How much is too much for bacon? $10 a pound? $20? What about $500 a pound? In New Martinsville, West Virginia, someone actually paid $500 a pound at auction under pretty special circumstances. The bacon, along with ham and eggs, sold at this auction are raised and butchered by high schoolers as part of their school curriculum.
Reporter Corey Knollinger tells us the story of what it takes to compete in the Wetzel County Ham, Bacon, and Egg show.
Wilson Sayre and Danyell Irby edited this episode.
All photos by Corey Knollinger.
We also thank John Smith.
We thank Blue Dot Sessions for the music in this episode, which includes the following tracks:
Jog to the Water by Duck Lake
Scallat by Flatlands
Lumber Down by Barstool
When in the West by Landsman Duets