A local source for wild boar?
- Bill on Capitol Hill Jan 4, 2007 05:23 AM
Anybody know? Maybe one of the Eastern Market purveyors?
Market Poultry's got it. They carry it frozen all the time but will order it fresh. Canale's has sausage but I think it's part domestic pork.
Other than that, D'Artagnan delivers FedEx overnight. They have a wide variety of cuts. Canadian according to their website.
I went to Market Poultry this past weekend (Dec. 2011). They only had ribs. Why, of all the cuts from an animal, they would only have that -- I have no idea. What an odd part to have, especially for boar. Needless to say, I didn't get any.
Previously I'd ordered two loin racks from Meat On The Avenue in Alexandria (Del Ray), since I work nearby (live in the District). (I am going to pick them up this Thursday.) The butcher -- who is a real antisocial person -- said he could only get racks. Again, not really what I wanted but ok to try.
In the end, I've followed MakingSense and ordered from d'Artagnan. I find their prices not prohibitive. In all I spent about $120 (including overnight shipping) and got a box full of meat -- a mini roast, a nice hefty shoulder roast, a couple dry sausages, a loin strip, and three packs of shanks. I'm planning to put the shanks into a ragu with pappardelle; we'll see what I do with the other stuff.
Oh, and I don't know why Dakota Guy said that "wild" boar is from a farm. Maybe some of it is but the boar from d'Artagnan was labeled *feral* animal meat. :D nom nom nom