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So you wanna buy a duck

Thursday, March 11, 1999

By Marlene Parrish, Post-Gazette Staff Writer

To buy locally

Amarraca and selected Giant Eagle supermarkets: Frozen whole white Pekin ducklings weigh from 4 to 5 pounds and run about $1.99 to $2.19 a pound. They will make 2 to 4 servings. Fully-cooked and frozen half-ducks are $6.59 for a 14-ounce package. These are good to have on hand to run under the broiler on a busy day.

John McGinnis and Co., Route 88, Castle Shannon: Frozen whole white Pekin ducklings weigh from 4 to 5 pounds and run about $2.49. a pound. Special-order fresh ducks are $3.79 a pound. Frozen Muscovy ducks weighing 7 to 8 pounds are $5.99 a pound.

Mail order and Internet

D'Artagnan Inc., 399 St. Paul Ave., Jersey City, N.J. 07306: Pekin, Muscovy, Moulard, Mallards in season. Whole ducks, boneless breast, smoked breast, legs, confit, foie gras. Mail order: 800-327-8246. Internet:

Joie DeVivre, Box 875, Modesto, Calif. 95353: Muscovy. Whole, boneless breast, legs, whole smoked duck, smoked magret, dried magret, foie gras, confit. Mail order: 800-648-8854. E-mail:

GoodHeart Brand Specialty Meats, 11122 Nacogdoches, San Antonio, Texas 78217: Muscovy. Whole, boneless breasts, smoked magret, confit, foie gras. Mail order: 888-466-3992. Internet:

Culver Duck Farms, Middlebury, Ind.: White Pekin whole ducks, boneless pre-marinated and plain breasts, legs. Mail order: 800-825-9225. Internet:

Maple Leaf Farms, Milford, Ind. 46542-0308: White Pekin Ducks. Mail order: 219-658-4121. Internet:

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