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    Where do you buy your pork?

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    What is the cheapest place you've used to buy pork? I want to try eating more pork, but all the good sources near where I live require that I buy half a hog at 80lbs, and I don't have that much freezer space...

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    Local farm that raises the pigs on pasture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awm8604 View Post
    Local farm that raises the pigs on pasture.
    See note above on having to buy 80lbs at once.

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    I buy pork in bulk for the most part, but I also buy individual cuts from my butcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    I buy pork in bulk for the most part, but I also buy individual cuts from my butcher.
    How do you look for a local butcher who processes pastured meat?

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    There's a vendor at my local farmer's market that sells pasture-raised and grass-fed meats by the cut and lb. I get tons of ground pork, shoulder roast, pork chops, bacon, and sometimes pork belly and/or lard from them in addition to all the beef and tallow I can stand.

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    Farmer's markets here are so ridiculously overpriced, though.

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    Meh, you pay for the quality you get. I think $7.00 a pound for pasture-raised ground pork or grass-fed ground beef is very reasonable.

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    I buy at my farmers market. There are a few people that sell pastured pork. I have never seen pastured pork at a store, but her beef is cheaper than grass fed beef at the stores.

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    Pork from the grocery store, all thats available to me at the moment.

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