Why Martin County?

  • Over 150 pig farms exist in Martin County.
  • Martin County farmers sold more than 1.7 million market pigs in 2016.
  • Martin County produces 40 million pounds of bacon per year.
  • $242.7 million dollars were generated in gross income in 2016 from the sale of pigs in Martin County.
  • An additional $676.8 million dollars was generated as economic spin-off from the gross income created by pigs.

Did you know?

  • Pork production creates an additional 42,000 jobs beyond farm families in Minnesota.

  • A 275 pound pig yields 16 pounds of bacon.  

  • Preserving pork dates back to 1500 BC in China.

  • In 1924, Oscar Mayer patented the first packaged, sliced bacon. 

  • Bacon is the top mentioned pork product on social media.

  • 53% of all homes keep bacon on hand at all times.

  • Americans consume an average of 17.9 pounds of bacon per year.