My wifes mother and aunt both work at my local grocery store and i kind of know the main "butcher" there. I've made requests for sausage casings before(yet unfulfilled) of him. I think your right about thier actual ability to get pork belly, i just haven't pushed the right button yet. I'll have to see if i can pull some strings and ask again. Problem is jumping through a bunch of hoops may get it once, but i dont know if i can consistently get it after that.