? We'll be live with WWLS The Sports Animal, so be sure to listen in!

Pork Producers Rock 'n Box 


Food Bank Volunteer NightWith more than 40 days of triple-digit heat in Oklahoma, it takes a special event to get pork producers off their farms.

On August 4, more than 20 Oklahoma pork producers supported the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma by volunteering at Rock 'n Box.

Rock 'n Box volunteer night happens every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Regional Food Bank's Volunteer Center, This volunteer night is about helping Oklahomans while having some fun. 


"As pork producers, our job is to feed the world and it is sad to think of how many people go hungry right here in Oklahoma," said Bill Barnes, OPC president and pork producer from Hennessey, Okla. "Helping get this food ready to go out to our fellow Oklahomans in need is just a small way we can show our commitment to this state."


During Rock 'n Box, 22,696 pounds of food was prepared for distribution. The pork producers, who came from all over the state, were joined by volunteers from the community.


"This was a really fun event" said Tina Falcon, pork producer from Tecumseh. "I am so glad that this food will give parents in Oklahoma peace of mind about feeding their kids."


Last fiscal year, thousands of volunteers donated more than 85,000 hours of service, saving the Regional Food Bank more than $1 million in labor.


"Volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization," said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. "Without them, we can't get food to those who need it. We want to thank the pork producers for their continued support in the fight against hunger."


RecipeBacon Ice Cream

Bacon Ice Cream



Prep Time: 10 minutes prep, Cook Time: 25 minutes cookBacon Ice Cream



1/4 pound Bacon, raw, roughly chopped

2 cups half & half

2 cups milk

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup brown sugar, light, packed


Cooking Directions:

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine bacon, half and half, milk, corn syrup, and sugar and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside to steep until a deep bacon flavor develops, 10 to 20 minutes. Strain through a medium-mesh strainer and set aside to cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

Process according to your ice cream manufacturer's instructions.


Yield: About 5 cups (serving size 1/2 cup)


Serving Suggestions:

You can use whipping cream instead of the half and half for an even richer ice cream. If you like, sprinkle chopped, crisped bacon bits on top before serving.  



Calories: 190 calories

Protein: 3 grams

Fat: 11 grams

Sodium: 125 milligrams

Cholesterol: 25 milligrams

Saturated Fat: 5 grams

Carbohydrates: 21 grams

Fiber: 0 grams


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About Oklahoma Pork Council

The Oklahoma Pork Council, a producer organization consisting of Oklahoma pork producers, represents the interests of all pork producers. Partially funded by federally collected Pork Checkoff dollars, OPC promotes pork and pork products, funds research, and educates consumers and producers about the pork industry. For more information about this or any other programs of the Oklahoma Pork Council visit or call 1.405.232.3781.

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