I have a similar question. I'm thinking of buying a big bucket of lard, but it's too big for my freezer. The farmer said I could just leave the bucket outside all winter. The temperature here fluctuates between 0 degrees F and 50 degrees F all winter, so I'm not sure how that sort of temperature instability would affect the lard. Anyone know?
Also, what's a reasonable price to pay for local lard? This farmer is not certified organic, but he claims that all his animals are pastured. He has quoted me a price of $2.50 per pound of lard, which seems too expensive to me.
Thanks for any lard advice!