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darelleats Aug 12, 2010 12:26 PM

So I've been tasked with helping organize a pig roast...

What does a whole hog cost nowadays and can anyone recommend a butcher who would accommodate this?

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    Dan G RE: darelleats Aug 12, 2010 12:35 PM

    it would help if we knew where you are

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      darelleats RE: Dan G Aug 12, 2010 12:43 PM

      Oops. YYC. Thanks.

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        maplesugar RE: Dan G Aug 12, 2010 12:45 PM

        Dan, iirc darrelleats is in Calgary and writes for FFWD :)

        I'd suggest contacting Broek Pork Acres as they process what they raise and they do list whole pork skin on/off on their wholesale product list: http://www.broekporkacres.com/contact...

        HTH :)

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        Scary Bill RE: darelleats Aug 12, 2010 01:26 PM

        Red Deer Lake Meats

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          babettesfeast RE: darelleats Aug 12, 2010 09:50 PM

          try Spragg's meat shop at the CFM, their phone# is 403-378-3800; www.spraggsmeatshop.com

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            ilovealbertabeets RE: babettesfeast Aug 13, 2010 08:58 AM

            Spragg's also has a booth at Kingsland Market.

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            Gondi Stylez RE: darelleats Aug 13, 2010 03:30 PM

            I'm doing mine next weekend. I got mine from Spragg Farms. CXalled Bob at Second to None Meats and our hog is 80 lbs at a fixed cost of $325.

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              NumberFive RE: darelleats Aug 15, 2010 08:44 AM

              We just did this and Bon Ton Meat market supplied that pig and large box to roast it in. I don't know the cost.

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                slingshotz RE: darelleats Aug 16, 2010 04:47 PM

                Go to the Hillhurst farmer's market on Wednesday and speak with the guys at Ravenwood farm. You can get a whole berkshire pig for very reasonable cost. If you call them up in Caroline beforehand, they will bring it with them on Wednesday. Or if you are near Caroline, you can visit their shop.

                Their pork is amazing and I'd say better than Broek.

                http://www.ravenwoodranch.com/

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