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Vermont Smoke and Cure partners with Pale Morning Media for public relations and social media support

HINESBURG, VERMONT – Vermont Smoke and Cure today announced a partnership with Pale Morning Media for public relations and strategic social media support.

Vermont owned and operated since 1962, Vermont Smoke and Cure ( is dedicated to the creation of “damn fine smoked meats” using traditional recipes and modern techniques. Out of their smokehouse in Hinesburg, Vt., Vermont Smoke and Cure delivers award-winning bacon, ham, sausage and gluten-free, preservative-free, all-natural RealSticks to retailers nationwide.

“With a combination of quality, tradition and innovation, Vermont Smoke and Cure is a story that appeals to foodies as well as regular folks simply looking for a healthy snack,” said Chris Bailey, president of Vermont Smoke and Cure.

Based in the Mad River Valley of Vermont, Pale Morning Media ( is a national public relations and creative communications firm dedicated to increasing the quantity and quality of brand visibility. Pale Morning Media specializes in the support of brands committed to active, healthy lifestyles, with an increasing focus on promotion of local production.

“Everywhere you go, there’s a tangible bump up in consumer interest regarding where things comes from and how they’re made,” said Drew Simmons, president and founder of Pale Morning Media. “Vermont Smoke and Cure’s commitment to natural ingredients, regional agriculture, and local farmers is exactly what people are looking for right now.”

Vermont Smoke and Cure was honored with a 2013 Editor’s Choice Food Award from Yankee Magazine for their uncured bacon – a recipe that includes brining with maple syrup and salt, smoking over corncobs and maple wood, no sodium nitrite, and the option of thick-cut or slab.

Vermont Smoke and Cure’s “5 Knives” label features bacon, ham and sausage made from 100% Vermont grown pork fed only non-GMO grains and sourced from Greg Finch’s farm in Franklin, Vermont, flavored with Sweet Retreat maple syrup from Northfield, Vermont.

Vermont Smoke and Cure RealSticks are gluten free, low carb, dairy free and contain no MSG, no preservatives and no artificial ingredients. RealSticks start with meats raised humanely and without antibiotics or added hormones – never “mechanically separated” – and gain their flavor from real spices including tamarind, molasses powder, and specially ground black peppercorns.

Vermont Smoke and Cure is available at independent and natural-foods stores, Whole Foods, specialty outdoor retailers, and online at

For additional media information, please contact Pale Morning Media,, 802.583.6069.