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Smoked Duck & Organic Chickens in Capital Region?

financialdistrictresident Oct 25, 2009 04:42 PM

Is there any place to buy organic chicken besides Honest Weight Food Co-op? Any place where I can buy a whole, organic, roasted chicken? Price Chopper doesn't carry organic chickens. I haven't checked Hannaford or the Green Grocer yet.

Roma Foods is working on smoked duck and will call me back. They did have frozen duck breast (from Canada). Any Brianna Chipotle Cheddar dressing fans? Roma (Latham) carries it. Haven't been able to find it anywhere else. Drew's is at Hannaford.

Discovered Bilinski's sausage (made in Cohoes). The apple chardonnay is good. Any other locally made products like this I should not miss?


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  1. PSZaas RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 25, 2009 06:47 PM

    I've bought tea-smoked duck at the Asian Market on Colvin Ave., but I don't know if they have them all the time. They always have fresh chickens, though, including blue ones. There's now a fresh poultry market on Broadway in Schenectady, killed to order; haven't been there yet, but they're supposed to carry chickens, ducks, and turkeys. (http://blog.timesunion.com/tablehoppi... ).

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      scunge RE: PSZaas Oct 26, 2009 09:11 AM

      http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Re... maybe this will help

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        scunge RE: scunge Oct 26, 2009 03:51 PM

        http://www.oscarssmokedmeats.com/ when they re-open

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          financialdistrictresident RE: scunge Oct 27, 2009 06:11 PM

          Thanks, scunge. Lakeside carried Oscar's products (before the fire) but I never saw smoked duck at Lakeside.

          Roma ordered smoked duck for me and it's in. I think they source it from Canada.

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            financialdistrictresident RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 28, 2009 10:52 AM

            The smoked duck is from Hudson Valley Foie Gras. BTW "Foie Gras, A Passion" by Ginor is an excellent book about HVFG and makes a good gift.

            The uncooked duck breast was from Canada.

            Roma also had rabbit and rabbit sausage.

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        financialdistrictresident RE: PSZaas Oct 27, 2009 06:13 PM

        Thanks, PSZaas. I've bought the smoked duck at the Asian market on Central Avenue. The Schenectady market sounds interesting. You post made me remember Czars (on Curry Road). I'll check out the link.

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          financialdistrictresident RE: PSZaas Oct 28, 2009 06:53 PM

          The address for the market in PSZaas post:

          Broadway Live Poultry Market
          714 Broadway
          Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday

          Read they opened this month. Also they might get rabbit.

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          gerchak198 RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 29, 2009 06:19 AM

          Have you tried Adventures in Food Trading Co. in Menands?

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            adventuresinbaking RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 30, 2009 07:40 AM

            The Troy Farmers Market does carry local organic meat. It is only on Saturdays though. If you have never been, it is worth the trip. http://www.troymarket.org/

            Cardonna's in Albany might carry organic meat. I know they at least carry all natural.

            The Hannaford in Latham is probably the best stocked chain grocery store in the area. That one would probably be the best bet.

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              mjoyous RE: adventuresinbaking Oct 30, 2009 09:21 AM

              Good call on the Troy Market. Great stuff. Should be moving into the Uncle Sam Atrium dfor the winter, as of next weekend......begnning of Nov.

              Uncle Sam's Restaurant
              538 Middle St, Bristol, CT 06010

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                PSZaas RE: adventuresinbaking Oct 30, 2009 07:38 PM

                I don't know what its organic certification is, but Roma's in Latham carries excellent natural beef, veal, lamb, and pork. Honest Weight carries organic frozen meat and poultry, as does the Greengrocer. Several farms sell their own meat, organically-raised or not, at the Saratoga Farmers Market, year-round.

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                  financialdistrictresident RE: PSZaas Nov 3, 2009 03:31 AM

                  Thanks everyone. Still need to get to the Troy and Saratoga Markets. Interested to see if Quattro is there. Been to
                  Honest Weight, Greengrocer (didn't remember seeing much poultry but will check it out again), EATS. Called Hannaford in Latham and they have their own brand, Nature's Way. Sounded liked "natural," not "organic" but will check it out next time I'm in Latham. Have not been able to find roasted, organic chicken anywhere. Here's to antiobiotics . . . and knowing where your food comes from.

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                    mjoyous RE: financialdistrictresident Nov 7, 2009 10:48 AM

                    fdr: thought of your search when I was in Guidos in Pittsfield on Friday. They carry full smoked duck breasts from Nodines. The Great Barrignton store might have tmen toop. Not quite the Capital district, but.......

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                      financialdistrictresident RE: mjoyous Nov 8, 2009 05:43 AM

                      Thanks, mjoyous. You just reminded me we need to get back to Great Barrington . . .There's a Greek restaurant there we want to try (been to their sister restaurant in Astoria).

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                        mjoyous RE: financialdistrictresident Nov 8, 2009 08:22 AM

                        Aegean (sp?) Sea, I think. Have never eaten there, so please let us know how you liked it.

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                          jaylhorner RE: mjoyous Nov 8, 2009 09:52 AM

                          I've been a few times. It's very good, but not NYC.

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