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Capon in the Boston Area?

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

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    1. re: emannths

      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.

      1. re: itaunas

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

        1. re: nafakama

          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.

          1. re: greygarious

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

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

      1. 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.

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

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          Wilson Farm
          10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

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          1. re: cpingenot

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

          2. Savonors on Kirkland Street uusally has capons.

            1. 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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              1. re: Kirs

                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.

                1. re: chevrelove

                  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. 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.