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Butchers and Farmer's Markets - Halifax

finelydiced Sep 2, 2008 01:57 PM

Hey other CH's, I'm hoping you can lend some assistance. I'm heading back to the east coast for a trip in a 2 weeks and was wondering if someone could recommend a good butcher shop. Also, are there any farmer's markets in the Halifax area that operate on a Sunday?

I truly appreciate any assistance!

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    boynamedsous RE: finelydiced Sep 3, 2008 06:36 AM

    The Market is on Saturday mornings. It opens at 7am at the Keith's Brewery on Lower Water. There are many butchers selling their wares at the market.

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      LJS RE: finelydiced Sep 4, 2008 08:04 AM

      Also Petes Fruitique has a good butcher shop. If you are into organic or special needs in general, check out Planet Organic. This the place to order your free-range organic turkey for Thanksgiving NOW!

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        finelydiced RE: LJS Sep 4, 2008 02:09 PM

        The Frootique looks nice from what they have on their website. I normally vist the St Lawrence Market here in Toronto, but I won't be able to make the market in Halifax as I'll be getting in late on the Saturday. Are there any decent butcher shops downtown? I'm taking food over PEI and I know I'm going to want to bbq a good steak when I arrive.

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          parleek RE: finelydiced Sep 5, 2008 09:40 AM

          Pete's is probably your best bet with your time restrictions and they do have a good selection. A co-worker of mine recently told me about Choice Cuts Meats and Deli - I haven't been myself but he was pitching it as an actual butcher (in a city that mostly relies on grocery store meat departments) and one who was trying to source local meat as well.

          It's not downtown and I don't know their hours - but you might want to phone or something if you're curious.

          Choice Cuts Meats and Deli
          30 Farnham Gate Road
          Halifax, NS B3M 3W8
          (902) 443-1336

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            LJS RE: parleek Sep 5, 2008 12:36 PM

            Yes, I think that Pete's is your best bet...I do think that the presence of the market meat counters plus the ease of the "butcher" service from the big Sobey's has pretty much eliminated the local butcher.

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              gsjameson RE: LJS Sep 25, 2008 12:04 PM

              There HAS to be a butcher on the peninsula. Help!

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                boynamedsous RE: gsjameson Sep 26, 2008 05:57 AM

                Nope, Pete's is it! Or the market on Saturdays or Sobey's/Atlantic Superstore.

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                troutpoint RE: LJS Sep 26, 2008 07:03 PM

                Pete's has a great butcher....Both downtown, and Bedford....

        2. im_nomad RE: finelydiced Sep 4, 2008 11:56 AM

          check out Clem's for the apples too....if they're out then? mmm honeycrisps......

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