October may be the month of candy, costumes, and trick-or-treating, but it is also the month of pork. October is National Pork Month in the US. Traditionally, this was the time of the year when pigs were to be marketed. Now we use this time of the year to thank producers for everything they do for the agriculture industry.
Pork is the world’s most widely eaten meat representing 42 percent of the meat consumed, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. Some 81 percent of the population consumes pork in-home at least once in an average two-week period.
To celebrate National Pork Month on this cool day, try out this delicious and healthy Slow Cooker Pork Chili recipe at https://vilascounty.uwex.edu/2015/03/11/slow-cooker-pork-chili/ from our friends at UW-Extension Vilas County.