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g rote May 2, 2007 08:43 PM

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  1. g rote RE: g rote May 2, 2007 08:44 PM

    Not a whole duck...that's too easy...I need 6 of them cleaned & ready to cook. Preferably in MPLS or the near Western suburbs.

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      KTFoley RE: g rote May 2, 2007 09:00 PM

      I don't know if there are any butcher/fowler questions for MSP anymore where the first answer wouldn't be to try Clancy's at 43rd & Upton Ave S. in the Linden Hills neighborhood of South Minneapolis. If they don't have them in stock, they'll likely have a good idea how & where to special order them.

      If it comes to that (and if your second mortgage is all paid off) you can special order pretty much anything from Byerly's.

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        AGallagh RE: KTFoley May 3, 2007 04:13 AM

        That being said, your best bet is to order them. I went on this "wild duck chase" about a year ago with no success. Muscovy duck breasts are the best. Byerly's does not carry them, or didn't at the time. Dean and Deluca carries a crossbreed which they claim is better. They will ship them right to your door, or you can drive to Kansas City to pick them up, which is what I did. Call ahead to make sure they have them in stock. What a great excuse for a road trip!

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        djohnson22 RE: g rote May 3, 2007 09:17 AM

        I know that Lund's (and I would presume also Byerly's) carries both whole duck as well as just breasts. They are located in the frozen meat case.

      3. Karl Gerstenberger RE: g rote May 3, 2007 05:35 AM

        Wild Acres Processing
        Pequot Lakes - CROW WING County
        (218) 568-5748, (218) 820-1257

        Hours: Call for hours.

        Featured Products & Services: Chicken, Duck, Game Birds (see also Duck, Pheasant, Quail...), Goose (see also Game Birds), Mail/Online Order Available

        We are a family owned farm that was established in 1969. We have been supplying "five star" restaurants and hotels since 1978, in Minnesota and throughout the United States.

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          soupkitten RE: g rote May 3, 2007 01:28 PM

          if you are interested in getting ducks straight from the farm here are 2 great searchable resources to find the place nearest you, or the place that can supply to your specifications.

          http://www.eatwild.com/products/index...

          http://www2.mda.state.mn.us/webapp/mn...

          1. bluesman13 RE: g rote May 4, 2007 06:17 AM

            I've seen them in the frozen case at Byerlys.

            1. Michael Florey RE: g rote May 4, 2007 06:55 AM

              Surdyk's carries d'Artagnan products and often has duck breast. You can also order them direct from d'Artagnan, and also from Chefshop.com

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                g rote RE: Michael Florey May 5, 2007 04:40 PM

                If time hadn't been of the essence, I would have had a few added to the Wild Acres weekly delivery that we get @ work...instead I went to Clancy's and I was BLOWN AWAY by their meats. They were sourced from Au Bon Canard in Caledonia, MN from ducks raised for fois gras...they are about 14oz each! and when I slightly rendered the fat (going to finish them in the oven in a few hours) the fois-like flavor was intoxicatingly rich.

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                  KTFoley RE: g rote May 5, 2007 08:19 PM

                  I love that place.

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