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Where can one order good rabbit meat?

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childoftalidomide Nov 17, 2007 10:47 AM

My family is really excited for thanksgiving, because we've decided to have rabbit instead of poultry like usual (the choice was actually rabbit or duck, to my father's good humour).

So is there a market where we could actually go, or do we have to order online? Does wegmans carry that sort of thing?

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    MikeR RE: childoftalidomide Nov 17, 2007 11:44 AM

    I haven't been to the Eastern Market since the fire but I recall seeing rabbit at a stand or two there. I also wouldn't be surprised if the high end yuppie groceries like Whole Foods or Balducci's have it. Try the phone book.

    Or come to my house and you're welcome to all you can catch in my yard. There are usually three or four playing out there. I'll warn you though, they're pretty fast. <g>

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      Teddybear RE: childoftalidomide Nov 17, 2007 11:56 AM

      We get it at Balducci's in Bethesda. Used to get it at Whole Foods but they stopped carrying it.

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        MakingSense RE: childoftalidomide Nov 17, 2007 12:27 PM

        Union Meats at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill carries fresh whole rabbit on a regular basis. I think it was comfortably under $3/lb. the last time I bought it. They'll cut it up for you, too, if you've never done that before.
        They're open Tuesdays through Saturdays. Eastern Market Metro stop.

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          Tugboat RE: childoftalidomide Nov 17, 2007 12:44 PM

          You did not mention of you were looking for DC or Baltimore butin Baltimore they have rabbit at a stall in Lexington Market.

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            childoftalidomide RE: Tugboat Nov 18, 2007 09:00 AM

            Oh, sorry... I live in fairfax county, which is just East of DC. so that would probably be where I'd look.

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            NoVaDog RE: childoftalidomide Nov 19, 2007 05:25 AM

            The highest quality rabbit I've had in the area was from Balducci's. It goes for about $8/lb and it's D'artagnan branded rabbit. D'artagnan also ships, but they appear to be out of stock (and Balduccis frequently is also, at least out on the shelf). You'd also have to know how to cut it up (you want it cut up) which can be a bit tricky. There may be other places that sell their rabbit in the area; you'd need to call.

            https://www.dartagnan.com/index.asp

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              ktmoomau RE: NoVaDog Nov 19, 2007 05:46 AM

              Wegman's normally has that brand in the Sterling store, and I believe I saw it in the fairfax one, as well. It is in the corner by the butcher counter in the back left area of the store in the middle refridgerator thingy in the very back corner of it.

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              bruce in oakton RE: childoftalidomide Nov 19, 2007 05:46 AM

              I've recently had terrific fresh rabbit (sourced in Oklahoma) from Giant in Vienna - the one on Maple near Glyndon Street. Last week we had a package of hind leg portions which cost about $15 and provided two of us two good meals. I no longer buy the frozen stuff from Super H. Apart from its Chinese origin and the questionable practices there, we latterly found so much freezer burn that the meat was positively unpleasant.

              1. ITIS ME2222 RE: childoftalidomide Nov 19, 2007 01:12 PM

                Try calling Richardsons Farm in White Marsh 410-335-8837 Also, the Pennsylvania Dutch Market in North Point. They even have them already cooked there.

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                  dancingpig RE: childoftalidomide Nov 19, 2007 04:15 PM

                  It's a little late, but the couple that sells eggs at the downtown farmer's market often has rabbits. They run around $12, and are surely very fresh. By the way, the eggs are also amazing.

                  1. johnb RE: childoftalidomide Nov 19, 2007 05:27 PM

                    The Pennsylvania Dutch Market in Burtonsville has them, but is only open certain days so it's probably too late for T'giving. I'm almost certain you can also get them at the retail meat store at the DC Farmers Market. Call first. They usually have a small ad in the Wed. Post Food Section so you could get the number that way, IIRC.

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