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Muscovy Duck Breasts

j
janzy Jul 17, 2008 02:58 AM

Any idea where I can buy these in the local Boston area?

  1. l
    lcool Jul 17, 2008 05:26 AM

    The Amish from New York south raise them.Try to locate any Amish farmers/markets
    near to you.This is their duck of choice,for many husbandry reasons.
    I'll see my Mennonite supplier/farmer/friend very early tomorrow AM (friday).Will ask if
    there is a colony in your area with Muscovy market ducks.
    Boston like DC is large and congested,any compass direction bad for you,gas,time,
    etc?

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    1. re: lcool
      j
      janzy Jul 17, 2008 04:15 PM

      Icool,
      I appreciate it.
      I'm retired, so I have plenty of time on my hands for a ride.

    2. almansa Jul 17, 2008 05:02 AM

      I think that of the three types of ducks, you're much more likely to find pekin or moulard than muscovy. Kudos if you do find muscovy - they are delicious, but if you can't, the pekin make a better and cheaper alternative.

      1. hotoynoodle Jul 17, 2008 04:40 AM

        i've also seen them at whole foods.

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        1. re: hotoynoodle
          BobB Jul 17, 2008 06:48 AM

          I've seen them at Whole Foods in the past, but I recall reading another thread recently where someone pointed out that the producer they had been using also produces foie gras so WF stopped dealing with them (boo, hiss!). Maybe they've found another supplier?

        2. GretchenS Jul 17, 2008 04:25 AM

          Wilson Farms in Lexington sometimes has them -- call ahead though.

          1. enhF94 Jul 17, 2008 03:55 AM

            Savenor's. Half an inch of fat under the skin.

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              steinpilz Jul 17, 2008 07:21 AM

              Savenor's is the only place around Boston where I've seen both muscovy and moulard duck breasts. As I've learned on Chowhound they've also got duck eggs, which I've been having over the past few weeks for Sunday breakfast.

              1. re: enhF94
                gini Jul 17, 2008 09:18 AM

                Just bought one last Saturday for dinner - it was delicious!

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