A network to help you find organic lard in America
As a 2012 New Year's Resolution, I have decided to add this tab and over the next few weeks I will migrate and consolidate some of the information posted in the various blogs about lard resources in the past three years. So, check back!
In the LA area, check out MaCall's Meat & Fish Co., www.mccallsmeatandfish.com.
In San Diego County, SonRise Ranch, www.son-riseranchstore.com, sells unrendered leaf and back fat from pastured pigs available for purchase through their website, delivered to the following farmers markets: in Hillcrest, Little Italy, Leucadia/Encinitas or Vista.
See their web site for details. I am paying $6 a pkg, which is about 1 lb.
In central Indiana, check out Thistle Byre Farm, www.thistlebyrefarm.com.
New phone: (574) 686-2889
Many Hands Organic Farm in Barre, MA makes their lard from back fat and leaf lard combined from their pigs or those from Misty Brook Farm (www.mistybrook.com). They render the lard on a wood cook stove. It's available year round.
Visit their at www.mhof.net
To place an order: Please call us at (978) 355-2853 or email us at email@example.com
Flying Pigs Farm, http://www.flyingpigsfarm.com, does mail order.
In northwest Oregon, check out Heritage Farms Northwest, www.heritagefarmsnw.com,a small pasture farm that raises heritage Red Wattle hogs and sells the both back fat and leaf lard (unrendered) to individual customers. All their meat is processed USDA and is legal for resale. However, they can only sell the fat and you have to render it yourself. Rendering fat is easy as can be. All you need is a crock pot, some cheese cloth, and some jars to store it in.
They also finish a bunch of hogs on a chemical free hazelnut orchard each year, so offer hazelnut finished fat for a very special lard!!!
Tendergrass Farms, https://www.grassfedbeef.org
They are one of the only online sources for leaf lard, see
David Maren, General Manager
Phone: (800) 929-1785 - Ext 101
Fax: (888) 646-9255