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Dec 14, 2008 01:29 PM

[New Haven] Local Ham

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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    1. re: Td61

      @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.

    2. 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.

        1. 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.