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TacoBusHound Oct 18, 2009 03:50 PM

Last fall, my life changed forever when I tasted the home smoked/cured ham from Seabreeze Farm on Vashon at the Ballard Farmers Market. Now I am in a constant search for highest quality hams available -- not the pink, saline infused products at most grocery stores. With the Holidays just around the corner, can anyone suggest potential sources for the beautiful salty pig product? Many thanks.

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    patriciajane RE: TacoBusHound Oct 18, 2009 07:32 PM

    I would seriously consider special ordering what you want from Sea Breeze. Or for even more of a treat, go to the U-District Farmers market and go get some mangalitsa. The Mangalitsa (from Wolly Pigs) is definitely porkier, but the flavor is unlike most anything you'll ever find.

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      cvn66 RE: TacoBusHound Oct 18, 2009 09:05 PM

      I personally really like the ham from Skagit River Ranch - I know they usually have it around the holidays and I have been told that the can make one for me with 3-4 weeks lead time. For the best pork in general - definitely Wooly pigs

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        TacoBusHound RE: TacoBusHound Oct 19, 2009 11:33 AM

        Thanks...I checked out Wolly Pig's website and it looks fantastic. I'll trek over to Univeristy Farmer's Market this weekend -- I usually hangout at the Ballard market.

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          bluedog67 RE: TacoBusHound Oct 19, 2009 11:48 AM

          I didn't see Seabreeze at Ballard last weekend, and didnt' get to the market this week. Are they still there on a regular basis?

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            patriciajane RE: bluedog67 Oct 19, 2009 12:59 PM

            They were at Ballard last weekend. They are there every weekend. I don't think they have missed a weekend in over a year (I'm there every weekend and usually buy from them) If you haven't been there in a while though they might look different. They have a big refrigerator case now.

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              bluedog67 RE: patriciajane Oct 20, 2009 10:32 AM

              Yes, had been going to QA during the summer, so was my first week back since spring, but they had the big case then. Must have just passed them in my hurry (was close to closing time). Are they still on the same side (by other coast cafe)?

              Thanks for the confirmation that divine pork is still within reach!

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                patriciajane RE: bluedog67 Oct 20, 2009 11:39 AM

                They are a little further down now. Across from Clover (the kids's store). Same side of the street though.

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