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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions


When will my order ship?

Our subscription boxes ship on the first Tuesday of the Month.

If you did not order a subscription box, you order will be processed and shipped the following Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.  We only ship at the beginning of the week to assure that packages with ice packs stay cold through transit.

Where can I pick up my order if I don't want it shipped?

445 Reservation Rd in Marina, CA

How much is shipping?

For our subscription boxes, shipping is always free!

For gift boxes and a la carte orders, shipping rates are based on UPS real-time rates.  We do not markup shipping costs, we simply pass along the cost that UPS charges us.      

How long does shipping take?

We ship UPS 2 day and UPS Ground. 

Can I ship to a PO Box?

No, we must ship to a physical address.            

Do I need to be home to accept the delivery?   

No, but you’ll want to open and refrigerate your box as soon as you receive it.

Do you require a signature when the box arrives?

No, UPS will leave it at your door.

Do you ship to Alaska and Hawaii?

No, not at this time.

Do you ship to locations outside the U.S.?

No, not at this time.

How do I track my package?

You’ll receive an email when your product ships with tracking information

How is the product packed and shipped?

We use recyclable and reusable protective thermal mailers with dry ice and ice packs.  The bacon will stay cold through transit and the ice packs are reusable.       

What if there was no dry ice left?

We use the amount of dry ice that we need for each package, so it is normal for there to be none left when it reaches you.  The dry ice sublimates in transit.  If there is dry ice remaining in the package, do not touch with bare hands.

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What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Paypal and several other forms of payment.

Do you keep my credit card information on file?

Our subscription software securely vaults all credit card information with a third-party PCI compliant cred card vault.

How do I sign into my account if I forgot my user name or password?

Visit and click the forgot password link.       

Can I order over the phone?         

Yes, our phone is: 831-250-0606.

Can I purchase a gift card?           

Yes, you can purchase either an electronic gift card ( or a physical gift card (

Can I add a gift message to my order?

Yes, you can add a gift message at check out.  If you miss it, feel free to send us an email at, and we’ll try to add to the order if we haven’t already shipped.

Am I locked into a contract?

No, you can cancel your subscription at any time.        

Can I skip a delivery or change how often my boxes are delivered? 

Yes, you can select your frequency of delivery.  You can skip a scheduled delivery as long as you request to skip by the shipment’s cutoff date (generally 5 days prior to billing date).  If you need assistance, feel free to send us an email at and we can adjust your account.

Am I able to cancel my subscription?

Yes, you can cancel, change or edit your order as long as you make the request prior to the shipment’s cutoff date (generally 5 days prior to the billing date).  To cancel, click on the person icon on the upper right corner of the website to log into your account. (If you don’t know your login, follow the Forgot Password link to reset).  Once you are in the Customer Portal, click Manage Subscriptions on the bottom right below your address.  If you no longer want to continue your subscription, click on the Manage Subscription button found next to the subscription you want to cancel.  On the next page, click on the Cancel My Subscription link on the lower left side.  On the following page, you will be prompted to choose a cancellation reason.  Select the cancellation reason that closely matches your reason for canceling.  Click Proceed to complete the cancellation.

What is the deadline to reschedule, edit or cancel an order? 

We ship out our bacon subscriptions on the first Tuesday of the month.  You have until the 27th of the month to make a change or skip the following month.  To manage your deliveries, click on the person icon on the upper right corner of the website to log into your account. (If you don’t know your login, follow the Forgot Password link to reset).  Once you are in the Customer Portal, click Manage Subscriptions on the bottom right below your address.  If you want your delivery sooner, please contact or call us at 831-250-0606.

Who should I contact if there’s a problem with my order?       

Email us at or call 831-250-0606

What is your refund or return policy?      

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, please email us at or call us at 831-250-0606.

What’s your privacy policy?          

You can find our privacy policy at


Will my box be the same every time?     

You’ll always receive five 12 oz packs of thick sliced bacon and two 12 oz packs of uncured back bacon, and we’ll include a different specialty cut and a unique recipe with each shipment.

Can I choose the bacons that I’ll receive?

If you would like to select your own bacons, you can buy them individually under the buy bacon link (  Subscription boxes are not customizable at this time.

How long will the bacon last?       

An unopened package of bacon is good for 45-60 days in the fridge, or you can freeze for up to a year.

Is the bacon frozen?           

No, but our products ship with a small quantity of dry ice to keep cool and get the product to you in the best possible condition.

Is the bacon organic?         


Is the bacon gluten free or dairy free?


Does the bacon have nitrates?

Sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite are salts that are used in curing or preserving meat and fish.  Our dry cured double applewood smoked bacon contains sodium nitrite.  This is added in the curing process to prevent the growth of botulism bacteria, and it also gives the meat it’s pink/red color.

Our back bacon contains nitrates that are derived from celery powder. The USDA considers celery powder or any other “natural” form of nitrate to be a flavoring agent, but not a preserving agent, which is why it is labeled “uncured.”

In our research, based on the work of Dr. Nathan Bryan of the University of Texas, cured meats with nitrates/nitrites are safe to consume as part of a balanced diet.   Whether the nitrates come from sodium nitrite or are derived from celery powder does not make one product “healthier” than the other.      

Do you offer cooking instructions or recipes for your products?         

Yes, each monthly subscription box will include a recipe card.

What is back bacon?

Back Bacon is a naturally smoked bacon with a cut of pork taken from the loin of the pig plus a 2” lip of belly on loin.

What is sous vide?

Sous Vide means “under pressure.”  Our sous vide bacon is vacuum sealed and slow cooked under pressure for a long time.  It creates a very tender product – similar to consistency of pork belly.  It is fully cooked – and just needs to be reheated. 


Why Baker’s Bacon?          

Baker’s Bacon is top quality, artisanally-made bacon from sustainably-raised heritage breed pork. Sourced from family-owned farms in Iowa, Baker’s Bacon is made from Duroc, Hampshire and Berkshire pigs who roam free as they are fed a vegetarian diet, and never given antibiotics.          

Launched in 2011 by British-born Chef Tony Baker because he was unsatisfied with the quality of bacon he found on the market.  He originally developed his bacon for other high-end restaurant chefs with a focus on the recipe for the perfect balance of salt, sugar, and smoke.  His bacon is sold directly to chefs around the country through a wholesale distributor, but now is available to home chefs.

What are the membership benefits?       

You’ll always have Baker’s Bacon on hand for any meal!  Membership includes free shipping, exclusive items, surprise cuts and chef recipes.

Do you sell to restaurants or other wholesale customers?

Yes, our brand started as a wholesale business selling exclusively to restaurants and professional chefs.  Now Baker’s Bacon is available to home chefs.

How can I subscribe to your newsletter?

Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the homepage. (

Does Baker’s Bacon support fundraisers or donations?

Yes, we are proud to support our local community.  Contact for inquiries.