Where can I find high quality lard?
Not the hydrogenated stuff, and preferably made from loin/kidneys aka leaf lard.
Can I find this anywhere for about the same price of butter? Any farmers market stand? Good pork stores?
Try Stinky's on Smith Street. I know the offer lard covered lamb chops and are pork connoisseurs.
In the fall you can get it from Ray at the GAP farmer's market. His lard is leaf lard and v. good. For now, I guess it's flying pigs.
Either way, it's more expensive than cheap butter but less expensive than very good butter. And it makes a great pie crust, esp when mixed with butter.
I finally found some at Emily's Pork Store on Graham Ave. (between Withers and Frost): $2.50 for one pint (14 oz.). It's not the highest quality, since it's made from the shoulder, not the loin/kidneys, but it's all natural. I'm now curious how it compares to the ever-so-popular Flying Pigs stuff.
Amazing how many pork stores I called and didn't know what I was talking about.