whole pork belly question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by boykjo, May 7, 2011.

  1. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    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.....

    Joe
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Is this a local store or is this on the internet?
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    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
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    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..

      Craig
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    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
     
  7. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    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.
     
  8. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    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

    Joe
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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.

    Bear
     
  10. jeff 1

    jeff 1 Smoke Blower

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

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