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Fresh duck Asheville

marney Oct 24, 2011 06:09 PM

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.

  1. Scirocco Oct 24, 2011 07:52 PM

    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
      miss piggy Oct 25, 2011 05:30 AM

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

      1. re: miss piggy
        Tom from Raleigh Oct 25, 2011 10:28 AM

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

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

        1. re: Tom from Raleigh
          quazi Oct 26, 2011 09:34 AM

          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

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