Mrs. Pork is proud that its products are locally produced and can even be labeled “Minnesota Grown.”* But why should you, the consumer, buy quality pork raised locally? What is the benefit to you, to your community and to your environment?
All natural, our meat is processed in nearby facilities, and growers have direct relationship with the processor, overseeing quality unlike products processed in large industrial facilities.
Our products are safe.
There’s a unique kind of assurance that comes from knowing where your food comes from. Our growers understand their responsibility to protect public health.
Buying locally produced pork promotes energy conservation.
The average distance our food travels is 1500 miles, mostly by air and truck. By buying locally, you conserve the energy that’s used for transport.
Consuming pork produced locally supports area families.
The American family farmer is a vanishing breed – fewer than 1,000,000 people (less than 1%) of Americans claim farming as their primary occupation. By buying locally, the middleman disappears, in turn helping our Minnesota farmers continue to farm.
Mrs. Pork’s growers are good stewards of the land.
They respect and value clean air and water to minimize impact on Minnesota’s forests, prairies and lakes. In addition, buying locally also reduces the use of fossil fuels and helps to protect the environment from harmful exhaust fumes.
Local food keeps taxes down.
According to several studies by the American Farmland Trust, farms contribute more in taxes than they require in services. Consuming locally raised pork helps improve the economic health of our state.
Buying from Mrs. Pork is easy.
You can find our products at many local grocery stores.
Local food is about the future.
Supporting local farms today helps keep those farms in our state, ensuring that your children and grandchildren have access to nourishing, flavorful and abundant food.
*The Minnesota Grown Program is a statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota producers of specialty crops and livestock. It was created over 25 years ago by specialty crop growers to differentiate their produce from competitor’s produce from thousands of miles away.