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Where to buy wild boar meat? (MSP)

bill1jan Dec 28, 2009 11:03 AM

Does anyone know where one could purchase wild boar meat for cooking purposes (i.e., not for in-restaurant consumption) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area? Thanks!

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  1. nsxtasy Dec 28, 2009 12:32 PM

    Just a friendly reminder to include the city (e.g. MSP) in the topic title, since this forum covers 13 states. Thanks!

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      faith Dec 28, 2009 01:22 PM

      try Clancey's

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        bill1jan Dec 28, 2009 03:29 PM

        Thanks. I did. Somewhat to my surprise, the answer was no.

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      getgot211 Dec 28, 2009 04:05 PM


      the MN grown search doesn't show anyone in the state with wild boar. guess you have to hunt/know a hunter

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        faith Dec 28, 2009 07:41 PM

        so, have you tried talking to Lenny Russo of Heartland? or contacting the Traditional Foods MN people?


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          bob s Dec 29, 2009 04:41 AM

          If I remember correctly, my wife recently had some wild boar pasta at Broder's Pasta Bar. You may also want to call there (or the Cucina across the street) to see if they can source it for you.

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        LauraB Dec 28, 2009 08:12 PM

        I took a cooking class at Cooks of Crocus Hill and the the wild boar we made came from Buffalo Gal in Southern Minnesota (and it was delicious!). I do not know if they sell in any retail outlets (since I do not know exactly how they got the meat for the class), but here is a link to their website and it lists wild boar for ordering. Maybe they also supply a retail store in MSP?

        1. Foureyes137 Dec 29, 2009 07:39 AM

          It seems like this might be hard to find in any uncooked form for liability reasons and the presence of trichinosis in wild boar.

          That said, my parents have ordered it from this website in the past:


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            snowwish Dec 29, 2009 10:02 AM

            If you are willing to do a CSA Cook's of Crocus Hill has a Wild Boar one available right now. Here is the link. http://www.cooksofcrocushill.com/crop...
            I have bought a bacon and 1/4 grass feed beef CSA this year from Cooks. While their estimated arrival dates have been way off, I have been happy with the product.

            1. BernieBrewer Mar 8, 2010 08:04 PM

              I just made wild boar ragu last weekend with meat from Specialty Meats & Gourmet in Hudson, WI.


              They ship all over the country, but they also have a store-front that is open Tuesday-Friday. The meat was delicious, and Steve and his colleagues were very accommodating. I would recommend calling ahead though, to ensure that they either have what you need on hand, or will have time to order in what you need.

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                sweetkim Mar 8, 2010 08:34 PM

                maybe buy it at byerlys or lunds.

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                  BernieBrewer Mar 10, 2010 08:34 PM

                  Sorry, no-go at Lund's and Byerly's. I also asked at Whole Foods and Uptown without any luck. One of the local co-ops also directed me to Venison America, which I would highly recommend.

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