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post #41 of 89

Believe it or not, it was a 3 belly case.

post #42 of 89

Those are big bellies

post #43 of 89

The 13lbs was the little one. The other 2 are 22 and 18 lbs.

post #44 of 89

I haven't been able to find them here either!

post #45 of 89

crazy i just paid 5.49 at whole foods for a belly in ri.  Hell i work there, thats crazy.  I gotta talk to the meat tl.  What you have is the skin on spare ribs on and what not.  Mabey the belly they sell is all cleaned up. Cause thats nuts if not.  i m gonna print that pic an show him tell him this is what i want.

post #46 of 89

I'm sorry knowitall , but that's funny , with a name like you are using you just can't be telling stories like this , someone here will remember and sneak-up and bite you in the back-side .

 

Hehehe , just foolin' , I can do it today.biggrin.gif

 

This is one I would get a spiral notebook and record , and read it before you start the next one , wait , and continue to keep a log of your cooks , this helps polish the edges some , we all must learn something each daywazzapp.gif, I used to but , after 60 , you just don't give a hoot..............

 

Have fun and.................

post #47 of 89

okay does this sound right, the meat manager said that pork side is belly and the it's 5.99 pound.  Thats crazy you pay 1.99 in nc and i pay 5.99 in ri.  He said it's more available in nc, true but something is not right here.  bAnybody in the meat industry have two cents on this one.

post #48 of 89

I think you need to find a different meat place. That's a good price Joel. I guess when I start makin bacon I'll go in on some with you. If that's OK.

post #49 of 89

So you got 54.9 lbs of belly for the price of  one belly ??? NICE SCORE!!!!

post #50 of 89

If you have a distributor in your area that sells to restraunts and small stores.  check w/ them .

 We have a few here and most of them will sell to the public.

 Their prices to you will also let you know how far your friendly butcher is bending you over.

post #51 of 89

I picked up the bellies for the demo at N Fla gathering today and I ended up with a 5 belly case  63 lbs for 2.02 lb plus 7% sales tax.   Seems like the wholesaler sent them the 5 belly case instead of what I wanted the 3 belly case.  I did get a 20 cent per lb discount and I didn't want to hang them with the extra bellies so I took the entire case.  

post #52 of 89

I am going to pick up a case at a local meat processor (makes sausages, bacon, ham, weiners, etc) today.  They sell them for $2 per pound.  Best price I could find in my area.  Local butchers wanted twice that.  Definitely worth a look if you have someone like that in your area.  Oh and another tip, if they say they don't have any don't just accept that and give up.  Ask them if they could get you some if you gave them a week or so notice.  The place I am going said they didn't have any, but the sales person didn't know that he could just ask the packers to set some aside.  He knows now!

 

Bigfish

post #53 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by alelover View Post

I think you need to find a different meat place. That's a good price Joel. I guess when I start makin bacon I'll go in on some with you. If that's OK.



 

Sure Scott. I have another case on order now.

post #54 of 89

Thanks Joel. It will be a little while. I have got to convert my old fridge. That could be a good little project we can work on at the gathering. I have tools. sawzall.gif

post #55 of 89
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Originally Posted by alelover View Post

Thanks Joel. It will be a little while. I have got to convert my old fridge. That could be a good little project we can work on at the gathering. I have tools. sawzall.gif



 

Sure. Although I am not so far away that we can do it after all of the gatherings are done.

post #56 of 89

I was thinking if we got bored and wanted something to do.

post #57 of 89

I can't believe it.... been wanting to make some bacon for awhile now but wasn't too sure where to buy fresh bellies. Well biggrin.gif..... I just found my source, a two minute drive from my house! What a nice young man (owner) and very helpful also!  Put my order in for two fresh bellies rind/off at $2.09lb. From what I've seen in this thread, that is a great price! Also according to him, the price of pork is going icon14.gif DOWN...... I hope he's right! I couldn't help myself and dropped $28 for some smoked goodies.....I think we both (owner and myself) deserved it biggrin.gif


Edited by JP61 - 4/17/12 at 9:20am
post #58 of 89

Enjoyed all post on prices. Pork bellies here are hard to find. Got one from the local store $2.99 rind on. After the rind was removed not much left.

I just got another one from our local Mexican store, so far it looks really good. $2.68 pound weighed 16 pounds. Still looking for better meat and better prices.

CF

post #59 of 89

Found pork belly today, food service vendor. Sysco co. Farmland brand, 65# case frozen $1.59 pound, rind on. I have no freezer space just now but hope to soon.

Best price I have found so far. CF

post #60 of 89
Call around to local small butchers. I just got a case of 5 full bellies, 56.4 lbs, for $1.90 a pound. Lately, single bellies have been going up in price averaging around $2.70 a pound in Eastern Pa.
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