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May 24, 2011 12:21 AM

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.

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  1. Just order what you want from Harvey's Guss Meats

    Harvey's Guss Meat Co
    949 S Ogden Dr, Los Angeles, CA

    1. I've heard lots of good things about Lindy and Grundy.

      1. True suckling pig's are not legal IIRC last time I looked. You can get young pigs.

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        1. re: AAQjr

          I don't see anything on a Google search about them being verboten. Can you post a link to information about that issue?

          1. re: Servorg

            No Link. Last time I bought a Pigglet in SD at the place with the plastic cow out front they said their was a minimum age for slaughter that precluded suckling pigs. I didn't do any further research as I needed the pig ASAP.

            1. re: AAQjr

              Perhaps it was simply a standard that had been set by the place they got the piglets from, based on some concern for the well being of the sow?

              1. re: Servorg

                That wasn't the impression I got. More like we'd get it for you if we could.

                1. re: AAQjr

                  Then I would simply say that they were mistaken and chock it up to "ignorance of NO law" ;-D>

                  1. re: Servorg

                    I dont know if its a law or not, but i asked Lindy (of Lindy and Grundy) about getting a suckling pig and she said that they wont touch a pig less than 3 months old...and maybe older. It didnt seem like it was a law but she seemed a bit horrified that i was even asking.

        2. Try Hop Woo at Olympic and Sepulveda

          Hop Woo
          11110 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

            1. re: raytamsgv

              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.