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Where can I buy a whole duck in DC?

posesqueen Dec 31, 2010 04:08 PM

I don't particularly care if it's frozen or fresh, but I'm having trouble finding one. Ideally, I'd like to stay in the DC/NOVA area.

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    jrl2929 Dec 31, 2010 04:28 PM

    We bought one at our local amish market and are cooking it as we speak (write). Good luck and Happy New Year!

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      susabella Dec 31, 2010 06:35 PM

      i've seen ducks at Balducci's.

      600 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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        BontheC Jan 1, 2011 12:27 PM

        At this time, you should have no problem finding duck. Safeway and Giant even carry them during the holiday season. The Annapolis Whole Foods carries them year round so I would suspect you should find it as well in your local Whole Foods. Just place a call before you go.

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          Breezychow Jan 1, 2011 12:44 PM

          I'm very surprised that you're having so much trouble finding duck. Around here (Culpeper, VA), every single supermarket carries them frozen, & sometimes even fresh. Currently - as in just this past week - I've seen them at Walmart, Giant, Martins, Safeway, Wegmans, & Harris Teeter. And they're not just a seasonal item - all of the above-mentioned markets have them year-round.

        2. fishie Jan 1, 2011 01:42 PM

          Eastern Market always has them. Also H mart

          1. JonParker Jan 1, 2011 03:13 PM

            I buy D'Artagnan ducks at Wegmans. They are great.

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              agarnett100 Jan 2, 2011 12:43 PM

              Wegmans, H-mart, Most Giants, Safeways, Whole Food, and Amish Markets. I brought one for Thanksgiving from my local Safeway

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                JonParker Jan 2, 2011 04:55 PM

                I tend to go for the D'Artagnan ducks. They cost more, but they never let me down. I've been disappointed too many times by other ducks. I don't know if they're locally available other than at Wegman's, but if you can find them they're the ones to buy.

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              melissalane4730 Jan 3, 2011 04:30 PM

              One of the vendors at the 14th & U market carries them. That market is closed for the winter, but he does monthly winter deliveries. The farm is called Pecan Meadow. You might try some of the year-round markets like Dupont.

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