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Pork Belly

wendy75

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Hello fellow PA Smokers, I was hoping someone from my area (Lancaster County or surrounding counties) might share their locations to purchase Pork Belly for smoking bacon. 

I tired Costco, and I also tried 3 local butchers and no one seems to sell slabs of pork belly.

Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Wendy
 

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wendy75

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That is what I thought as well, I live in farmland I should be tripping over places to get pork belly.

I went to Zimmerman's and the young lady that helped me looked at me crazy when I asked for pork belly, she said we sell pork stomach, I even explained to her what I wanted it for and she said no they don't sell it.

I also contacted two different Martin's Butcher shops, they all just said they butcher and sell either animals I provide to them or buy from them, they do not sell individual packages of meat.

Thanks for the suggestions Chef Jimmy J!
 

biaviian

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I get a belly from my local butcher shop a few times a year, probably 4-6.  Each time I ask for a belly they try to give me hog maw, what they call the stomach.  The owner of the shop knows me and she will let the employees go for a bit until she steps in and says that I want "fresh bacon".  I laugh every time and the owner smiles at me as I explain to the employee what I want.  We get a chuckle each time.

Karns will order a belly (not too close to you) so I imagine Giant will too.
 
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