Source for leaf lard near Cincinnati?
Any locavore experts out there who know of someplace in the SW Ohio-No KY-SE Indiana area where I can find locally produced leaf lard? Preferably already rendered.
I've been on the same hunt so keep me updated on your findings. I haven't looked since last year when all of my attempts came up null and void. I hunted around Findley Market where none of the proprietors had any idea what I was talking about. I tried Jungle Jim's where I was led to a tub on the shelf of regular hydrogenated lard. It might be worth calling Jungle Jims. You might get better info that way. I ended up ordering some leaf lard a couple of weeks ago from Prairie Pride Farms in MN. I've only used it once and I was surprised that I could taste it in the biscuits I made (I used 5 TBS butter and 3 TBS lard). It wasn't as neutral as I was expecting. I've never used leaf lard before so I'm not sure if that is normal. I also tried Humbert's and, likewise, they did not know what I was referring to by leaf lard.
So, good luck! And keep me posted!