Goose in Calgary - preferably fresh & free range?
Does anyone know where in Calgary I can get a goose (preferably fresh, free-range) for Thanksgiving Dinner? I've never made a roast goose before, but my daughter mentioned she'd love to try goose, so we've decided to replace our traditional fresh, free-range turkey with a roast goose this year. The problem is, where to find said goose to roast - and a really great recipe!
Second To None Meats has it on their product list.
"Natural Goose" $8.80/kilo
Supplied by "Hutterite colony"
You would have to inquire as to freshness and free-range-ness.
Or maybe bypass the middleman if you have a Hutterite connection.
Sunworks Farm also has it on their product list.
Click on "Certified Organic, Free Range CHICKEN, TURKEY and OTHER POULTRY" to expand the list.
Last fall I did a lot of searching for fresh duck. The only vendor that said I could order fresh BC duck was Chinook Edge at Crossroads. When I arrived to pick up a couple, having ordered them the previous week, I discovered that the unscrupulous SOB's were selling me thawed frozed ducks that hadn't quite thawed. The fat B that was serving me also tried to conceal the ducks removal from a Vac pack by opening them in a deep sink. I called them out on their deception and all the B could do was complain that I was getting too good a deal. I was in a bind, so I took them.. To top it off, when I got home, I discovered that they were utility grade!!!
So, Caveat Emptor when looking for fresh goose in Calgary.
I would say that as someone has mentioned, try a Hutterite community if you know someone at one. I do know that some colonies do a fall slaughter in preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but that much is frozen for sale.