collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Pork back fat source  (Read 1319 times)

Offline Stein

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 8813
  • Location: Arlington
Pork back fat source
« on: January 15, 2021, 07:36:28 PM »
Anyone know of a good source for pork back fat in the Everett-Mt. Vernon area?  I keep calling Sylvana, but they either don't have it or are not answering their phone.

I would drive a fair distance to get some, looking for 10-20 pounds.

Offline Twispriver

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2008
  • Posts: 1634
  • Location: Granite Falls and Twisp
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 09:29:55 PM »
You might try Del Fox Meats just north of Stanwood - they'll at least answer the phone

Offline Dansk

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 318
  • Location: Mill Creek
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 11:03:22 PM »
Double DD meats in mountlake terrace... great place. A bit farther south but worth it.  I changed from del fox after it changed hands a few yrs back...

Offline nwwanderer

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 2704
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 05:49:08 AM »
You might consider shoulders at costco, probably cheaper, look for a fat one

Offline Hilltop123

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 1757
  • Location: Up on the Ump
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2021, 08:10:47 AM »
You might consider shoulders at costco, probably cheaper, look for a fat one

Cash and Carry is another source for pork butts and shoulders.

Online Southpole

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 3146
  • Location: Arlington/Oso
  • Groups: NRA
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 08:20:42 AM »
You might consider shoulders at costco, probably cheaper, look for a fat one

Cash and Carry is another source for pork butts and shoulders.
:yeah:  Silvana meats is super flakey these days. Cash and carry is what Iíd do.
$5 is a lot of money if you ain't got it

Offline Mech

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2020
  • Posts: 43
  • Location: Sequim
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 12:57:16 PM »
I am currently going though this right now.

I live on the Peninsula 25-30 percent of the time and the rest in rural California.
So yesterday I wanted to get some pig fat to make sausage today.

Iím new to this and didnít think it would be a problem.
Eff me.
It can not be found easily.

On the Peninsula I have friends that raise pigs and they are in the know.
There are also several local butchers I can turn to.
Here in CA I have to drive near 3 hours round trip to the Central Valley to get to a good supplier because Safeway and all the chain stores think Iím nuts for wanting this.

So yesterday I sent the wife to Safeway to get one pound of pig fat.
She came back with 4 jars of organic pig fat 1/4 pound jars at $15 per 1/4 pound jar.
It looked like white cream that an idiot would buy.
It was one pound and cost $60 plus tax.
$15 a jar.
*censored* me!!!

She is now returning it today.

So I am now thinking of other options.
I could spend a half day going to and from the Central Valley, I could have it sent via mail from Washington or.... maybe I could buy one of them greasy ass briskets from Costco and use the fat I trim  off of it.
Will beef fat work?
Heck I donít know, but I ainít paying $60 a pound pound for snowflake type pork fat.

Offline Stein

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 8813
  • Location: Arlington
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 01:25:45 PM »
You might consider shoulders at costco, probably cheaper, look for a fat one

Cash and Carry is another source for pork butts and shoulders.

Yeah, I could do that, but I think the back fat is much better for charcuterie since it's a lot harder than other fat and doesn't smear as easily.  That, and there is the question of what to do with a ton of lean pork when you take all the fat off it.

I'll try a couple of the sources mentioned, thanks for the help guys.

Offline Angry Perch

  • Past Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 4873
  • Location: Sammamish
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2021, 03:00:31 PM »
You might consider shoulders at costco, probably cheaper, look for a fat one

Cash and Carry is another source for pork butts and shoulders.

Yeah, I could do that, but I think the back fat is much better for charcuterie since it's a lot harder than other fat and doesn't smear as easily.  That, and there is the question of what to do with a ton of lean pork when you take all the fat off it.

I'll try a couple of the sources mentioned, thanks for the help guys.

You're absolutey right about that. Huge diifeerence. I get mine at Uwajimaya, but I know that doesn't help you up north.

Offline Carl

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2012
  • Posts: 1008
  • Location: Mill Creek
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2021, 06:33:33 AM »
Another vote for Double DD Meats in mountlake terrace.  Maybe someone that lives south will be traveling north and meet up with you.

I've purchased pork fat here 2 times before. They know what they're doing. :tup:

Carl

Offline lionhunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 10
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2021, 07:09:52 PM »
I buy pork fat at the local grocery store.  Thereís a butcher in the meat shop there and he orders meat every week for the store.  He can order pig or beef fat in full 60 pound boxes.   Cost is around $1.00/ pound for pork fat and .60 cents/ pound for beef fat. Every store gets boxes of beef each week.  You gotta buy a full box but you can freeze the rest and sell to friends or use it next time.

Offline ganghis

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Sep 2016
  • Posts: 130
  • Location: Tacoma
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2021, 08:24:52 PM »
Probably not the answer you're looking for, but if you call the meat dept. at whole foods they'll often save pork fat trimmings for free on a certain day of the week (Wednesdays when I used to live in Seattle @ the Roosevelt Whole Foods).  Not much on an individual trip - maybe 2-3 lbs.  So it's just a cost benefit whether it's worth multiple trips vs. paying for it and going once.  I was just messing around with making 20 lbs of sausage at the time so it made sense.

Offline RobinHoodlum

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: May 2015
  • Posts: 94
  • Location: Skatcom County
Re: Pork back fat source
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2021, 08:30:48 PM »
If you're looking specifically for pork back fat, which is the best for sausage making, try Island Grown Farmers Co-Op in Edison or Skagit River Ranch east of Sedro Woolley. Seasonally available and a bit expensive, but worth it.

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Made a new trap by Humptulips
[Today at 09:55:37 PM]


2021 Bears by Rob
[Today at 09:47:22 PM]


For all the Dodge mechanics out there. (The Sequel) by predatorpro
[Today at 09:44:05 PM]


Montana Antelope 900-20 by Britt-dog
[Today at 09:35:56 PM]


Is it ever NOT a good time for ribs? by Magnum_Willys
[Today at 09:16:11 PM]


ISO: Subaru Outback by jrebel
[Today at 09:15:57 PM]


WTS powder by huntnphool
[Today at 09:00:52 PM]


WTB ladderstands by grousetracker
[Today at 08:50:54 PM]


WTB 6-8"+ .44mag revolver by mtnwkr
[Today at 08:26:02 PM]


Big Green Is Back by Alchase
[Today at 08:06:13 PM]


DIY Bed liner by L8NITE
[Today at 07:59:57 PM]


WTS: .308 and 30-06 Brass by timberhunter
[Today at 07:07:51 PM]


Scopes for 2021 WA Muzzleloader season? by Jimmy33
[Today at 07:02:39 PM]


2021 Turkeys!!! Let see those birds. by Russ McDonald
[Today at 07:01:07 PM]


Who's doing keto? by bobcat
[Today at 06:57:54 PM]


Deep Creek Rayonier permit by NrthwstHuntr
[Today at 06:55:16 PM]


English cocker spaniels? by Backstrap
[Today at 06:43:07 PM]


Chummin with the shad by metlhead
[Today at 06:34:08 PM]


Cooking morels in your freeze dried meals? by dilleytech
[Today at 05:38:05 PM]


Can't Find Ammo For Your Hunting Rifle? Here's The Solution by The Big Game Hunter
[Today at 05:16:23 PM]