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Old 06-15-2018, 07:40 AM   #16
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Might just give a try and see how it is! I've gotten other things like a whole turkey and chicken from him and I must say those where the best I have ever had. They were both given to me though.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:32 AM   #17
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To echo what others have said, ask some questions and find out what exactly you're getting. If it's heritage breed, pastured pork, $5/lb is not outlandish at all. If it's crap breed, pastured, raised by the local guy then it might be too much. If it's crap breed raised in similar style as commodity pork, but still by the local guy then it's definitely too much.

All the comments on $.99 or really anything under $2/lb are almost certainly factory farmed commodity grade pork. And while I buy this most of the time too, you certainly get what you pay for. Which, in this case, is almost no "pork" flavor, a scourge on the environment, etc.

For comparison sake there is an awesome farm couple here. They raise pastured chickens/turkeys, have the best eggs I've ever eaten, and they also raise pastured Berkshires. They recently have added enough pasture to have a beef herd as well. Their price for pastured Berkshire Boston Butt is $6.50/lb. Picnics go for $5/lb. I do think that their prices tend to be a bit higher than other pastured, heritage breed vendors, but the quality is excellent and they're awesome people.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:34 PM   #18
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The restaurant depot near me is usually in the $.99 to $1.39 range and they are good quality.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:01 PM   #19
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i bought a berkshire butt once...did pulled pork...meh somewhat of a waste...all the good fat melted away...so now I stay with basic restaurant depot butts now. The berksihre would have been good for making soppresata or a cure sausage where you eat/save the fat.
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