A few weeks ago, I traveled to Ohio as a guest of the National Pork Board to tour a pork farm. Having seen how a sow is impregnated and even seeing tiny piglets being born was a once in a lifetime experience. The origin of those crispy strips of bacon and fall off the bone ribs are no longer a mystery, and I can now eat them with even greater joy and gluttony than before. Take a look at my post for some pictures of adorable piglets, horny sows, and one studly pig as well as some surprising facts about antibiotic usage and environmental practices.
I gathered your questions about pork production on this blog, Facebook, and Twitter, and the National Pork Board matched each question with a one pound pork donation to the Dayton Food Bank. The questions came pouring in to me and the other participating bloggers, resulting in a $1000 meat donation this week, in honor of Hunger Action Month.
As a thank you for your curiosity and support, the Pork Board sent me a gorgeous grilling set and pig shaped wood cutting board. I also have one to give away to a reader, just in time for tailgating and those last few months of fall grilling. The tools are high quality with beautiful wooden handles and the cutting board is too cute for words.
To enter to win, please leave me a comment with your favorite pork product to cook. And feel free to share your recipes! I’d love to try them. I’ll select the winner at random in two weeks on 9/21. The contest is limited to US entries only.
And there’s many ways to earn additional chances to win, just make sure to return here to leave comments for each additional entry. You can: