Sebastopol's Black Pig Meat Co. a finalist for Martha Stewart award

Black Pig Meat Co. of Sebastopol, a producer of delicious bacon and salumi made from pasture-raised pigs, has been chosen as a 2015 food finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards.

The meat company is owned by Duskie Estes and John Stewart, who run the meat company out of their Zazu + Kitchen restaurant space in Sebastopol's Barlow Center.

'We are very proud of supporting pigs on pasture and have fun coming up with new products to use the whole animal,' Estes said. The company partners with other Sonoma County makers like the Sonoma County Meat Company, Soup Cauldron and Tilted Shed to make lard lather, lip lardo and bacon hard cider,

The national, audience choice award competition honors makers, small-business owners and creative entrepreneurs in the fields of food, crafts, style and design. You can vote for up to six finalists a day at

Other finalists from Wine Country include Haverton Hill Creamery of Petaluma, Round Pond Estate of Rutherford and CK Mondavi Vineyards in St. Helena.

Diane Peterson

Features, The Press Democrat

I’m interested in the home kitchen, from sheet-pan suppers to the latest food trends. Food encompasses the world, its many cultures, languages and history. It is both essential and sensual. I also have my fingers on the pulse of classical music in Sonoma County, from student mariachi bands to jazz crossover and symphonic sounds. It’s all a rich gumbo, redolent of the many cultures that make up our country and the world.

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