Go whole hog to celebrate October Pork month

If you eat, you have a connection to the farm every day. October is National Pork Month, and it offers a special opportunity to recognize Ohio hog farmers’ multi-faceted commitment to producing safe, nutritious food; while promoting animal well-being, safeguarding natural resources, and contributing to a better quality of life in local communities.

“During National Pork Month—and every month—Ohio hog farmers work tirelessly to care for their animals, employees, consumers and communities,” said Jim Albaugh, Ohio Pork Producers Council (OPPC) president. “Hog farmers in our state continuously make decisions to promote quality, both on the farm and in the pork products we produce. It is both our commitment and responsibility.”

To thank consumers for enjoying pork and supporting Ohio farm families during National Pork Month, Ohioans can visit www.OhioPork.org to download a coupon for $2 off fresh pork at any Ohio retailer. Featuring an Ohio hog farm family and their quick pork fajitas recipe, the coupon is a great resource for families to try pork’s versatility while consuming an affordable, delicious and healthy meal.

With more than 3,700 Ohio hog farms in the state, these farmers work 365 days a year to help feed their families and the world. On a local level, they participate in programs like Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Ohio, which helps feed those in need within Ohio’s local communities. The program is a statewide partnership in which Ohio hog farmers have committed to donating 100,000 pounds of pork, or 500,000 servings, to Ohio’s 12 regional foodbanks. Ohio hog farmers have contributed more than 289,000 meals, or nearly 60,000 pounds of pork.

To meet Ohio hog farmers, take a virtual tour of a hog farm, and obtain delicious pork recipes and cooking tips from Ohio hog farm families, visit www.OhioPork.org.

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