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The Corner of Kentucky and Pine
Lakeland, FL, 33801
United States

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Your one stop shop for food, fashon, inspiration, and rugged DIY. 

Now Open Weekdays

The Poor Porker

Photo by Penny and Finn

Normally we would consider posting this picture so early in the week cruel and unusual. Who wants to look at such mouth watering bliss when they have to wait until Saturday to indulge?

Well now you don't have to wait!

In addition to our normal Saturdays at the Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market, The Poor Porker will now be open Wednesday - Friday on the Catapult Lakeland Patio.

Now Open                                                                                                                         Wednesday - Friday 7 am - 11 am         

331 S. Florida Ave                                                                                                                 Lakeland, FL 33801

Stop by for fresh beignets and coffee. Enjoy something to make your work day a bit more bearable!


Liquids Smoking Kit

The Poor Porker

Fancy an instant campfire in a cup with out setting off the smoke alarm? Then our liquid smoking kit is perfect for you.  Our kit allows you to add a perfect hickory smoked flavor to any liquid you choose.

Our special Liquid Smoking Chicory is slow roasted and hand smoked in small batches to achieve the perfect smoky flavor.


The beauty of our liquid smoking kit is its simplicity. For years chefs, foodies, and mixologists have been using a variety of complex methods to infuse their food and drinks with smoky flavor. Unfortunately most of them are super expensive and overall very in effective.


The cigar inspired box is hand crafted locally by the talent Thomas Monaco. Our filters are all hand cut and sewn locally. The chicory is slow roasted and hand smoked in small batches to give it that perfect hickory flavor.

We hope you are as excited as we are about this new and exciting Liquid Smoking Kit, now available in our store.

Check back soon for new smoky recipes!



The Poor Porker

We are busy updating the website, blog, and store to bring you the best!. We have lots of exciting things on the horizon so stay tuned!

Hand Smoked Chicory


I'm in love with chicory. The smell, the taste, the whole small batch hand smoking experience just speak to me. Ancient Egypt and Rome used it for medical purposes and ate it as a vegetable. In the 1800's coffee was considered a luxury item; instead people brewed chicory as an economical replacement. Again in the 1930's during the Great Depression people returned to chicory as a replacement for coffee.

Chicory Coffee

1 Tbs Ground Chicory 1 Tbs Ground Coffee 6 oz Water

Blend the coffee and chicory and then brew with 6 oz water. Caffeine Free Chicory "Coffee"

1 1/2 Tbs Ground Chicory 6 oz Water

blend and brew, steep, or use your favorite french press.

There are numerous ways to use chicory. Just like coffee the strength people enjoy varies from person to person. Play around with the ratios to develop your perfect flavor.

You can always pick up some of our hand smoked small batch chicory at our local farmers market booth or order online at our new web store! 

Check back for more chicory recipes coming soon!


DIY Belt Chairs


I love these chairs. They are the perfect combination of color, design, and rustic charm. Best of all, they are ridiculously easy to make!

All you need is an old and unloved chair, a bag full of thrift store belts, and a hand full of lathe screws.

Its a basic over under weave pattern and a little patience.

If you make your own make sure to send us pictures! We'd love to see them all.


Coming Soon


We've been hard at work designing, finding, and printing the most amazing T-shirts, Raglans, and Hoodies. These awesomely soft and amazing items are all made in the USA and printed locally here in Lakeland! This and so much more coming February 1st our store!! Stay tune for more sneak peeks and store updates!


Sweater Weather


I was digging through some stuff and came across this old book of knitting patterns. It was love at first sight! Get a load of these designs and the oh so suave men wearing them.

The Rugged Individualist and Executive Material indeed.

Here we have the Stag at Ease, The Viking, and The Crew Captain. This last one seems perfect for Florida winters.

Last but not least, Streamlined Design, Good Mixer, and The Request Number. That bow tie is just too much!

I hope you are bundled up in such high fashion and enjoying your sweater weather!


Junk Sale


Yes, December 13th, a week from today, is our junk liquidation sale and we will be getting rid of tons of great stuff. We have been working hard to clean out our house and our shop. Everything is priced to move, so please stop by between 8 and 3 and see what you can find. We have vintage furniture, clothing, and jewelry. Plus there are tons of locally gathered salvage and funky finds.

Check out these signs. Can you believe we are selling them? Drop by early before some one else snatches them up!

We will have so many neat vintage finds you wont want to miss! Stay tuned this week for more sneak peeks!


Tomboy Style and dream following


I remember the day my friend Brooke showed me the blog Tomboy Style. She just knew I'd be in love. Honestly, before then, I wasn't much of a blog reader... Or much of a social networker of any kind for that matter. I was intimidated by the whole idea.

…But my dear Brookie is one of my all time favorite fashionistas and would never ever steer me in the wrong direction.

Brooke was right, Lizzie Garrett Mettler is a tomboy style genius. Her thoughtful writing, eye for beautiful things and authenticity, quite frankly, made me want to be her friend forever. Yeah, I just said that.  Cool, I am not.

Fast forward a year or so and I grew some balls (yeah, I just said that too).

I decided to take the power of social networking into my own hands, throw caution to the wind and tweet Lizzie herself. I wanted to tell her how much of an inspiration she was to me. Do ridiculously busy writers and bloggers tweet back? If you're Lizzie you do.

Oh my, when I got that tweet, I ran around the house like a crazy dancing chicken (you probably think i'm kidding).

Soon after that, she asked if I would do a Q&A for her blog, my favorite blog of all time.

Just a few weeks ago I got an email from the ever awesome Lizzie. She asked If I'd be up for a possible interview with her friend Heather JohFogarty. She was writingan article for Marie Claire magazine (holy crap) and thought I'd be a great fit. WHAT! ME?! THIS IS AMAZING!!!

A short time later I spoke to Heather, who is equally lovely. Then I was whisked away on a whirlwind trip to NYC for the photo shoot.

It was just like the movies. The Photographers, the stylists, the SHOES… it was wonderful.

Yesterday, the December issue of Marie Claire hit newsstands… and I'm in it. Whoa.

It's crazy what a little (or a lot) of dream following and putting yourself out there can do. x

Follow Lizzie Garrett Mettler HERE

Follow Heather John Fogarty HERE

Buy Lizzies book, Tomboy Style: Beyond the boundaries of fashion,HERE