ISO a whole suckling pig
I'm looking for a baby pig for a bbq and I don't know where to start looking for one.
Nothing too big since its gotta fit inside my bbq and price is a consideration if I have alot of options but I can't seem to find any.
Just order what you want from Harvey's Guss Meats
Harvey's Guss Meat Co
949 S Ogden Dr, Los Angeles, CA
I'm looking for a 40-50 pound pig for a backyard roast and Alexander's was recommended to me as well.
They source their pigs from Northern CA. In the 40-50 range, prices run about $4.75lb. However, if you get up above 50, from about 50--55, it drops to $3.75. As was explained to me, it's more work for the pig farm to go out and find a smaller pig. Also, these pigs are delivered fresh, not frozen.
I also contacted McCall's. I didn't ask where they sourced from but their ballparked me a price between $5-6/lb for their pigs.
I'll probably try calling one of the local Chinese supermarkets to get their prices. I recently participated in a whole pig roast in Oregon (though the pig was sourced, frozen, from Iowa). A 40lber from them ran $3.50/lb (including tax) which is a pretty good deal; not sure if LA will have any options as affordable, esp. for a non-frozen pig.
If people have other options, I'd love to know. I'd call Lindy and Grundy but I'm not trying to drive to West Hollywood to pick this up; I'm looking strictly eastside.