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Jan 23, 2013 01:16 PM

Ham shanks LA/Westside

Our new-mom daughter is hankering for some split pea soup. Any ideas on a source/butcher who might carry locally raised ham shanks?

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  1. How local does local need to be?

    1. Bristol Farms, some Whole Foods...
      ...where are you?

      1. Jimenez Family Farms at the Santa Monica farmer's market occasionally has smoked and/or raw ham hocks.

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        1. re: taiwanesesmalleats

          Thanks for your suggestions. Neighbor suggested Marconda's meats at the farmers market and they had them-- real butchers with lots of exotic meats and great poultry.

        2. If you don't mind the drive, try the market at Alpine Village off the 110 freeway at Torrance Blvd. I just bought three amazing hocks there. They were big and meaty, beautifully smoked and where large enough that the butcher
          cut each of them through the bone which translated to about 5 thick slices each. I've since made two amazing pots of beans and still have many more to use.