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Goose in Calgary - preferably fresh & free range?

Susen_Calgary Aug 30, 2010 07:03 PM

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!

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  1. sweeterpea RE: Susen_Calgary Aug 30, 2010 07:44 PM

    I'm pretty sure I saw one at Blush Lane (Sunworks) at CFM last year, frozen. For sure I have seen them at Superstore, but they as far as I know were not free range. They were also frozen. You may also want to inquire at Grazin' Acres at CFM.

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      cancowboy RE: Susen_Calgary Aug 30, 2010 08:31 PM

      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.

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        Nikonoclast RE: cancowboy Aug 31, 2010 08:01 AM

        I bought a goose from Second to None a couple of years ago for Xmas. It was good, but it was frozen.

        I don't know of anywhere you'll be able to track down a fresh one.

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        Scary Bill RE: Susen_Calgary Aug 31, 2010 09:17 AM

        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.

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