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Hog Head - where to buy in SD

I'm on a mission to make head cheese. Before you gag at my desires, has anyone seen a place in San Diego (I'm guessing mexican market somewhere) that sells whole hog heads?

I may settle for veal head from Vine Ripe if all else fails...

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  1. Try Pancho Villa on El Cajon where it crossed the 805, and of course, Northgate. Call ahead and ask. I was at Pancho Villa yesterday and perused their meat case and saw lots of non-traditional cuts including pieces and parts most Americans wouldn't consider buying. (They also had vine-on cluster tomatoes for $.69/lb that were really pretty good)

    1. Absolutely hit up the major supermercados in SD county. Cabeza de Puerco is THE meat for Pozole.

      1. Have you tried Iowa Meat Farms on Mission Gorge, I bet that they could get it for you.

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        1. re: normalheightsfoodie

          Maybe the big Korean Market on Mercury - Zion Market?

        2. I'll try for Northgate and Pancho villa which is a bit closer to me, but I was hoping for some confirmed sightings.

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          1. re: afinkle

            We have bought it at Northgate several times. If they don't have any on display, ask them if they have any in back.

            1. Ranch 99 definitely carries them. Or at least did a few years ago.

              1. Looks whats shrink wrapped and listo para pozole
                in Guanjuato!

                http://www.rachellaudan.com/2008/10/s...

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                1. re: kare_raisu

                  Where is that from? no address or even city given...

                  1. re: afinkle

                    Guanajuato in the state of the same name - north central mexico

                2. You might also ask Dave from Da-Le Ranch if he has any. I just ordered 1/4 hog and someone who is also ordering 1/4 didn't want their portion of head. So I'll get 1/2. Now, I need to figure out what I want to do with it...

                  He's at the Little Italy Farmers Market on Saturdays. Good luck!

                  1. Dave at Da-Le Ranch says that he has several heads available. Email him for delivery to the Little Italy farmers market.