Fresh goose in Bay Area?
Where can I find a fresh goose to cook for Christmas? Any local producers? I saw the thread from last year, but looks like that person stopped raising geese.
This morning I called S & B Farm to see if they'd been able to convince/train anyone to raise geese. Nobody, the man said the work is too hard.
I also called Metzer, the hatchery, in Gonzales (Salinas Valley) and the woman referred me to Grimaud in Stockton, 800-466-9955. If you follow-up, please let us know what you discover.
S & B Farm
125 Lynch Rd, Petaluma, CA
Costco, Mollie Stone's, Ver Brugge and others have stocked Grimaud products. Probably not fresh geese on the shelf, but maybe taking special orders for Grimaud birds since there's a vendor relationship. Worth a call to Mollie Stone's to do a price check. But check that you're getting Grimaud, as the last goose I saw at MS was from out of state.
Verbrugge Meat-Fish Poultry
6321 College Ave, Oakland, CA
310 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Belcampo will have some at a pop-up in Oakland right before Christmas.
From an email I received:
December 22nd Holiday Beef & Bird Meat Up + Craft Food Marketplace
(The Thursday before Christmas Eve)
Time: 3pm to 7pm
Place: 65 Webster St, Jack London Squre, Oakland
Meats available for pre-order and pick-up on December 22nd or delivery on December 23rd (within the Bay Area ONLY):
Wagyu and Angus Beef: boxes available for $35-$350
Pastured Holiday Goose: $95/goose
Duck Confit: $30/pack of four legs
Delivery: $20, visit our website for details
From their website (http://www.belcampomeatco.com/shop#De...): HOLIDAY GOOSE
$95 for 6-8 pound 100% naturally-rasied pastured Goose. Vaccuum packed, fresh.
This seems on the small side for a goose, based on my search of epicurious.com recipes. Anyone have other goose size experiences?