ISO Horse Meat in SW Ontario
Looking for graded horse meat (organic best) is SW Ontario from Kitchener to Windsor. Any suggestions?
Could also make the trip to GTA if needed.
Up until recently, the Black Hoof had a horse sammy on their menu. You could contact them and ask who their supplier is.
The Black Hoof
928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA
i think its sold on the down-low.
i know its big with the Kazhaki community. they buy it. but you need to find a european butcher to do it.
- Whitehaven meats in St. Lawrence market carries it.
- Healthy Butcher might be able to get it special ordered
Amongst restaurants, La Pallet has had the horse tenderloin for ages
Black hoof also does, but I personally don't like their creation.
The Healthy Butcher
565 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA
The only horse butcher that I know of in the GTA can be found a little bit south of woodbridge on Islington avenue.
Their contact is below
CAVALLINO CARNE EQUINA & GROCERIES
2995 ISLINGTON AVENUE
M9L 2K9 NORTH YORK , ON
Phone: (001) 416-749-1633
fiesta farms sells it as "cheval" in the same area as the rabbit and duck. not sure if it's organic and really not sure about many of its details in general. could ask them who their source is.
that being said this is an old thread brought up again, so perhaps you can share any leads you found.
I highly doubt that most horse meat is "organic". Much of the horse meat comes from pleasure horses that are no longer wanted by their owners, and those are definitely not organic. There are some farms that raise horses but I don't know if those are organic. The most tender meat comes from older horses, and that is one reason why older pleasure horses are used.
Yeah I can second that the horse meat is most likely never organic. I own two horses and I don't think there is a single line of horse feeds we can purchase that is considered organic. Also most horse owners give their horses all sorts of supplements and drugs to keep them "healthy."
I'm not aware of any farms in Ontario that raise horses just for consumption, though there could be some.
Elmwoods at Hurontario and Lakeshore. They have frozen cryovac packages of it. They arent the newest however, but they have it. I picked some up a few months ago for a stew. It wasnt too bad, like a slightly gamey, extremely lean beef.
I only bought it because I hadn't seen it before, but didn't realize it was a hard to find item.
2390 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V1C3, CA