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Leaf Lard- Where to buy?

giftergirl Nov 22, 2010 08:53 AM

So I am told leaf lard makes THE best pie crust. does anyone know where to purchase it in manhattan or brooklyn? i heard flying pigs sells it as the greenmarket but they're only there on saturdays so i missed the boat on that one. thank you!

  1. k
    kathryn Nov 22, 2010 09:15 AM

    Also a lot of farm stands that are typically Saturdays only consider Thanksgiving week a special week so they'll come on Wednesday too. I'd call Flying Pigs and ask if this is the case.

    Some leads if they aren't coming in on Weds:

    1. s
      saria Nov 22, 2010 09:37 AM

      Flying Pigs is at the Union Square market on Wednesday as well. There is another farm that sells leaf lard unrendered. They sell bacon, sausages, and other pork products that they keep in a white freezer. You can pick it out yourself usually. I forget which farm it is, but they sell produce as well (and its mainly what they sell).

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      1. re: saria
        kathryn Nov 22, 2010 10:49 AM

        I thought Flying Pigs were on Wednesdays (definitely recall seeing them there in the summer) as well but the Greenmarket web site indicates they are not (perhaps they switched days as they are now there Fri and Sat).

      2. r
        rae305 Nov 22, 2010 10:16 AM

        Blu's family farm - also sells it at the greenmarket - there Wednesday & Saturday.
        north end of the park.
        Rae 305

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        1. re: rae305
          giftergirl Nov 22, 2010 12:14 PM

          thanks all- i called flying pigs and you're right they are not usually there on weds but will be there this wed and "have lots of leaf lard", lol.

        2. JungMann Nov 22, 2010 12:40 PM

          Dickson's Farmstand in Chelsea Market will have it.

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