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rtogio Apr 16, 2013 05:34 PM

I think the title of the thread says it all, but to reiterate, does anyone know where you can buy a whole (slaughtered) pig in the LA area? Preferably with all the offal or blood available, but if that's not feasible that' understandable.

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    ns1 Apr 16, 2013 05:47 PM

    everything you ever wanted to know

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/852960

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      PattyC Apr 17, 2013 06:03 AM

      Cal Poly Pomona Meat Science Dept http://www.csupomona.edu/~meatlab/ They will give you the offal but they do not clean the stomach, intestines, etc. I got mine in one big box fresh on the day of slaughter and separated and cleaned it myself. I didn't ask about blood.

      Rainbow Ranch Farms http://www.rainbowranchfarms.com/ You can ask for the offal. I buy meat from them regularly but haven't purchased a whole animal before so I don't know how it comes.

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        CLowe Apr 21, 2013 05:17 PM

        Wow, that thread that ns1 posted is legit.

        We bought from Lindy & Grundy last year and rented the Caja China roasting box from them, too. All worked out well, though it looks like there are more affordable options out there.

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          WileysHungryAgain Apr 22, 2013 07:26 AM

          Check out ReRide Ranch on Google and FB. There's been some press in the recent past about them.

          L&G actually sources some of their pigs from them, so you'd be saving a ton, off their crazy retail markup.

          They're local (Santa Clarita) and they're raising healthy sustainable products.

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            Butter Fight Apr 22, 2013 12:22 PM

            + 1 for Reride. They have the best pork I've ever had and the owners obvious care very much about their product. Besides L&G they also supply the pig for the whole hog dinner at Ford's Filling Station if I remember correctly.

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