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whole pork belly question

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Just called nahunta pork center and wanted to order a whole pork belly. They said they are about 5 lbs.. I thought whole bellies are about 8 lbs and up.....will I be ordering something that has been trimmed or cut in half..... they want 3.19 per lb... its the only place I can get it..... havent ordered yet until I get some info from you fine folks.....



post #2 of 10

Is this a local store or is this on the internet?

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

local Al. its a pork outlet here in raleigh. They have a pork center out in goldsboro and have a small outlet store  at the farmers market

post #4 of 10

Most bellies come in a case with 2 bellies.

Smithfield or the last one I got came from D.L.Lee and sons from Alma Ga.Purchased at a small local store with a buthcher shop. They have gator too...

All the bellies I have bought so far are 12 to 17 pounds.

Find a family store with with a butcher shop and ask to buy a case of bellies. Or an Asian market,they use lots of bellie.

The price has always been different for me..the last buy was 2.99 but the bellies are awesome.

Keep looking..



post #5 of 10

I envy you guys. There is no place around here to get pork bellies. We don't have one butcher shop in Highlands County.

post #6 of 10

Joe I would go look at it and see what it is. That's small for a belly but possibly they cut them in half or something. I've gotten them like Craig has two in a case and I have gotten them 5-6 in a case but almost all of them have been 8-11 lbs each piece

post #7 of 10
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Thats one problem.. I cant see the belly.... I order it andThey have to bring it from their main store to the farmers market outlet.... I will keep looking around. There arent a lot of places to by pork belly around here. I will check into the aisain markets but I dont think I would want to buy anything from them.. you should see some of the stuff they sell in there... the dept of agriculture visits them a lot around here.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

google searched pork belly in Raleigh NC and found someone had the same dilemma. Had answers to his question to try grand Asian market. I called and they carry them. will head up there tomorrow......Thanks for the help. I'll let ya know what I find



post #9 of 10

I get mine one at a time from one of the many small family butcher shops in this area.


I have paid anywhere from $2 per pound, without the skin to $3 per pound, but $3.19 could be a fair price for the current Pork Belly market.


The ones I got have all been between 8lb & 12 lbs.




post #10 of 10

the last 2 bellies I bought were trimmed and skinned and wieghed 11-13lbs

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