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Where can I buy unprocessed, whole livestock (lamb, pork, goat, etc)?

veryveryhungry Aug 28, 2009 05:06 PM

Are their any slaughter houses in L.A. that sell the whole animal, unprocessed, directly to customers? I know of a few in San Diego, but I was looking for something closer in L.A. or Orange County.

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    posh Sep 1, 2009 01:44 PM

    Oh yeah, and please post your results.

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      posh Sep 1, 2009 01:43 PM

      It might be easier, and probably cheaper, to buy directly from a farm. But that might also depend on how large an animal you want. An entire 800 pound cow isn't as common as a suckling pig.

      www.eatwild.org has a directory.

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        2intune Sep 1, 2009 11:46 AM

        Claro's Italian Market sells a whole or half lamb seasonally. Maybe a pig too. Locations in Orange County and I believe East LA.

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          Will Owen Sep 1, 2009 05:14 PM

          Second Claro's:


        2. raytamsgv Aug 31, 2009 03:40 PM

          I think one of my friends once ordered a whole pig at Alexander's Meat Market in San Gabriel, so you might want to try there.

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            Jerome Aug 28, 2009 05:13 PM

            wouldn't it be easier to buy the animal live and have it slaughtered?
            live animals will be available at the county fair. most are 4 h projects and i'm sure the kids would happy to sell.

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              veryveryhungry Aug 31, 2009 01:14 AM

              I was thinking that the other day about the county fair. Thanks for the advice.

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