You know what else is better in October besides Oktoberfest? It’s National Pork Month!
National Pork Month is celebrated with special promotions from retailers and dinner parties where pork dishes are served in honor of this holiday.
Pork products are widely consumed all over the world and people have been raising pigs for food since 5000 BC from what history tells us.
One of the most popular ways to eat pork is as roast, but other common products are also sausages, ham, bacon and the Italian prosciutto. In fact, you’ll find that supermarkets are offering many variations of pork meat in stores this month with special deals and more affordable pricing.
So if you fancy hosting a celebration party or an intimate dinner with friends you’ll have plenty of pork to choose from. And just in case you need help deciding on the best pork products, here it comes.
Fresh pork meat can be cut from most of the carcass, but a serious dish is whole suckling pig roast. Don’t let the “serious” fool you. It may sound like a tremendous effort to roast a whole suckling pig, but it really is one of the easiest meats to cook.
Suckling pig roast is a celebratory dish that many people cook for the holidays, and if you’ve never cooked it yourself, this is the perfect opportunity to test your skills so that come Christmas time, you wow everyone with a holiday suckling pig to die for.
Top reason you should cook a whole suckling pig: you are guaranteed good results, simply because it is so tender and delicate as it comes from a young pig.
Ham-fan, bacon-fan or an altogether pork products-fan, October brings some of the most exclusive products to the forefront. You’ll want to try them out so if you see them in stores, don’t miss out on the finest of pork.
These are some of the brands to choose when shopping for packaged pork products:
- Farmland Foods – sells bacon, ham, lunchmeat, hot dogs and brats.
- Amity Packing Company – sells beef and pork products such as cubed and diced pork, pork chops, boneless pork loins, ham, pork ribs and tenderloin along with other products.
- Cloverdale Meats – sells bacon, ham, sausages, franks and brats.
- Excel Fresh Meats – sells ground beef, vacuum-packed fresh pork, bulk pork and frozen pork.
- Good Nature Pork – sells bacon, back ribs, boneless loins, bone-in butts, bone-in loins, ham, spareribs, tenderloin.
- Hormel Foods – sells taco meats shredded pork, BBQ seasoned pork roast, Italian seasoned pork roast, tenderloin, pork loin filet, onion garlic pork roast.
- Oscar Mayer – sells cold cuts, bacon, smoked uncured bacon, wieners, franks, bacon, sausages.
- Carando – sells sausages, ham, prosciutto and other pork specialties.
- Archer Farms – sells bacon, hot dogs, franks, sausages, country-style pork ribs, stuffed pork chops, ham, smoked ham, honey ham.
Pork is good for you and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It promotes healthier skin and prevents adult diseases, but it has to be pork raised ethically and fed real food. It is always important to know the farmer and/or the brand.