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Suckling pig

Indirect Heat Mar 25, 2014 08:30 AM

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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    smtucker RE: Indirect Heat Mar 25, 2014 08:50 AM

    You might try Brambly Farms.

    1. calisson RE: Indirect Heat Jun 9, 2014 05:24 PM

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

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        hotoynoodle RE: calisson Jun 9, 2014 06:15 PM

        pigs are not herbivores and do not eat grass.

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          black_lab RE: hotoynoodle Jun 9, 2014 06:21 PM

          You might want to fact check that one.

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            hungrytommy RE: black_lab Jun 9, 2014 07:15 PM

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


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              Madrid RE: hungrytommy Jun 9, 2014 07:51 PM

              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.

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                hotoynoodle RE: Madrid Jun 10, 2014 05:59 AM

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

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                  9lives RE: hotoynoodle Jun 10, 2014 06:59 AM

                  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

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        verka RE: Indirect Heat Jun 9, 2014 08:26 PM

        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.

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