A local source for wild boar?
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