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Jan 16, 2013 08:35 AM

Whole goat purchase - manhattan

Looking to purchase a kid to roast whole. I know there are some local farms that might sell whole goats but I don't know where to look.

Or even better, if anyone knows of a local butcher that sells goat, that info would be great as well so I can contact them about when they get orders in.


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  1. Lynnhaven Dairy Farm and Patches of Star, Union Square Greenmarket, usually have goat meat for sale. I'd contact them about your plans.

    I'd definitely contact Heritage Foods who were the ones behind the No Goat Left Behind stuff:

    Here's a list of their farms:

    They have a butcher shop in the Essex St Market:

    Dickson's could also probably order you a goat:

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    1. re: kathryn

      Thanks Kathryn, those are great links. I'm sorry I missed the main season in October! I'm definitely going to read up more on No Goat Left Behind, sounds like a great sustainable program.

      As for all the other replies, thanks for the input. You can get back to facebook and buzzfeed now.

    2. The best is to get one live and slaughter it yourself. You can get them cheap upstate. If you put down plastic, you can even do it in your bathroom. We do it about 4 times a year. A word of advice: careful when they squirm. They are nasty little suckers.

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      1. re: NYJewboy

        If you put plastic down, couldn't you do it in any room?

        1. re: porker

          I think you'd want the tub to catch any blood... Not to mention dissolve any evidence with lye in case it's not just goat you're slaughtering :)

          1. re: alkonost

            Why not do it in the street. Take a broom and some water and sweep up after. Just not outside a school. People are so sensitive.

            1. re: alkonost

              But wouldn't the tub make the plastic redundant? I'm just sayin...

              1. re: porker

                Oh please porker. We are not barbarians.