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Where can I find a whole pig in MSP?

Paz May 2, 2010 04:05 PM

Does anyone know where a good place to find a whole butchered pig in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area? I'm looking at roasting one this weekend.

Thanks in advance.

  1. AliceS May 4, 2010 07:21 AM

    We are probably delaying the whole pig thing because we don't have enough people coming and most pigs tend to be about 40#. However, I did want to share 2 other tips I got outside of chowhound for others who may have had their interest piqued:

    Swanson Meats in Minneapolis: http://www.swansonmeats.com/
    Husnik Meats in St. Paul: http://www.swansonmeats.com/

    By the way, the reason we are interested in this is that my birthday gift to Paz was something called La Caja China: https://www.lacajachina.com/

    Finally, JohnE: that'll do pig. . . that'll do.

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    1. re: AliceS
      KC612 May 4, 2010 08:35 AM

      Didn't know Swansons sold whole pigs? I live down the street from there and do buy some things from them a lot of items can only be bought by the case.

      1. re: AliceS
        AliceS May 4, 2010 05:55 PM

        sorry, that second link should be http://www.husnikmeat.com/

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        type2runner May 3, 2010 06:38 AM


        Minnesota Dept of Ag identifies producers around the state. Buy direct.

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          SmartCookie May 3, 2010 07:23 AM

          I ordered one from Everett's and was very please with it.

          Everett's Foods
          1833 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN

          1. re: type2runner
            John E. May 3, 2010 07:36 AM

            Most people are not prepared to kill a pig, hang it by it's hind legs, gut it out, scrape the hide and clean it up and get it ready for cooking. I butcher my own deer and I don't want to mess with a hog in that manner.

            1. re: John E.
              KTFoley May 3, 2010 08:46 AM

              If you check out the MN Grown site, you'll find that buying direct doesn't mean buying live. Cedar Summit Farm has an arrangement with a butcher, I believe.

              1. re: KTFoley
                KC612 May 3, 2010 12:19 PM

                Long Cheng in S. St. Paul. They don't have a website that I can find, but here's an article from City Pages.


                1. re: KTFoley
                  John E. May 3, 2010 08:28 PM

                  Oh, that would be a much better arrangement. My first reply on the topic was deleted and I don't know why. I thought maybe you had to pick up the pig and take him home with a leash and then hope your heighbors didn't hear what was going on in your garage.

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              phimoez May 2, 2010 07:43 PM

              I would try Nelson's Meat in Hopkins. I know they also do pig roasts so they do have whole pigs.

              Nelson's Meat Market & Bakery
              116 Shady Oak Rd S, Hopkins, MN

              1. MSPD May 2, 2010 05:44 PM

                I have no idea but it's good to see you guys back on this board! Will you be here for a while?

                1. AliceS May 2, 2010 05:03 PM

                  Piglet would be fine too.
                  --Paz's wife

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