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where to buy pork in berkeley/oakland?

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tripleee May 31, 2011 12:22 PM

hi there
was wondering what is the best place to buy good (organic or no hormones/feedlot) pork in the berkeley/oakland area?

marin sun farms?

need ~10lbs!

many thanks!

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  1. JasmineG RE: tripleee May 31, 2011 12:23 PM

    Marin Sun Farms, Cafe Rouge, and Star Grocery butcher are the best options, I think.

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    Cafe Rouge
    1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: tripleee May 31, 2011 12:26 PM

      Marin Sun Farms, Cafe Rouge, Becker Lane at the West Berkeley Bowl.

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      Cafe Rouge
      1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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        tripleee RE: Robert Lauriston May 31, 2011 03:42 PM

        got it, thanks!

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          Robert Lauriston RE: Robert Lauriston May 31, 2011 03:44 PM

          Fixing the inappropriate auto-link. They did not have Becker Lane at the original Bowl when I looked for it there.

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          Berkeley Bowl West
          920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA

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          ML8000 RE: tripleee May 31, 2011 04:09 PM

          Not organic or hormone free (might be) but for really fresh pork, Yet Sun Market in Oakland Chinatown rules. Turn over is fast and the prices rock bottom. I get pork chops sliced to order off the rack for $1.79/lb.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: ML8000 May 31, 2011 04:46 PM

            At $1.79 a pound, it's not organic, but pork from Chinese and Mexican butchers usually has better flavor than the weird, lean Frankenpork sold at chain supermarkets.

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              ML8000 RE: Robert Lauriston May 31, 2011 05:06 PM

              When I said "might be", I meant that it could be hormone free (hormone and antibiotics cost $$$). I would be very shocked if it was organic (i.e., the feed/cost). Otherwise I agree on the flavor factor, they're definitely bred not to be as lean and usually are smaller than supermarket pork/pigs.

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