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Where to buy "Game" meat in the Twin Cities?

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suburban_mom Apr 19, 2012 07:49 PM

My 11 yo daughter has the Hunger Games cookbook which is full of recipes for game - venison, rabbit etc. Anyone know where we can buy game meat in the Twin Cities? She is fired up about cooking it.

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    xcorvis Apr 29, 2012 05:44 AM

    The St. Paul Farmer's Market often has vendors with bison and elk. (This farmer's market is all local, not like some of the others.)

    You can find camel at some of the halal meat markets like Holy Land.

    Oddly enough, Byerly's meat counter has an "exotic meat" order form. It's not cheap, but you can get bear, raccoon and over a dozen other unusual meats. Just ask the person on duty about it.

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      AmyMo Apr 27, 2012 07:20 AM

      I would also ask friends or colleagues if they have anything left in their freezer. I know it seems weird - but there are a lot of folks around here who hunt and just may have venison, pheasant or grouse that they won't eat.

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        suburban_mom Apr 20, 2012 01:18 PM

        Thanks for all the suggestions!

        1. Michael Florey Apr 20, 2012 11:50 AM

          Clancy's would be my first stop. They have beautiful rabbits and ducks and pheasants and sometimes wild boar sausage. Heartland Market also carries seasonal game. They sometimes have amazing Elk loins and chops. I would call first to see what they have. Also second the D'Artagnan recommendation - they have a wonderful selection of game, and shipping is very easy.

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            baa Apr 29, 2012 11:29 AM

            I would also suggest Clancey's, and would probably call ahead. They usually have duck and rabbit I think, and bison, but they can get a ton of stuff if they know what you're looking for.

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            gildeddawn Apr 20, 2012 06:28 AM

            If you're willing to drive to Hudson, Venison America has a very good selection of game. Venison, duck, elk, bison, rabbit...

            http://www.smgfoods.com

            1. LiaM Apr 20, 2012 06:05 AM

              Seward Co-op often has elk or bison in the meat case and they usually have rabbit frozen. I've also gotten rabbit from the Bar 5 stand at the Farmers Market.

              1. ibew292 Apr 20, 2012 05:33 AM

                Pheasants at Asian markets.

                1. BigSal Apr 20, 2012 04:53 AM

                  I've purchased rabbit from Clancey's.

                  1. steamer Apr 19, 2012 10:03 PM

                    Whole foods has bison for starts and on the internet D'artagnan sells all kinds of game at premium prices.
                    http://www.dartagnan.com/

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