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Where can I buy lard?

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I am looking to buy pure (pork fat) lard. I can't find it in stores and and no butcher around me will sell it. Any ideas let me know.

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I had one guy close-by who sold it, but he retired from the butcher business. Your best bet is probably getting the fattiest pork products you can find from a local butcher and trimming off the meat. Amish and Mennonite folks will sell it to you if you can find them locally.


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If you wan to come cut it off I have about 60lbs of it or so hanging from my stomach area


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@Marti375 A couple potential options: Ask your grocery store with a real butcher department to save the pork "trimmings" for you, and then render it yourself or find a local farm that sell whole or half pigs and ask them if you could buy fat/leaf fat from them. Sometimes when people buy a half pig they don't get the all the parts, if you know what I mean. Last time we bought a pig, I got the fat, offal and the head. Lost the head in an unfortunate freezer incident where the door wasn't fully closed. I was so looking forward to roasting the pig head.

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I am looking to buy pure (pork fat) lard. I can't find it in stores and and no butcher around me will sell it. Any ideas let me know.
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Ok spill the beans.....what recipe are you throwing together with Lard?

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[mention=1458]Marti375[/mention] A couple potential options: Ask your grocery store with a real butcher department to save the pork "trimmings" for you, and then render it yourself or find a local farm that sell whole or half pigs and ask them if you could buy fat/leaf fat from them. Sometimes when people buy a half pig they don't get the all the parts, if you know what I mean. Last time we bought a pig, I got the fat, offal and the head. Lost the head in an unfortunate freezer incident where the door wasn't fully closed. I was so looking forward to roasting the pig head.

One of my very favorite meals ever was a BBQ/Smoked Pigs head from Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland.


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7 hours ago, Marti375 said:

I am looking to buy pure (pork fat) lard. I can't find it in stores and and no butcher around me will sell it. Any ideas let me know.

Thanks.

I see it all the time at the local Mennonite stores.


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Ok, so most butchers these days a specialty shops that use everything, They would throw it out or give it away back in the day. That manteca stuff is processed garbage. For you guys looking for recipes pork fat is great to grind up with venison for sausage and burgers. Me, i'm to lazy for that. I just like to fry my steaks in it. I did manage to get about 4 pounds of trimmings from Price Chopper. Made enough for now, as you can see got a whole load of cracklings.

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I have a butcher in a small time grocery store that will hold his pork fat for me - usually just throwing it away so just bags it for me and freezes the amount in need. I have built a relationship with this guy however- first time I asked he told me it is against policy. Went back to ask him about his sausage making process, casings, plate sizes, best seasonings, and all of a sudden he gives me whatever I ask for....I always tip him and often will buy a steak he is currently cutting to “throw him a bone” even though I don’t love steak. He even offered to have me bring venison in to grind the last time I was there.


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I have a butcher in a small time grocery store that will hold his pork fat for me - usually just throwing it away so just bags it for me and freezes the amount in need. I have built a relationship with this guy however- first time I asked he told me it is against policy. Went back to ask him about his sausage making process, casings, plate sizes, best seasonings, and all of a sudden he gives me whatever I ask for....I always tip him and often will buy a steak he is currently cutting to “throw him a bone” even though I don’t love steak. He even offered to have me bring venison in to grind the last time I was there.


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That’s a great relationship to have. I bet you could get him to help you get that meat to fat ratio down too


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When im making sausage i go to a local asian meat / fish market in brooklyn and buy 10lbs of very fatty ground  pork , think when i went last week it was .79 cents a lb.  Makes for excellent sausage when mixed with a 50/50 ratio to venison. 

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Hmmmm...It always used to be on the shelf in the grocery store, next to the oils, shortenings, etc...I guess I haven't looked for it in years..   I'd second the suggestion to check out the Amish/Mennonite stores, if there are any in your area, unless you want get the pork fat and render your own...

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