SEA - lard for pie crust
- amyh18 Sep 7, 2008 07:56 PM
Hi there, does anyone know where I can get good quality lard for a pie crust? I have the instructions to render it myself but would like to take the lazy route and just buy some.
University District Farmer's Market on Saturdays -- the Wooly Pigs vendor -- has leaf lard. And get some of their sausage while you are there.
Guadalupe Market in Burien has properly made lard. It's so good I could almost eat it with a spoon.
Sammamish Bay Cheese, Wooly Pigs, Skagit River Ranch, and Sea Breeze Farms at the U-district farmers market all carry leaf lard. That's the lard I'd use for sweet pastries as it's slightly less porky. Sea Breeze Farms does carry pre-rendered lard (it's more expensive than what you get at the mexican market though), but I don't believe it's rendered from leaf lard, so it's a little more porky.
Thanks everyone for the responses, I picked up some leaf lard from Skagit River Ranch at the Bellevue Farmer's Market and it is rendering in my oven right now.