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Dec 13, 2007 10:20 AM

Local Duck Purveyors?

I'm having no luck with Google or the search function on Chow (that's not saying much though, I never have luck with that). I'm looking for a local purveyor of duck. I'm making cassoulet and need legs to confit as well as maybe some duck sausage. Any suggestions?

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  1. I had some luck with the site's search engine:

    Neither thread mentions duck sausage, however.

    1. The HEB on Parmer & I-35 has had whole frozen duck in the past. I've bought this there three times in as many years, but I can't remember if it's in the frozen foods section or the frozen meats case.
      Since it's the holiday season, I'd be suprised if you couldn't find duck at Central Market or Whole Foods.
      I have never seen duck sausage.

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      1. re: rusty_s

        I've seen duck confit in the deli/pre-made foods section of CM. I was considering purchasing it to make my own cassoulet on an especially chilly day.

      2. I even saw Turducken at Central Market last week

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        1. re: amykragan

          Thanks, but I'm looking specifically for locally raised duck.

          1. re: foodiegal71

            Locally raised ducks is a pretty tall order. Is there any duck raised in Texas? Or outside of Long Island/California?

            If you do decide to go with the Long Island, they are always available at Fiesta, and most of the HEBs I've been to (always at the E. Riverside; the rest may vary).

        2. I checked the Austin Farmer's Market page and there is one vendor, Countryside Farm Products, that mentions duck.

          1. Central Market has tubs of duck fat for the confit; didn't notice if they had actual duck, but it seems likely.