Horsemeat in Edmonton?
Where can I get it, if anywhere. I'd prefer never frozen, which might be possible as it's processed in the province, but I'll settle for whatever I can get.
I already tried Sobey's, where they said they could look into it and call me, but I haven't heard back.
I also tried the Italian Centre, but I just got a no and a dirty look.
According to this slightly old article we have two horse slaughtering facilities in Alberta. http://www.netposse.com/slaughter/Can...
This is the lacombe plant that does horse meat: http://www.cpmeats.com/index.htm
and there is one in Fort. Macloud: BOUVRY EXPORT CALGARY LTD. Those are the federally inspected meat plants that are allowed to butcher horses. You could probably give them a call for a referal to one of their clients who deals in horse meat.
Most of it's exported though. I'll admit it isn't something I'd eat in Canada, although I might try it where it is more culturally acceptable. When in Rome...
A friend of mine goes to the Calgary airport to meet the producer from Ft. Mcleod when they load the weekly cargo plane to Holland.
He pre orders and then just picks up his meat at the ramp.
It is more common in Europe, that's for sure. The quality is very good.
My son loves horsemeat. My wife gets it (deli sliced) for him at Ben's Meat Ltd. 15726 Stony Plain Road 489-1424.
Ok I am not in Edmonton, but I know I can order horse meat from a local independent butcher shop. They do not advertise it, but they can get all sorts of different meats if you pre order.
So instead of asking at Sobey's find a small local butcher and ask them.