Call, call, call some more. I found a very small local place near me that quoted me "under $2 per lb". I do have to special order a whole 35lb case and give a few days notice, but I'll have bacon for at least a month! I even talked my boss into splitting the case with me so it's not so much of a hit to my wallet.
Don't be afraid of the small guys!
"Eating 'Que isn't making me fat- it's the beer I drink while lounging by the pit."