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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.
6/27 Excelsior Farmer’s Market 3 – 7 p.m.
July 
7/1 Stillwater Farmer’s Market 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
7/9 St. Paul Farmer’s Market 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
7/12 Eagan Marketfest 4 – 8 p.m.
7/14 Maple Grove Days 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
7/19 Land O’Lakes Grilling 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
7/20 Marketfest – White Bear Lake 6 – 9 p.m.
7/22 Slice of Shoreview 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
7/23 Open Streets of Minneapolis – Lake & Minnehaha 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
7/25 Andover Farmer’s Market 2 – 6 p.m.
August 
8/5 Winona Farmer’s Market 7:30  a.m. – 12 p.m.
8/6 Open Streets of Minneapolis – Northeast 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8/18 Volkfest – Victoria 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
8/19 Mill City Farmers Market 8 a.m – 1 p.m.
October 
10/7 Hopkins Farmers Market 7:30 a.m. – Noon