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Oink Outings are held at farmers markets, zoos and other events around Minnesota. The goal of Oink Outings is to connect pig farmers with consumers so they can answer any questions that they have about pork or pigs. For each question that a consumer asks, one pound of ground pork is donated to Second Harvest Heartland to help feed families in need. Tattoos, sunglasses, recipes and pork information is handed out as well.

Most Common Questions

  • How much does a pig weigh when its born?
  • How long does it take a pig to reach market weight?
  • What is the best way to cook pork?

The success of Oink Outings depends on great volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering contact Pam Voelkel at pam@mnpork.com

Summer Schedule

June 
6/4 TPT Family Fun Days 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
6/5 Grand Old Days 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
6/12 Spring Lake Park Tower Days 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
6/28 Midtown Farmers Market 3 – 7 p.m.
6/29 Plymouth Farmers Market 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
6/30 Corn Grower’s Kernel Nation – Albert Lea 3 – 6 p.m.
July 
7/5 Excelsior Farmers Market 3 – 7 p.m.
7/7 Corn Grower’s Kernel Nation- Willmar 3 – 6 p.m.
7/9 Minneapolis Farmers Market 8 a.m. – Noon
7/13 Eagan Marketfest 4 – 8 p.m.
7/21 Marketfest- White Bear Lake 6 – 9 p.m.
7/23 Mankato Farmers Market 8 a.m. – Noon
7/23 North East Minneapolis Farmers Market 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
7/26 Minnetonka Farmers Market 3 – 7 p.m.
7/27 Oakdale Farmers Market 2 – 6 p.m.
August 
8/6 Red Wing Farmers Market 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
8/13 Stillwater Farmers Market 7:30 a.m. – Noon
8/18 Centennial Lakes Farmers Market 3 – 7 p.m.
8/20 Mill City Farmers Market 8 a.m – 1 p.m.
October 
10/1 Hopkins Farmers Market 7:30 a.m. – Noon