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Could some of you tell what you pay for pork?

Hi--I read Chocolate & Zucchini, a food site written from Paris. A few days ago the price of pork loin was mentioned, 25 Euros for 4.4 lbs. This works out to about $7.50 US dollars per pound. Half an hour ago, at my local (Salt Lake City, Utah) Wild Oats grocery the price for pork loin was $7.99 per pound.

What is the price in NY, San Francisco, LA, Chicago, Denver, Dallas,--wherever you are!

Thanks very much!

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  1. Pork loin here in NY hasn't been over $2 a lb in years, unless the ones you're looking at have some special tendencies??

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    1. re: coll

      I just paid (gulp) $45 for a 5 lb pounded and butterflied pork loin in Manhattan last night. Granted, I was in a rush and called the butcher down the street on Madison Avenue and he fixed it up for me and stayed open late so I could pick it up. But I guess that's about $9 a pound after tax.

    2. Well, this pork is raised humanely and without artificial--anything--supposedly.
      I wish there were a way to be sure what you're getting, and if you're paying a reasonable price. And thanks for answering, coll!

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      1. re: blue room

        There are always government price lists for commodities http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/MeatPric...
        although sorry, I don't know as much about organic etc...

      2. In this week's LA County sale fliers, Ralphs (Kroger) has center-cut pork loin roasts for $2.99/lb, Vons (Safeway) is offering the cryovac whole boneless pork loin at $2.47/lb. These last are usually available at Costco for right at $2. I believe the better-quality pork loin at Whole Foods, Gelson's and Bristol Farms are generally closer to the $7-$8 range the OP mentioned.

        I was buying and using a lot of those whole boneless loins, but then Hormel began brining them first, which has pretty much ruined them for me. Now I'm mostly getting shoulder butt, again typically around $2/lb, but sometimes getting as low as 99ยข at the discount markets.

        1. We buy our pork at a local farm (MA) that sells organic meat. We are paying $2.35 for center cut boneless roast and $1.75 for thick bone-in chops.

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            1. re: Gio

              yes - please tell us which farm this is!

            2. I can buy pork for about USD 2.40 a lb butchered to order if I want to buy a half or whole hog -- individual cuts at my butcher run anywhere from 1.75/lb (smoked neck bones or hocks) to 6.99/lb (center cut loin, in roast or cut in chops). This is locally raised "almost organic" Amish hogs, in Ohio.

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              1. re: AnnaEA

                We have an Amish market right in my town. I need to check the pork prices there.

              2. $1.99 for a whole loin, $2.29-2.99 for a small cut. Costco's are wonderful. I can get three roast out of a whole one. Throw in the oven with some onion and fresh rosemary and you're good to go.

                1. Ate pork chops last night at $2.99/lb in FFD county CT

                  1. $1.99 when on sale (usually once/month) for a whole pork loin in Vermont

                    1. $2 a pound at the cheapest for loin, that's factory-scale pork (as opposed to the organic free-range pig-palace pork). A whole pig butchered and packed runs about $3.50 a pound averaging everything from chops to ground pork, if you can get it.

                      1. Last week I got the entire pork loin (about 2.5 feet long!) for 1.35 per pound. I paid 15.00 for it and managed to get 3 decent sized roasts and about 10 really thick boneless chops... my bargain of the month

                        1. If I remember correctly Sams here in the Los Angeles area has pork spare ribs for $1.95/lb, pork sholder/butt about $1.42/lb, and baby back pork ribs $2.22 our local market has them for $1.95/lb.

                          1. Damn, I live in Iowa, pork heaven, and most of you are buying pork cheaper than I can.
                            Boneless pork loin roast 2.89 lb.
                            Boneless butterfly chops 2.99 lb.
                            Farmland bacon 2.50 lb.
                            Unspecified Pork Roast 1.79 lb.
                            Farmland sausage .89 lb.

                            1. I live just outside Boston. We get whole hogs from a local farmer/butcher, cut to our specifications. The cost is $1.50 per pound of hanging weight which works out to about $2 per pound because some of the carcass can't be used. The meat is wonderful, the hogs humanely raised and the price can't be beaten.