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Heritage pork availability in the MSP area

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bkmnus Sep 10, 2012 05:05 PM

Hi all,

I want to purchase some heritage pork, either duroc or berkshire, without having to purchase a whole or half pig. Are there any butcher shops or meat stores in the Twin Cities that sell smaller portions?

Thanks for any assist!

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  1. mitch cumstein RE: bkmnus Sep 10, 2012 06:17 PM

    The Co-ops are a good start. The Fresh Air pork and pastures a plenty are both berkshire, and you should be able to find them definitely at Seward. I don't know about where to find the Duroc, unless you find compart family duroc(lund's, kowalski's maybe?), but I think the Berkie is pretty nice. Clancey's would also have probably berkshire, I think from Tim Fisher. A little Red Wattle would be fun, but haven't seen it except for whole hog. Heartland usually has some Mangalitsa in some form, they are worth a call.

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      JimGrinsfelder RE: bkmnus Sep 10, 2012 07:25 PM

      Coastal Seafood sells berkshire pork cuts.

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        getgot211 RE: bkmnus Sep 10, 2012 09:02 PM

        yes Clanceys carries Fisher Farm pork. Seward has Pastures a Plenty. you can get Prarie Pride Farm stuff directly from them at the St. Paul farmers market.

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          eastsidegirl RE: bkmnus Sep 11, 2012 07:45 AM

          Prairie Pride Farm sells Berkshire pork at the Saint Paul Farmers Market. We love their sausages!

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            semanticantics RE: bkmnus Sep 11, 2012 08:20 AM

            I'm not a meat eater, but I definitely noticed Berkshire pork on offer at the St. Paul Farmers Market this past weekend.

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