Pork belly costs?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by billm75, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just picked up 15# at our local hispanic market for $2.69# yesterday
  2. Great - ty.  There is a homebrew shop just a few miles away. I'll check it out.
  3. I ended up getting 20lbs (frozen though) for $1.79lb.
  4. bilder

    bilder Fire Starter

    Up here there is only one place I have found that sells belly and they charge $3.29 a pound for frozen. 

    I will stick with buckboard bacon.  Only $1.48 a pound for pork shoulder at Wal-Mart.  Costco has better looking cuts at $1.65 a pound.
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ouch!'-----What do they get for the store bought Belly Bacon up there?

  6. Al - 

    Glad to find this forum.  I've been looking for pork belly on the MS coast without much luck.  What butcher shop do you use in Slidell...I'll be headed that way soon and would love to find a good source.

  7. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I get Fortenberrys to order them for me.  They are on Hwy 43 in Henleyville  between Picayunne and Crossroads.  If you can't find their number give me a call.  Ask for Lea.  You will have to order min 3 belly case  We are having a big party at my Farm in October and I generally order bellies to make bacon for the event.  I can order an extra case if you can wait till October and  only need one or two.  BTW do a search for SELA 2012  you're invited
  8. Thanks for the info Al.  I'm often at Hide-Away Lake visiting my parents so this should work perfectly. Since I'm sharing with friend,  3-4 bellies is a good amount for us to get started.  I'll give Lea a call and drop your name if you don't mind.

  9. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    HeHe,  you may want to check the price before you drop my name!!
  10. The last Belly I bought here in Tacoma, Wa. was $2.47 per pound and the whole belly was about 12 pounds.

  11. just got off the phone with the local butcher. $3.52 a pound with no skin.  12-17 pounds
  12. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    As I stated in my bacon thread (http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/122734/hickory-smoked-maple-bacon-with-pix)

    I've had a heck of a time finding pork bellies. local butcher shops want an arm & a leg for a belly ( [​IMG])— anywhere from $7.99/lb to $11.99 for organic, grass-fed pork belly.

    Now I've honestly not been to some of the ethnic markets—we've quite a few around here—on my to-do list. But I did find some real quality bellies at Whole Foods for $3.99/lb.

  13. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

      I just got an Email from Restaurant Depot. I checked the prices at the N.O. store and they are showing $1.61. Must be nice. My store is about $2.25.

    If you have a friend that owns a food place or bar, membership is free and talk them into getting you a card.[​IMG]

    Looking at the list for your store, they have stuff that I wish ours had. Must be a regional thing. For BBB, Fresh bone in Butts $1.49
  14. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rich, did you get that from a butcher, or a local store? Best I've found north of Seattle is $3.98. 


    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012
  15. I used my last pack of bacon from the freezer last weekend, so, no delay, I pick up more.  The price at my place has gone to 1.99/lb with skin on (idividually frozen belly)  OR, I can buy a 50lb box of skin off for 1.49/lb......I think you all know which route I took.  When I picked up the box it was actually 59.7 lbs.  Stay tuned for the largest bacon smoke I will probably ever do! 
  16. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    EDIT: These are skin on.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2012
  17. keiths

    keiths Newbie

    Last bacon I made  was in march and I paid 1.89 a pound. I bought a 36 pound box with 3 bellies . I have one package left so I will be making some more real soon. I get mine from a mom and pop store.
  18. Hi Mike, so sorry for the delayed reply

    I get my belly at Saars Market Place here in Tacoma.
  19. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like they're a little far for me to go. Any savings would be eaten up in gas. Thanks, though!

    I've since found Cash & Carry has 12 lb. boxes of frozen bellies for $2.12 lb., rind on.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012
  20. Hi Mike, I should have mentioned that I also found Bellies at Cash & Carry. Fact is my very first belly bacon was made from a cash & carry frozen belly. Wasn't sure how people feel about frozen bellies, but I plan to use them again and again.


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