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Mar 17, 2011 07:01 AM

Duck in STL?

I am looking for somewhere that sells fresh ducks. I know Whole Foods sells frozen ducks for almost $20. I am not really interested in that. Any help is much appreciated.

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  1. You might try Soulard Market on a Saturday morning. Perhaps a call to the Marketmaster there, or at one of the other farmer's markets, once they open this Spring, might yield a fresh duck source. Or call various butcher shops and ask.
    Sorry that I don't have any better ideas.

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    1. re: p.j.

      Yes, Soulard is a good idea. There's a stand in one of the wings on the east side of the main buildings that has live poultry and rabbits.

    2. the large Asian markets on Olive between Hanley and 170 have fresh raw duck (and at a decent price IIRC) I'll be back in a coupla days and report a per lb, price

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      1. re: hill food

        They used to carry duck leg quarters at an amazingly reasonable price, and now that I want them, I haven't been able to find. While you're at it, if you please.....

        1. re: lemons

          will probably be wednesday or thursday (I always lose track of any idea of "schedule" on my monthly trips in, sort of go into sensory overload.)

          1. re: hill food

            Seafood City
            fresh whole duck (and big ones I mean we're talking almost the size of a goose) $2.69/lb. the clerk was busy with serious customers so I didn't ask if they'd sell only quarters,
            and as long as I'm at it live conch for (I think $3.99/lb) live blue crab $4.99

            Olive Farmers market
            frozen only today, whole duck head-on or off: $2.99/lb "Missing Parts" duck:$2.59/lb. I think I may have seen individual frozen parts, but was sort of in a hurry at that point. sorry I crapped out on that part, but gives you an idea. I may need to go back before I leave town and stock up on a few more things.

            god I love those stores.

            1. re: hill food

              Excellent! I know what I'm cooking this weekend!

              1. re: hill food

                Thanks for the followup. Yes, they're great, but I find it impossible to walk in, get something and walk out...too much to investigate!

                1. re: lemons

                  oh yes, I had to go back today (I am SUCH a sucker for fresh udon and rice crackers - not together, although...) Olive Farmers does have frozen leg sections but the price jacks up to $4.69 a lb. at that point I'd rather do the three meals for 3-4 out of a whole carcass route. and yes I got sidetracked, now I have to figure out what to do with sweet potato vermicelli and lost too much time before checking out Ziezo's new window display (Kit Keith's work) and hit rush hour traffic. why the heck is it so hard to find 44 from McCausland anyway?

                  1. re: hill food

                    southbound: down McC to Arsenal, L on Arsenal, 1st right (Jameson)
                    northbound , down McC to Southwest, L on Southwest, L at I-44 entrance. EZ.

                    (irrelevant; may end up being deleted....)

                    1. re: lemons

                      for a moment I thought maybe it was a sign I should stay another day or two