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Fresh rabbit- East Bay, South Bay or Central Valley

sosdiaz Nov 3, 2009 11:35 AM

Would like to grill some fresh rabbit for Thanksgiving dinner. Any suggestions on where to get some? Most of the places that sell them have it frozen or previously frozen.

  1. escargot3 Nov 23, 2009 01:09 PM

    Best to call Verbrugge's 2 days ahead to place an order.

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      skwid Nov 23, 2009 09:16 AM

      Btw, Ver Brugge Meat and Seafood in Oakland had fresh rabbit yesterday when I was there. If you are still looking you might want to give them a call.

      1. Melanie Wong Nov 11, 2009 12:30 PM

        Here's a link for Wind Dancer Ranch
        8694 State Highway 16
        Brooks, CA 95606

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          skwid Nov 9, 2009 03:34 PM

          Was just at Baron's Meat and Poultry in Alameda this weekend and they have Rabbit. Not sure if it is fresh or frozen though.

          Baron's Meat & Poultry
          1650 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

          1. escargot3 Nov 9, 2009 03:24 PM

            saw some fresh rabbit today at Verbrugge's on College Ave.
            They're a great market for meat/poultry.

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              IanW Nov 4, 2009 02:25 PM

              I saw it at the Berkley Bowl this weekend but I don't know if it was previously frozen. My local butcher shop on Fruitvale Ave in Oakland Weyland's sometimes has it fresh but I haven't seen the sign lately. Definitely call ahead

              1. Melanie Wong Nov 3, 2009 06:08 PM

                If you want a really fresh rabbit (slaughtered to order), call Jones Rabbit Farm in Santa Rosa. Here's my post about it from two years ago.

                Jones Rabbit Farm
                140 Millbrae Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

                1. escargot3 Nov 3, 2009 02:00 PM

                  I wonder if you could special order it at Verbrugge on College Ave. I've bought fresh rabbit from them in the past. but it's been a while.

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                    skwid Nov 3, 2009 11:59 AM

                    I think Enzo's in Market Hall has them fresh. Have you checked Polarica in the City? They get them every Monday.

                    105 Quint St, San Francisco, CA

                    8 Trinity Pl, San Francisco, CA 94104

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                    1. re: skwid
                      singleguychef Nov 3, 2009 01:44 PM

                      Last time I went, the butcher at Market Hall only had frozen. Maybe Cafe Rouge might have it fresh? Sounds ilke you should call first before going anywhere.

                      Cafe Rouge
                      1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

                      1. re: singleguychef
                        JasmineG Nov 3, 2009 03:16 PM

                        I sent a friend to Cafe Rouge a few years ago when she asked me where to get rabbit and they had it, but I don't know if it was fresh or frozen. They could probably get it for you fresh if you called to order, though.

                        Cafe Rouge
                        1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

                    2. Robert Lauriston Nov 3, 2009 11:40 AM


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