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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-11-2013, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Raw sources in Los Angeles

Does anyone know/have any places they get their raw food from?
I currently buy from El Monte Wholesale meat

I was hoping to find other places to buy from and I know SoCal has a co op but I don't want to join..
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I would try Harvest Meat Company. I have used their San Diego location as well as their Sacramento location for dog food.


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Yelp or Google butchers in your area. We have ONE butcher for all of the Santa Clarita Area...and when I went in there asking for weird things (turkey neck, chicken back...that kinda weird) he immediately said "Oh! you're feeding a dog?" and started listing everything he's made for people. Even said that once I figured out what I wanted on a regular basis he'd either order it for me or if he had it make it cut the way I wanted with no extra charge!

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Thanks for posting, was going to start my search too since I'm in the LA area and getting my pup in 5 weeks Didnt want to join the co-op
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I'm trying to figure out how to join the co-op. I paid $1.89lb for the turkey necks...co-op advertises 0.49-0.79lb...well worth it in my opinion! Especially if I want to go start feeding the more expensive meats! They can get venison and bison and ostrich! All cheaper than the butcher. I also am having a hard time finding out if he can get green tripe, which the co-op can get. I think it's worth it for one day a year to volunteer.

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from what I read on the site, you just have to place your first order, and from there they will ask you to schedule your volunteer date and go from that

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 09:31 PM
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If you are looking for tripe, try 909-244-7691 (Walnut area).

I get chicken backs from Puritan Poultry at the farmer's market on fairfax. As I get 30-40 lbs at a time, they sell it to me at 69 cents/lb.

I get fish and organs from asian markets, beef at restaurant supply stores.

I joined socal barf but found it to be inconvenient and quality was marginal.
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thank you for the input. I was thinking asian market & restaurant supply stores would be my go-to places
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-20-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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I've gone to 99ranch for some things not found in your normal market but the prices weren't the best.

Bikecafe, Is that number you left for green tripe?

L&t meat company is another wholesaler
Also harvest meat company (vernon,ca) I've spoken to and was told they would sell to me as long as I bought by the case
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