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locally raised ham for xmas

steveA Dec 23, 2008 02:52 PM

I know...I know...it's last minute. We try to eat only local meat, humanly raised. We're looking to buy a ham, and I know Lionette's is sold out. I need some houndly-help as to where I may purchase a ham, or even a turkey last minute. Any help would be great! Happy holidays!

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  1. SpicyTea RE: steveA Dec 23, 2008 06:52 PM

    me too! i'll post if i find one . . .

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      porcospino RE: steveA Dec 24, 2008 05:07 AM

      Whole Foods in Brighton has Misty Knoll turkeys, from central Vermont (near Middlebury) -- my favorite turkey, hands down, by far. Not too, too far away, so maybe still technically "local"? $3.99/lb, IIRC.

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        chowcat RE: steveA Dec 24, 2008 07:07 AM

        You might contact Blood Farm in Groton - they have their own hams.
        Blood Farm
        94 W Main
        West Groton, MA 01472
        (978) 448-6669‎

        I also used to get wonderful pork products from Wilson Farm in Lexington - they came from Harrington's of Vermont. I only recall smoked pork loin and ham steaks, but soooo tender. You might call Wilson's and Russo's to see what they have.

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          BikeToEat RE: chowcat Dec 24, 2008 08:47 AM

          Don't know if it matters to you, but the hams from Harrington's contain nitrates.

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          cpingenot RE: steveA Dec 24, 2008 07:28 AM

          might be too last minute, but you could contact Stillman's at the Turkey Farm (google will give you the info) I know that they were pushing holiday hams in their email newsletter. Call them and talk to someone in person (they've been not great about checking messages).

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            emilief RE: steveA Dec 24, 2008 08:05 AM

            On the same road as Verrill Farm in Concord is Backyard Birds. They are now selling their own pork and you can find out the price etc. at peteandjensbackyardbirds.com.
            I got an email from them last week saying they have 1/2 hams. They grow them and have them smoked in CT.

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