October is National Pork Month

Monday, October 1, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Happy Pork-tober!

October is National Pork Month and it’s a great time to celebrate all things pork!

October became known as Pork Month because it marked the time of year when hogs were traditionally sent to market (and finished curing by April, which is why ham is a traditional food at Easter). Today, pork is available year-round, so October has become a time for celebration — to thank pork producers and share their stories so others will come to love pork as much as they do.

“If you eat, you have a connection to a farmer every day,” said Tim Stroda, President and CEO of the Kansas Pork Association (KPA).

Here are 5 fun ways you can celebrate pork in style this month (or any month, really!):

1. Connect with a Pig Farmer

  • Follow @Kansas Pork on Facebook
  • Talk to a local pig farmer at a farmers market
  • Better yet, schedule a visit with one and go see their operation! (Or visit one virtually at FoodandSwine.com.)
  • Read about some pig farmers here

2. Get Cooking with Pork

Honorable Mention: Make some Peanut Butter and Bacon Cookies. Mmmmm, bacon.

    3. Engage the Kiddos

    4. Get to Know Your Pork

    “It’s through smarter farming methods and the support of people who love pork, that we can deliver continual on-farm improvements.” Tim Stroda, President and CEO of the Kansas Pork Association (KPA)