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Nov 7, 2006 04:08 AM

Local Ostrich?

Is there a local (South Bay would be best, but within 100 miles is the goal) source for ostrich? Silver Oak Farms is no more (AFAIK.) I have been very satisfied with the ostrich fans (I'm a fan!) I've ordered in the past from Errer Hill Farms

But they're in Pennsylvania, and I'd love to have a more local source.

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  1. Are you looking for a place that serves it or a place where you can buy the meat to cook at home?

    I've actually found frozen medalions of ostrich meat in a small stand alone freezer case at an Albertsons in San Jose. You could try giving them a call.

    1. According to old articles, you can sometimes get ostrich at Bud's Custom Meats in Penngrove. They've been closed when I've gone by (open signs notwithstanding) but it's probably worth a call--(is Penngrove withing 100miles?). Their number's 707.795.8402. Hours M-Sat 8-5 (can't remember if I was there within those days/hours, just that the sign said open and the store definitely wasn't).

      Bud's Custom Meats
      7750 Petaluma Hill Road
      Penngrove, CA 94951

      1. There's a few ostrich farmers in Morgan Hill and Gilroy. All I can say is I met a few through aquintences. Never got specifics but there's a few down there, free range, family operations.

        1. As per previous posts, I assume you want to buy meat. Polarica in SF has it ( They are mostly wholesale, so most any butcher in the Bay Area who sells fans is getting 'em are $17/lb. Frozen, I assume, but so are the ones from PA I trust. They are M-F 9-5 for the store, but (again, mostly wholesale) do deliver and ship.

          1. IIRC, there is a billboard on 680 North advertising Ostrich. Between 84 and 580.