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where to buy whole hog?

lixlix Oct 10, 2010 11:23 AM

Is there anywhere in Austin where I can buy a whole raw cleaned up hog or baby pig?


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    lixlix Oct 14, 2010 11:38 PM

    Thank you guys for the help. I havent decided on which option to go with but when I do cook it up, I'll post pics.

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      yum72 Oct 12, 2010 06:42 PM

      Saw it on the website for Stuffed Food Stores.


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        sqwertz Oct 11, 2010 11:55 AM

        I've seen suckling pigs at Central Market North. It's probably not your cheapest place to buy one, though.

        Central Market
        4001 N Lamar Blvd # 100, Austin, TX

        1. drdelicious Oct 11, 2010 07:02 AM

          Johnny G's on Slaughter and Manchaca. They are nice. I think you have to call ahead for whole hog.


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            Brian Lindauer Oct 10, 2010 07:53 PM

            I'm pretty sure either Richardson or Peach Creek Farms would sell you a whole hog, and I've had delicious pork from both. Somebody else suggested Sebastien Bonneu (Countryside Farms), but I think he sells wild boar, which may or may not suit your needs.

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            1. re: Brian Lindauer
              tummoi Oct 12, 2010 07:54 AM

              I can confirm Jim Richardson of Richardson farms will sell you a whole hog. At least he sold me one last year.

            2. Homero Oct 10, 2010 12:22 PM

              I believe Sebastian Bonneu sells whole pigs. I don't his contact info, but I believe he is a frequent attraction at local farmers markets. I had also heard that you could buy a whole pig from Din Ho. Not sure about the veracity of that claim, but it is worth checking out.

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              1. re: Homero
                scrumptiouschef Oct 10, 2010 02:59 PM

                Longhorn Meat on MLK has what you need.

                1. re: scrumptiouschef
                  Alan Sudo Oct 13, 2010 03:42 PM

                  Yep - got mine at Longhorn Meats and roasted it Cuban style with a homemade mojito marinade. Very reasonably priced. It's best to call ahead to find out when the next truck is due and to give them an approximate size (this one was about 90 lbs if I remember correctly).
                  They also have a really great spicy sausage and sage sausage made in house. Really friendly folks, too.

              2. dinaofdoom Oct 10, 2010 11:41 AM

                no clue but maybe call some local purveyors like richardson farms?

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