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Brad Ballinger Feb 10, 2014 03:24 PM

Looking for sources for rabbit. I used to purchase farm-raised rabbit at Lund's and Byerly's, but they haven't carried it in a while, and the butcher told me that they've had trouble finding a supplier.

Does anyone know of a source that isn't mail order?

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    Brad Ballinger Mar 7, 2014 04:23 PM

    Actually, my Rochester source says that rabbits aren't reproducing now, meaning he won't have any fresh rabbit until next summer.

    Stasny's in Saint Paul's north end always has it. So that's where I'll be going. $3.98/pound.

    1. krecreane Mar 1, 2014 01:40 PM

      I get mine at the Farmers Market from Bar 5.i think they go to indoor mkts in the winter.
      They have a website:

      1. mitch cumstein Feb 11, 2014 07:57 PM

        Also check out venison america or specialty meats and gourmet(same company i believe) they retail in hudson across from the fleet farm, and I believe distribute the clanceys rabbit. (Singerhouse farms iirc)

        1. Michael Florey Feb 11, 2014 02:33 PM

          Clancey's is the place to go for sure. Their rabbits are superb.

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            american_idle Feb 10, 2014 08:00 PM

            Stasny's Meats on Western / Cook in St. Paul. They are frozen and run about $7-8 for decent sized rodent.

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              foreverhungry Feb 11, 2014 06:56 AM

              Not to be picky, but rabbits are in the order Lagomorpha, not Rodentia.

              Sorry, my inner dorkness couldn't pass up the opportunity to comment on phylogeny.

              1. re: foreverhungry
                american_idle Feb 11, 2014 07:05 AM

                Learn something new every day.

                Lagomorphs differ from rodents in that they have four incisors in the upper jaw (not two, as in the Rodentia) and they are almost strictly herbivorous, unlike rodents, many of which will eat both meat and vegetable matter.

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              Brad Ballinger Feb 10, 2014 07:25 PM

              Thanks. I searched the board, found an earlier thread, noticed a reference to minnesotagrown.com. Uecker Family Farm has it for $4/pound. I think that's too good to pass up, so I'll likely go ahead and order it after all.

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                suburban_mom Feb 10, 2014 06:25 PM


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                  BigSal Feb 11, 2014 03:34 AM

                  Yes, Clancey's definitely has rabbit- frozen (and sometimes fresh).

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                  foreverhungry Feb 10, 2014 04:04 PM

                  Last year I got some at Seward Co-Op. Year before that I got some at the cheese/deli dude at Midtown Global Market.

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                    steve_in_stpaul Feb 10, 2014 03:50 PM

                    Mississippi Market carries it (frozen), though I would call to find out which store and if they have it in stock.

                    I THINK I've seen it at Dragon Star (Dale & Minnehaha in St. Paul), too.

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