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Squab and Goose in Seattle?

mattwright Sep 4, 2008 11:03 AM

Hiya all

I am looking to source about 6 squab and a goose - preferably naturally, properly raised birds. Anyone have any ideas where to get these locally?

Cheers!

Matt

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    oliveoyl RE: mattwright Sep 4, 2008 12:43 PM

    Hi Matt .. you should have luck at University Seafood & Poultry ... another route is to try one of the meat & poultry guys at the farmers markets, they may have some good local sources

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      dylinw RE: mattwright Sep 4, 2008 03:44 PM

      Hi Matt,

      If you live near downtown, you can always go to Don and Joe's Meats in the market (http://www.donandjoesmeats.com/). They typically carry goose and squab, though you can call ahead to ensure they'll have the items available for you. Apparently they're sourced from a purveyor in Oregon. You can read about them here: https://www.nickyusa.com/.

      1. mattwright RE: mattwright Sep 4, 2008 05:08 PM

        WOW.. 14bucks for a pigeon. That is just crazy. One farm I called suggested I go down there and shoot a few. That is sounding like a good option, since I need at least 6 of them.

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          howard 1st RE: mattwright Sep 5, 2008 09:37 AM

          and your goose will run about $65...i saw fresh squab for $8 each a few weeks ago at ranch99 market in kent but they did not have them at the location in lynnwood

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            arbyuu RE: mattwright Oct 23, 2010 12:06 PM

            Please forgive me if you already knew, that squab is a young flightless pigeon. I've heard of restaurants in Los Angeles that would pay people to "harvest" them from nesting sites- such as bridge overpasses. Not sure if mature pigeons would work as a substitute.

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