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post #21 of 29

Finally found a local butcher who carries pork belly; skin on or skin off, cut to size......$7.99 a pound!!!!!!

 

I guess I'll keep looking...th_crybaby2.gif

 

 

Kevin

post #22 of 29

Got a price quote today from Sysco Co. They are a food service co. Farmland pork belly 65# box $1.59 pound. Skin on. Not freezer space just now. But soon. CF

post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Couger78 View Post

Finally found a local butcher who carries pork belly; skin on or skin off, cut to size......$7.99 a pound!!!!!!

 

I guess I'll keep looking...th_crybaby2.gif

 

 

Kevin

 

 

That guy must be either smoking the rind or too many head first crashes into the waves!!! $7.99/lb....really? If I wanted to and have bought some really good smoked bacon from a farmers market for $4.99/lb. All you have to do is cook it and eat it. But than again, I am not familiar with pork belly prices throughout the nation.

post #24 of 29

I do have to admit, I'm more than a little jealous of my friends south of the border when it comes to pricing on a lot of these cuts.

 

I just came from one of my local butchers.  I asked how much he could sell me a pork belly.  I was told from $4.50-$5 a pound.  

 

I have the impression that I'm being gouged since there is so little choice around here.  I'm going to go and chat with the butcher at a few other markets in the area, hopefully I'll find something better. 

post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by FBO13 View Post

I have the impression that I'm being gouged

Me too. But apparently it's all supply and demand (LOL).
post #26 of 29
kevin,
it appears you are in Nor Cal. look for a Cash and Carry or Smart and Final. they have bellys (skin on) still at the $ 3.29lb range when i was at the Portland branch last week. i think they go as far south as So Cal.

Tom
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by Oregon Smoker View Post

kevin,
it appears you are in Nor Cal. look for a Cash and Carry or Smart and Final. they have bellys (skin on) still at the $ 3.29lb range when i was at the Portland branch last week. i think they go as far south as So Cal.

Tom

I can only wish for that kind of pricing so far.  I'm in eastern Quebec.  Around here, people wouldn't know what to do with a pork belly if they saw it, so butchers don't order them unless you badger them.  

 

Then you get the standard questions like:  "What are you going to do with that?" or "Are you sure you know what you're doing?" or "You sure you wouldn't like a nice T-Bone instead?"

 

I've got a couple more places to check, hopefully I'll find something more interesting on the pricing front.

post #28 of 29

Prices have really jumped up for bellies out here in British Columbia also.In January i was paying around $3.Lb  cdn and last week they were up over $4.25lb cdn.( from a small wholesaler on select lean belly that i buy from)

post #29 of 29

This week my local store has it for CDN$2.79 per pound.

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