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Mar 25, 2014 08:30 AM

Suckling pig

Anyone know a source of suckling pig? (Ideally in Cambridge/Arlington, but could go further for pig). We're planning a pig roast for May, and want to buy a young or suckling pig to roast.

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    1. Savenors gets whole pigs (free range, grass fed I think) for Posto's pig roasts--they could probably get you one.

      6 Replies
      1. re: calisson

        pigs are not herbivores and do not eat grass.

        1. re: hotoynoodle

          You might want to fact check that one.

          1. re: black_lab

            Pigs do eat grass, but a grass fed pig would be horribly unnatural. Wild pigs are omnivores.


            1. re: hungrytommy

              Pigs are omnivores who are often pasture raised in humane environments. They eat leaves, grass, roots, fruits, actually just about anything. They forage. However, they are not at all like grass-fed cows, who eat only grass.

              1. re: Madrid

                they're omnivores and while they do forage in pastures, they are NOT grass-fed. sorry if i phrased that badly.

                1. re: hotoynoodle

                  This brings to mind a very graphic movie scene with Anthony Hopkins.

                  I won't post the link.

                  For those inclined, google "pig eating man movie."

                  Warning.. R rated for violence

                  MF Dulock in Somerville can likely get you a suckling pig

      2. We ordered one from McKinnon's meats in Davis sq. a few years ago. It was a bit on a larger side, maybe 15 to 20 pounds. But was extremely yummy, I would call them.