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Where do you get organ meats?

Answered on November 06, 2014
Created March 09, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Where do you get organ meats and which ones do you like? I'm interested in starting to eat them.... I do all of my shopping at organic grocery stores and I don't even know where to start.

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on March 09, 2012
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The Farmer's Market does NOT have sheep/goat offal, only beef. They do have sheep meat, but not offal, and no goat at all. Also, goat/sheep in the US aren't treated as bad as cows are, so the meat is probably pastured. From the Asian Market I get pork hearts, but then again pork is just pork, most of the time. The duck gizzards are also good, because they have a very healthy color compared to the chicken ones next to them to the aisle. So basically, the stuff I buy, are very acceptable. I used to get beef liver in the Asian market btw, and was bad, so I stopped getting it there.

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on March 09, 2012
at 02:38 PM

Please, *please*, get them at a farmer's market from pastured animals. If you do get them from the grocery store, at minimum require that the organs are from "all natural, antibiotic free" animals.

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on March 09, 2012
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I get offal from the Farmer's market (grass fed beef innards), Asian market (duck gizzards, pork hearts), and a Mediterranean store (all kinds of goat/sheep innards, including tripe) close to where I live in the Bay Area.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on March 09, 2012
at 02:38 PM

Please, *please*, get them at a farmer's market from pastured animals. If you do get them from the grocery store, at minimum require that the organs are from "all natural, antibiotic free" animals.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on March 09, 2012
at 04:48 PM

The Farmer's Market does NOT have sheep/goat offal, only beef. They do have sheep meat, but not offal, and no goat at all. Also, goat/sheep in the US aren't treated as bad as cows are, so the meat is probably pastured. From the Asian Market I get pork hearts, but then again pork is just pork, most of the time. The duck gizzards are also good, because they have a very healthy color compared to the chicken ones next to them to the aisle. So basically, the stuff I buy, are very acceptable. I used to get beef liver in the Asian market btw, and was bad, so I stopped getting it there.

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on March 09, 2012
at 02:32 PM

I get mine from the butcher from whom I get all my holistically-raised, locally-grown meat. I buy all the 'spare parts' by request -- I just ask at the meat counter if they have XYZ. For example, yesterday, I asked my butcher if he had chicken necks and livers -- he had the necks, but no chicken livers... but he told me he DID have some duck livers... which I happily took off his hands.

If you ask, the people in the butcher's section can help you find what you need.

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on March 09, 2012
at 06:05 AM

Do the stores you shop in have a butcher section? Or is there a good butcher you could ask locally?

I get everything from my local butcher, he has so much more than is on display - and if he doesn't have it in the store he can almost always order it in. I think they actually like it when people ask for the things they rarely sell!

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on March 09, 2012
at 03:43 PM

U.S. Wellness Meats if you need an online source

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on March 09, 2012
at 02:33 PM

I don't have a butcher nearby, so I usually go to Whole Foods- grass-fed organs are usually $4.99/lb. I like heart and liver, but kidneys taste like old urinal.

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on March 09, 2012
at 12:53 PM

I buy directly from the processor. I get liver, tongue and heart for $2/lb.

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on November 06, 2014
at 05:11 AM

From us!

pasture raised, no added hormones, antibiotics, or steroids.  Shipley Farms Beef - small family operation, just getting into the organs market.  we're on facebook.  Based in NC mountains.

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Ff6180e3f7dd2f52745ec654cdd15181

on March 09, 2012
at 03:45 PM

U.S. Wellness Meats

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