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Oct 24, 2011 06:09 PM

Fresh duck Asheville

I have my mother visiting and would love to make fresh duck breast. Does anyone know if the new butcher shop carries them? Greenlife, Earthfare and Fresh Market are always frozen.

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  1. That was my first thought before I even read your post. Try the new butcher, Chop Shop on Charlotte. They have helped me and seem very eager to please.

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    1. re: Scirocco

      Chop Shop had them last time we were in. They are wonderful to work with!

      1. re: miss piggy

        I'd check with the Farmer's Market sellers.

        Farmer's Market Cafe
        63 Chattahoochee St, Helen, GA 30545

        1. re: Tom from Raleigh

          In my experience most duck in this region will be frozen. At a place like whole foods or earth fare if the duck is soft it has been thawed out. Most small producers at farmers markets use a processor who delivers back to them frozen ducks whether whole or in parts. I've been through the same search myself. The meat is still very fresh. I have only bought a few farmers market ducks but I will say I got better duck breasts(from whole ducks) from Whole Foods. They were larger and the ducks yielded more fat for confit later