From March through October, in towns peppered throughout North Carolina and Virginia, some of the best barbecue cooks in the nation come together almost 30 times a year to strut their stuff in the Whole Hog Barbecue Series cooking contests.

The North Carolina Pork Council is thoroughly committed to the ethical principles embodied through We Care. We endorse and champion these principles, from producing safe food and protecting animal well-being to safeguarding natural resources and providing a safe work environment.

Family farms make up more than 80% of hog production in North Carolina. These growers are environmentally responsible, good neighbors, and contribute greatly to our state’s economy. NC Farm Families was created to support local hog farmers and to help share their stories. The North Carolina Pork Council is proud to support NC Farm Families.

August 26, 2015

N.C. Cooks Vie For A Spot In Whole Hog Barbecue Championship

State’s pork heritage celebrated during Wide Open Bluegrass in October RALEIGH, N.C.—From Henrico to Louisburg, the competitive spirit was burning as five more contests were held this summer across the state. The North Carolina Pork Council’s Whole Hog Barbecue Series is in full swing, with cooks vying for a place in the Whole Hog Barbecue […]

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