With the rush of collecting as much candy as possible and showing off costumes having come to an end, the question becomes what do you plan on doing with your leftover pumpkins? Some Kunekune pigs would love to take them off your hands!

According to a City of Airdrie Facebook post Airdronians are able to throw their pumpkins in their green bins, but why wouldn't you want to help a pig have a nice healthy meal? The city and Whispering Winds Farm have partnered up once again to help feed their Kunekune pigs.

Airdronians can bring their pumpkins to the Airdrie Recycle Depot from 9 am to 5 pm November 2-7 before the pumpkins are transferred to Whispering Winds Farm.

Whispering Wind Farms is the second-largest Kunekune (which means fat and round in the Maori language) pig breeder in Canada. An average Kunekune pig, when fully grown, will be anywhere from about 250 pounds to 400 pounds.

So if you want the Kunekune pigs to enjoy munching on your leftover pumpkins, there are a few things to consider.

  • Take the candles out of the pumpkins 
  • Make sure there are no plastic elements or paint on the pumpkin 

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