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Where to buy a pig's head

ingopixel Feb 23, 2009 04:54 PM

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. Charles Feb 23, 2009 06:58 PM

    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
      dagrassroots Feb 23, 2009 09:29 PM

      I sometimes get hungry in the car too.

      1. re: dagrassroots
        Charles Feb 24, 2009 05:40 AM

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

        1. re: dagrassroots
          boisenewbie Feb 24, 2009 09:29 PM

          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

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        Daniel Feb 24, 2009 06:47 AM

        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
          bluedog67 Feb 24, 2009 11:30 AM

          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.

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          HungWeiLo Feb 25, 2009 02:08 PM

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

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            GreenYoshi Feb 25, 2009 03:03 PM

            Are you perhaps making this?


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