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I'd like to roast a goose, but none of my local supermarkets stocks them. Where should I look?I would prefer fresh and local but frozen would suffice.

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What country do you live in? – TFD Nov 23 '11 at 5:33
i am in the US: Atlanta Ga. I didn't include this so as not to be too localized; a specific vendor would be great but general directions would be more widely useful. – David LeBauer Nov 23 '11 at 5:39
In Toronto, I find that the supermarket occasionally has 1 or 2, frozen. You can usually find it by digging to the bottom of the turkey pile. It's not a high demand item though. – Chris Cudmore Nov 23 '11 at 20:00
You may find them seasonally in very ordinary stores. Saw them at Walmart a few weeks ago, but got a duck instead. This was a seasonal selection---not part of their usual stock. – dmckee Dec 25 '11 at 20:02
I've protected this to avoid any more "this specific store in my town has geese" answers - it's only really reasonable to leave this question open if we're aiming for generic answers. – Jefromi Dec 1 '14 at 21:44

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Can't speak for Atlanta, but up here (Canada) when I am looking for a meat that a supermarket doesn't carry (like goose), I go to the local butcher. My butcher brings in a very good selection, and otherwise usually knows of more sources. Also good places to check are local farmer's markets.

Edit: Adding to an old answer as I've come across another additional thought. Another place that might be worth checking is the farms themselves. It's becoming more common to have farms that sell directly to consumers. Around here there's quite a few. A quick Google for "goose farm yourlocation" might be a place to start.

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+1: Good general advice. Since it could conceivably be hard to find a good butcher or meat market, in addition to searching online, you could try asking at restaurants that serve less common meats, or at farmer's markets (if there isn't anyone selling them there). Since you're in a big city, odds are pretty good, and like-minded people should be able to help! – Jefromi Nov 23 '11 at 17:55
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There is an international food company call ajc that sells frozen birds and one of the offices is located in Atlanta. A friend of my actually bought a goose from them two years ago. This company usually sells frozen foods. If you go to their website I linked above there may be a way to get a bird before its frozen, but I'm not sure. They have goose for sure though, everyone who ate it said it was great. Hope this helps.

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D'Artagnan is a very reputable gourmet meat purveyor here in the US, and they sell over the Internet. They sell very high quality geese, however, they're a bit expensive.

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You might try the Dekalb Farmer's Market (in Atlanta, GA) or Super H Mart, depending on where you are at. I don't specifically recall if they sell geese either place, but it seems likely. At the Dekalb FM, they would be in with the "other" meats near the poultry.

I'd also second finding a butcher, if there is one nearby, but most of the ones I am aware of are pretty basic low end places.

Edit: I just called, and the Dekalb Farmer's Market does sell geese! I still don't know about Super H Mart, though.

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You mentioned "Dekalb Farmers Market" as a source for Goose... which State is the Dekalb you mentioned located? Thanks! – William K. Dec 1 '14 at 20:08
this should be a comment; but Dekalb is in Georgia, USA – David LeBauer Dec 1 '14 at 20:50
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I buy things like that at a local farmer's market - that where I got the duck for today's dinner. They almost always have a butcher or two that can get anything you want.

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