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Feb 23, 2009 04:54 PM

Where to buy a pig's head

Hi, I'm planning to make head cheese soon and was wondering if anyone could recommend somewhere (perhaps in the International District?) where i could buy a whole smallish pig head?

Also, does the head typically come with glands and such already removed? Any idea on a price range?

Thanks so much!

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  1. I bought a pig head from the wooly pig people at the U-district Farmers Market last year. It was $1/Lbs unfortunately when I got it home it had no ears or tongue.

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    1. re: Charles

      I sometimes get hungry in the car too.

      1. re: dagrassroots

        lol They had been removed by the farmer and I assume sold for more than $1/lbs

        1. re: dagrassroots

          OMG! ROTF LMAO! I almost did a spit take!! ... That will teach me never to drink Coke while on the internet. It almost went up my nose! ;-D

      2. Uwajimaya can get them for you special order. Depending on the day you order, they can have a fresh one the next day. They're not very expensive.

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        1. re: Daniel

          Sea Breeze Farms on Vashon sells pork at U and Ballard markets. I am sure if you call in advance they would provide one. Their pork is fantastic, as is Wooly Pigs.

        2. I think I've seen them in that big Vietnamese supermarket on 12th and Jackson.