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pork fatback

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Anyone know a source for fatback in the waltham/watertown area? I'd be willing to travel a bit if necessary. I've asked at a couple of butchers, Market Basket (Burlington), HMart and my usual supermakets and come up empty. Best I've seen is saltpork. Any suggestions appreciated.

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  1. If Concord is not too far, contact Pete and Jen's Backyard Birds. They don't always have it, but they would probably be willing to put some aside for you.

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    Backyard Birds
    159 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA 01742

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    1. re: PinchOfSalt

      Been meaning to get out there anyway, thanks for the tip.

    2. Depending on what you want it for, i have bought it sliced from Savenor's in Cambridge to use as lining for pate/terrines. I think they pretty much always have it, but I'd call first if you are making a special trip.

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      1. re: qianning

        I'm looking for it to make terrines/pates, more as part of the grind than to line. I'll keep Savenor's in mind if P&J's doesn't work out. Thanks.

        1. re: cods

          Other thing is if you start with a shoulder you get pork meat and LOTS of fat...

          1. re: StriperGuy

            Thanks for tips all.

            @StriperGuy
            I actually have a bit frozen from prepping a shoulder for Momofuku recipes, it's good stuff for sure, and the confit jelly is pretty wonderful as well (though salty).

      2. Not really in your target area, but I saw some great-looking fatback at Foodie's Urban Market in the South End recently.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

        1. I might have seen it at McKinnon's in Davis Sq. Then again, I might not have. Give them a call I guess.

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          McKinnon's Meat Market
          239 Elm St, Somerville, MA

          1. If you ask the butcher at your local supermarket...

            But McKinnon's in Somerville for sure.