The Minnesota Pork Board’s Oink Outings booth will be at a variety of family-friendly events and farmers markets this spring and summer. From April through September, the Oink Outings booth will be at 25 Twin Cities’ area gatherings. At the Oink Outings booth, you’ll have an opportunity to visit with Minnesota pig farmers on how they care for their pigs, receive an Oink Outings reusable shopping bag, pork recipes, pork cooking information, plus other terrific handouts. And kids can Get Oinked with an Oink Outings removable tattoo.
Ask a Farmer, Feed a Family
To help inspire conversation between farmers and Oink Outings booth visitors, the Minnesota Pork Board will donate one pound of ground pork to Second Harvest Heartland for a pork or pig related question asked our pig farmer.
In 2011, the Minnesota Pork Board’s ‘Ask a Farmer. Feed a Family’ pork donation fed nearly 2,000 Minnesota families. This year, with your help, Minnesota pig farmers plan to surpass that amount. To find upcoming events where we will have the Oink Outings booth, visit us on Facebook.
Upcoming Oink Outings:
- April 27-28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Farm Babies, Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
- May 17, noon-5 p.m.: Burnsville Farmers Market, Burnsville
- May 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Hopkins Mainstreet Days Arts and Crafts Fair, Hopkins