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[New Haven] Local Ham

tripster Dec 14, 2008 01:29 PM

New Haven has a wide range of theater, but that's not the ham I'm looking for. (Apologies for the outrageously bad bit of humor, but it was just sitting there . . .)

Anyhow, I searched high and low on Chowhound, and maybe I'm just bad at the new site's search algorithm, but I couldn't find anything on a greater New Haven vendor of local pork products, in particular a Christmas ham. No precut hoo-hah here, just a decent local ham. I'd even be willing to pick up some extra pig pieces if that's the way it's sold, but I don't have the freezer space for a 1/4 or 1/2 hog.

Would love to help out our local farmers, in particular this year and this time of year.

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    Td61 RE: tripster Dec 14, 2008 01:42 PM

    Take a nice ride and be rewarded.
    http://www.nodinesmokehouse.com/

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      tripster RE: Td61 Dec 14, 2008 06:28 PM

      @Td61 I like the notion, but at this time of year I just don't have the time to go an hour for this ham. I may consider ordering from them online, though.

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      harrie RE: tripster Dec 14, 2008 07:07 PM

      The Saturday Farmers' Market at Wooster Square has a pork vendor, Eagle Wood Farms. Bryan usually mans the booth, and he's very knowledgeable and helpful. We got a ham from him -- it was amazing, as has been everything we've purchased from them -- but it was smallish, about 3 pounds.

      Here's a link that contains the e-mail for the farm; maybe if he has something the size you're looking for, you can arrange to pick it up this Saturday. Or not. FYI, the link says the market goes 9am-1pm; right now, it goes from 10am-1pm.

      http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M19737

      1. EastRocker RE: tripster Dec 15, 2008 05:54 AM

        there is some great info at the DOAG website
        http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a...

        1. tripster RE: tripster Dec 17, 2008 05:32 PM

          Thanks much @harrie and @EastRocker! I've contacted Eagle Wood Farms and two from the DOAG list. We'll see whether I've waited too long.

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