I received a meat grinder and sausage stuffer for the holidays. Any one know a good, preferably West Side source for sausage casing? Huntington Meats in the Farmer's Market has them for $30.00 a pound, but I'm hoping to find a cheaper source. I did a search, but the only posts I found where a few years old.
Sorry its not the west side but 99 Ranch carries them in its Sepulveda store. Vallarta Markets is a good source for pork fat btw. I have purchased it at Jon's Markets as well. Here's a link to a very informative website, http://lpoli.50webs.com/Sausage%20rec..., and one to an online supplier, http://www.americanspice.com/. You'll end up wanting a smoker if you don't already have one. Enjoy!
I came here to suggest Huntington Meats. Keep in mind that a lb of casings will yield you 25lbs of stuffed sausage. At $30/lb, it will likely be a very small part of your cost per lb of finished sausage. I've never shopped around much for casings and if you can find quality casings at a more convenient location than by all means buy from somewhere else, but I wouldn't buy just based on price. You don't want the cheapest casings that will rip easily or stick together and be much harder to stuff when you consider that the casings are a relatively small cost of your total cost per lb of finished sausage. Huntington Meats also offers a sausage class periodically which I'd highly recommend.