Where to buy a whole pig ??????
Hi everyone, and thanks for your help.
I am trying to find a GOOD butcher in the LA area where I could buy a whole pig for roasting, feeding about 50-60 people (not a suckling).
I can get one in SF and drive it down, but what a pain ! Surely there must be a place in the LA area. In SF I can get a free range, heritage pig, but I may have to settle for just any whole pig here.
Any ideas ?
Try one of the bigger Mexican Super Markets out your way. Heck, call Claro's Italian Deli, they do their own sausage and stuff, ask if they can get you a pig?
Claro's Italian Market
1003 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA
Many years back, we hosted a chowhound fundraiser at which we roasted a whole pig in a caja china. At Ruskar's suggestion, we got the pig at Broadleaf Meat and Game in Vernon. Their website is here:
http://www.broadleafgame.com . The pig was superb, and Broadleaf got us exactly what we wanted at a great price. We did need to order in advance, however. Hope this is of some help.
Another Place to consider is the Cal Poly Meat Science and Processing Lab. These are animals which are raised by the students at Cal Poly Pomona. You can get cuts of Meat from the Farm store on Campus but for large orders of Beef and Pork, contact them directly
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Meat Science & Processing, Bldg. #34
3801 W. Temple Blvd.
Pomona, CA 91768