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Nov 14, 2007 09:49 AM

Finding a goose

We're hoping to roast a goose for Thanksgiving. But we haven't seen them this year in our friendly neighborhood grocery store. So I'm wondering if anyone out there can point me to a store that sells a whole goose. Thanks.

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  1. Savenor's in Cambridge and Boston has them, but you have to order them. Check out their website. . .

    1. I just saw some frozen whole geese at my local Market Basket in Methuen, MA. I'm sure other branches have them as well. Ask the meat mgr.

      1. Super 88 in Malden had them last week. Frozen, whole.

        1. Whole Foods often has them around the holidays.

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          1. re: BobB

            Typically, CHanukah (as goose fat was a central European replacement for the signature oil of the holiday - and what a great replacement it is!). Always worth getting one just to roast and render the fat from for use during the coming year....

          2. The Star Market on Western Ave. in Brighton had geese and ducks when I was there last week.

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            1. re: pasuga

              I"ve seen them at Mayflower poultry in East. Cambridge, on Cambridge St. I don't think they are "fresh killed", as are their chickens, however. I"ve never bought and roasted one here (although I did do so in Buffalo once, and it was a nice change from Turkey.)

              1. re: bella_sarda

                How is the poultry at Mayflower? I have always been curious but never had the chance to stop in. Do they do Thanksgiving turkeys?

                1. re: Lowren710

                  Mayflower's poultry is excellent - the best place to get fresh capon. The place is well stocked and well run - reminds me of the butchers I grew up with (for people who've only ever purchased meats in supermarkets low or high, they might be put off by the clean smell of butchery, because supermarket butcher counters are cleansed of such honest, natural smells, even Whole Foods).

                  1. re: Karl S

                    Mmmm, Capon. Thanks for reminding me. Must roast one this weekend!