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Order the pig well ahead of time
You won't just stumble across a whole pig in a supermarket. These need to be thoughtfully procured and pre-ordered from a trusted butcher shop. In addition to Fleisher's, The Meat Hook in Brooklyn accepts pre-orders of whole pigs five days ahead of pickup. Prices and breeds vary from shop to shop, month to month, so call around butchers to compare. You can also place orders directly with farmers at the Greenmarkets, such as Violet Hill Farm, Flying Pigs Farm or Tamarack Hollow Farm at Union Square.