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Where can I get raw whole ducks in Philly or suburbs? (moved from PA board)

alwayson Nov 12, 2009 01:45 PM

Where can I get raw whole ducks in Philly or suburbs?

I want to make ducks instead of turkey for Thanksgiving

I live in Ko P

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    barryg RE: alwayson Nov 12, 2009 02:00 PM

    D'Angelo Bros in the Italian Market. I think other butchers down there will have them, too, and I'm pretty sure I've seen them at Whole Foods.

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      phillyjazz RE: barryg Nov 12, 2009 02:11 PM

      If I'm not mistaken, I've seen some live ones at the market from time to time.

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        mazza3 RE: phillyjazz Nov 13, 2009 08:35 AM

        i don't think that's been done in quite a few years (there used to be bunnies and lambs too when i was a kid. i had no idea what was in store for them).

        there is also a poultry slaughterhouse on spring garden at ridge. it is almost enough to make me give up meat but you can pick out your own bird (duck, chicken, i am sure there are others) or rabbit if you so desire.

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          Philly Ray RE: mazza3 Nov 13, 2009 08:43 AM

          I still see live poultry at the Italian Market. There is s store just north of Federal St that has them.

          Also in South Philly, there is a live poultry store on the corner of 7th and Dickinson Sts.

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      Bob Loblaw RE: alwayson Nov 12, 2009 03:59 PM

      I sometimes see ducks in the poultry place at the chestnut hill farmers market. that's not that close to KoP, though. Thurs-sat only.

      1. joluvscards RE: alwayson Nov 12, 2009 04:38 PM

        They have them at Haltemans at Terminal

        1. Den RE: alwayson Nov 13, 2009 04:18 AM

          Dave's at the Flourtown Farmer's Market has them every week. Not too far from K of P. It's on Bethlehem Pike.

          1. Chefmonty RE: alwayson Nov 13, 2009 05:55 AM

            I have gotten duck from the poultry stand at Zern's in Gilbertsville

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              hillster RE: Chefmonty Nov 13, 2009 06:34 AM

              Den is right - Dave's in Flourtown farmer's market. has the best poultry around. I purchase all of my poultry, eggs and milk from him. I also buy duck there. Everything is fresh kill so it will also keep longer than anything you purchase at a regular store. I get to KOP on the turnpike in 15 mins. Just get off at Fort Washington exit of turnpike to 309 S to Flourtown exit and take Haws lane to Bethlehem pike turn left and its on your left.

              I swear Den - you and I must trip over each other and not even know it from the sound of it....

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                Den RE: hillster Nov 16, 2009 12:54 PM

                Actually I'm very good at tripping over myself!

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              TT2 RE: alwayson Nov 16, 2009 12:38 PM

              Reading Terminal has them, but they've been frozen. If you want a fresh picked duck, there is a place in the Italian Market.

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                ChrisOC RE: TT2 Mar 13, 2010 08:54 AM

                Most supermarkets have a frozen duck or two amongst the turkeys.

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                  emcd RE: ChrisOC Mar 14, 2010 10:23 AM

                  A Happy Farm in Kintnersville has fresh ducks.

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