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Old 01-28-2014, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of any meat distributors who sell stuff like pork hearts, turkey necks, etc. in the santa cruz or santa clara county areas? Driving out to Sacramento is a bit of a trek for us. I'd rather find a place more local so I can buy in 1 month increments rather than every 3 months.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have never looked for stuff like this, but have you tried the local markets like New Leaf or Shoppers Corner? I know New Leaf sells dog bones at their Capitola location.

We often go to Monterey County and I remember reading about a raw distributor down there. You may have better luck in Monterey area.
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Forgot about Corralitos Market - with all those sausages they make you'd think they'd have pig parts.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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We're overwintering in the Bay area so I can actually help out on this one... maybe!

I've heard The Raw Connection in Carmel is good, but I don't know what they carry, where they source their meats, or their pricing. It's a retail shop that carries pre-made raw and kibble as well, so it might be more expensive than a grocery or butcher's shop. Still-- closer than Sac by far and you can take your pups to that lovely white sand beach!

SF has a raw co-op (SF Raw Feeders) but their price list looks extraordinarily expensive. Plus there is a yearly membership fee. I think they do pick-ups in the south bay but when I looked into them it didn't seem like a cost-effective way at all to feed.

There have to be some Mexican markets in Watsonville-- I have no clue where to begin looking, but if you could find one it might be pretty cheap.

Either way, I'll be interested to hear if anyone else knows of a good supplier for this area.
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