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Nov 2, 2011 03:25 PM

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.


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  1. not sure--but my best guess would be Stehlin's Market in Colerain. They are very helpful and would give advice if they don't carry it.

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    1. Would be willing to bet they carry it at Junle jim's in Fairfield. Call before you go. If you haven't been there, and you like to cook, you should just go for a visit. Google it to see what I mean.

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      1. re: Diane in Bexley

        Thanks! That's a good idea. I can't remember if I ever looked for it there before, but I'm headed up that way soon so it's a good excuse for a visit. That place is like an amusement park for cooks!

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        1. 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!