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Capon in the Boston Area?

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stephenwlinn Oct 31, 2011 09:12 AM

Does anyone know where to buy fresh or frozen capons for cooking? Want to cook one for Thanksgiving.

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    emannths RE: stephenwlinn Oct 31, 2011 09:26 AM

    Mayflower Poultry in Cambridge will hook you up: http://www.mayflowerpoultry.com/

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      itaunas RE: emannths Oct 31, 2011 12:59 PM

      I almost always buy capon from Mayflower (worth ordering ahead for holidays), but certain Market Baskets have capon fresh for holidays (definately seen them in Somerville and Chelsea), as well as occasionally at other times and geese at holidays. Sometimes a good last minute option. BTW, Karl S posts on capons, grey corned beef, and more would be on my list of required reading for New England hounds.

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        nafakama RE: itaunas Mar 25, 2012 12:42 PM

        How do I find Karl S posts on capon? thank you

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          greygarious RE: nafakama Mar 25, 2012 01:00 PM

          First, enter "capon" in the search box at the top right of the page. After it opens, click on Advanced Search - toward the top right of the results page. Once that opens, check All Years, and put Karl S in the box for the poster's name. I almost always use advanced search when looking for Chowhound thread and posts.

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            teezeetoo RE: greygarious Mar 25, 2012 03:09 PM

            since we're going back to "capons" bought a beautiful one for passover dinner at Mayflower.

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      hyde RE: stephenwlinn Oct 31, 2011 10:21 AM

      owens poultry farm in needham always has them. not exactly boston, but if you are in the suburbs....

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        Jenny Ondioline RE: stephenwlinn Oct 31, 2011 01:05 PM

        The Star Market in Packards Corner always gets in capons, ducks and geese this time of year. Frozen meats section, along the back wall between meat and dairy. The next time I'm in the store, I'll check to see if they've come in yet.

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          cpingenot RE: stephenwlinn Oct 31, 2011 01:18 PM

          I got mine from Wilson Farms last year, and it was very very tasty!

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          10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

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            teezeetoo RE: cpingenot Oct 31, 2011 02:19 PM

            Mayflower is excellent. Kosher from Butcherie is my second choice.

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            rsnyder RE: stephenwlinn Nov 1, 2011 07:01 PM

            Savonors on Kirkland Street uusally has capons.

            1. Kirs RE: stephenwlinn Nov 2, 2011 07:06 AM

              If you want to think months and months ahead next year you can get one from Pete & Jen's Backyard birds. I picked up my big, neutered boy Sunday before last. Can't wait to get him into the oven. (You do have to order months in advance, though- I think I put my deposit down in May!)

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                chevrelove RE: Kirs Nov 4, 2011 01:16 PM

                As of a day or two ago, they still had extra capons! Send Pete and Jen an email to confirm, but they are amazing. I think they were mostly in the 8-10 lb range this year.

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                  drbangha RE: chevrelove Nov 5, 2011 04:17 AM

                  Ha! As of 10 pm last night they now only have two left! Thanks kirs and chevrelove, this place is very cool, cant wait to try this bird!

              2. greygarious RE: stephenwlinn Nov 3, 2011 01:01 PM

                Seven Acre Pooultry Farmm in North Reading has them. Perhaps not all the time. One November I got one spur of the moment but the owner said it's best to call ahead. How far ahead, I do not know. I'd call now if I wanted one for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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