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Anyone buy from the Flying Pigs Farm at the Union Square Greenmarket?

PrinceZuko Sep 28, 2013 07:30 AM

How does it compare to the meat sold at the butcher? Is it worth it? I went there to buy some leaf lard the other day and almost bought a pork loin roast. I may go there later today or next week but what do you think?

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    JeffOverley Oct 3, 2013 06:10 PM

    Haven't tried any of the really pricey cuts, but the basics, e.g. Canadian bacon, are like a completely different meat - marbled, rich, unreal. In fact, they're so good that I spent $75 last month just to ship one package of Canadian bacon & one package of brats to the West Coast for my dad's birthday ($50 for shipping).

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      AubWah Oct 1, 2013 11:31 AM

      I buy their eggs

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        GDSwamp Sep 29, 2013 09:12 PM

        Best pork you'll ever eat.

        (and don't trim off the fat. It's amazingly flavorful. Leave it on and with a little salt/pepper/herbs you don't need anything else).

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          rrems Sep 29, 2013 08:40 AM

          It's the best. You can't get this quality even from most of the best butchers. The blade roast is incredible. It's a cut you don't normally find, and the best pork roast I've ever eaten. Sausages are great too.

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            Ann900 Sep 28, 2013 03:47 PM

            i've been buying from them for years, IMO you can't go wrong with anything you buy from them- some of the best pork around. more than worth the price.

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              Simon Sep 28, 2013 10:17 AM

              Great place...some of best eggs in the Greenmarket imo and like their chorizo too...

              1. mcf Sep 28, 2013 08:39 AM

                I know someone who used to regularly. Really likes all their products.

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                  erica Sep 28, 2013 08:54 AM

                  I buy all my sausages, bacon, and my eggs, at that stand. They also sell chicken stock in season. Lovely people and excellent products.

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                    nokitchen Sep 30, 2013 12:24 AM

                    I second the recommendation for their eggs. Based on this thread I'm going to have to try some of their other stuff.

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                  kathryn Sep 28, 2013 07:43 AM

                  I really like their bacon.

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                    chompchomp Sep 28, 2013 08:36 AM

                    +1

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                      loratliff Sep 28, 2013 01:22 PM

                      +2

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                        Spiritchaser Sep 30, 2013 08:48 AM

                        +3

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                          rose water Sep 30, 2013 10:32 AM

                          +4. it's been ages since i've been able to catch them at a farmer's market, and there's really nothing i've found like it.

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