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Trying to source out lamb liver and suet in RI

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chefdrew Feb 24, 2009 12:17 AM

Does anyone out there know where to source out fresh lamb livers and suet here in RI of surrounding area? Suet is raw beef or mutton fat, the hard stuff around the loins and kidneys. I appreciate the help!!!!
Chef Drew

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    ezra9876 Feb 24, 2009 03:24 AM

    You might try Jerusaleum Meat Market‎ at Rolfe Square in Cranston. Not sure if they would carry it or not, but they seem to have a lot of lamb available...(401) 467-8903.

    Never used them for anything, but they have a lot of unusual stuff in there so it's worth a shot.

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      celeriac Feb 24, 2009 04:56 AM

      Have you stopped by the winter farmers' market in pawtucket? There are several beef farmers there and they may have suet available, especially if you get in touch beforehand. I haven't seen anyone selling lamb there (although that might be my own deficient observation skills).

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        oystertripe Feb 24, 2009 06:26 AM

        A new-ish Federal law, as I understand it, prohibits the sale of fresh organ meats in any state without an approved abbatoir. As far as I know, there are none in RI. I wish there were, because fresh lamb's & calf's liver, kidneys, sweetbreads, etc. are so yummy. The frozen versions are not worth buying, but no worries: we are rarely offered even those. We must get to know some small local ranchers... then we could also get blood for puddings, calf's feet, tongues, caul fat, etc.

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          sk3 Feb 24, 2009 11:44 AM

          maybe armando & sons? (pine st, pawtucket 401-727-0707)

          can't remember what they had for lamb, but the selection of beef and pork was amazing

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            few Feb 24, 2009 02:50 PM

            There is a lamb ranch in Connecticut -one of the shoreline towns

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              chefdrew Feb 26, 2009 04:55 AM

              Thanks everyone!!! Love the CH network. I'll post how it went...

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                Johnymac2 Mar 6, 2009 03:30 PM

                Chefdrew, where and what are you making? And, do you take dinner reservations? :-)

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