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  • Post #31 - May 19th, 2012, 4:20 pm
    Post #31 - May 19th, 2012, 4:20 pm Post #31 - May 19th, 2012, 4:20 pm
    exvaxman wrote:You did just remind me - Pel Freez rabbits used to have a distribution center in Brown Deer.
    I haven't seen their rabbit in the freezer sections in years.



    Pel-Freez is based in Rogers, AR. Most of their rabbits are raised In Missouri, Arkansas, and So. Illionois.

    Most of the rabbit that I have seen locally has been raised in China - even at specialty markets.
  • Post #32 - May 21st, 2012, 8:10 am
    Post #32 - May 21st, 2012, 8:10 am Post #32 - May 21st, 2012, 8:10 am
    Thanks for the replies.
    At $35, I will continue to get my rabbits at Johns Live Poultry in Chicago, about the same price.
    I haven't been able to locate a source for Pel Freeze locally for at least 20 years.
    If you go to thier website, they are now marketing feed etc to growers and list frozen cases for sale.
    With Overnight delivery costs, its not cost effective,
    The coyotes have eaten most of the wild rabbits in Southern Wisconsin and I haven't shot one in about 10 years, so rabbit has not been on the menu much lately!-Dick
  • Post #33 - May 21st, 2012, 10:35 am
    Post #33 - May 21st, 2012, 10:35 am Post #33 - May 21st, 2012, 10:35 am
    How strange! Usually food prices in Canada in general, and Montréal in particular, are much higher than South of the Border. But rabbit is different. The last few weeks, rabbit/lapin has been a loss-leader in the weekly flyer, going for c. $5 a pound. And it's *always* available in the freezer chest of most decent-sized supermarkets in the city. Must be cultural differences.

    Geo
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  • Post #34 - May 21st, 2012, 11:07 am
    Post #34 - May 21st, 2012, 11:07 am Post #34 - May 21st, 2012, 11:07 am
    budrichard wrote:The coyotes have eaten most of the wild rabbits in Southern Wisconsin and I haven't shot one in about 10 years, so rabbit has not been on the menu much lately!-Dick

    There seem to be lots of them in Wauwatosa!
  • Post #35 - May 21st, 2012, 3:29 pm
    Post #35 - May 21st, 2012, 3:29 pm Post #35 - May 21st, 2012, 3:29 pm
    The $35 price is for a live rabbit of about 5-6#'s processed while you wait.-Dick
    :mrgreen: Its called John's Live Poultry for a reason!
  • Post #36 - May 21st, 2012, 8:51 pm
    Post #36 - May 21st, 2012, 8:51 pm Post #36 - May 21st, 2012, 8:51 pm
    The butcher I spoke with at Bunzels said that their rabbits, in fact all of their meat products were from the midwest. He could not tell me a farm offhand, but also mentioned that I was the second person in a month to ask the same question. I didn't ask any further since they were busy at the time.
  • Post #37 - May 22nd, 2012, 2:29 pm
    Post #37 - May 22nd, 2012, 2:29 pm Post #37 - May 22nd, 2012, 2:29 pm
    Stopped at Bunzel's market today and picked up two rabbits. They are available frozen, small, fryers about 1&1/2#. One is thawing now for dinner iin a day or so.-Dick
  • Post #38 - May 22nd, 2012, 11:35 pm
    Post #38 - May 22nd, 2012, 11:35 pm Post #38 - May 22nd, 2012, 11:35 pm
    Geo wrote:How strange! Usually food prices in Canada in general, and Montréal in particular, are much higher than South of the Border. But rabbit is different. The last few weeks, rabbit/lapin has been a loss-leader in the weekly flyer, going for c. $5 a pound. And it's *always* available in the freezer chest of most decent-sized supermarkets in the city. Must be cultural differences.

    Geo


    I see rabbit all over the place in the INDEPENDENT markets throughout Chicagoland.. However, it is not like the old Pel-freez with a professional package and the like. Generally, it is frozen solid and packaged in cellophane. More importantly, it lacks a country of origin label.

    Lamb and small lobsters are generally cheaper in major cities in Canada.
  • Post #39 - May 23rd, 2012, 8:19 am
    Post #39 - May 23rd, 2012, 8:19 am Post #39 - May 23rd, 2012, 8:19 am
    Thinking maybe we need to break this off into a separate "where to buy rabbit" thread?

    C&D farms has rabbit on the van (coming to a farmers market near you daily :D ) --$20/each (2-3lbs)
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #40 - May 24th, 2012, 8:59 am
    Post #40 - May 24th, 2012, 8:59 am Post #40 - May 24th, 2012, 8:59 am
    "see rabbit all over the place in the INDEPENDENT markets throughout Chicagoland.. However, it is not like the old Pel-freez with a professional package and the like. Generally, it is frozen solid and packaged in cellophane. More importantly, it lacks a country of origin label."

    These are ALL imported from China. I have even seen them with two different labels, China and USA!
    I haven't seen Pel-Freeze for decades.
    The rabbits I purchased are too small for my boneless saddle of rabbit.
    I think that John's Live Poultry will continue to be my source.
    Of course at the County Fair, they are exhibited and auctioned but I really don't care to eat someones pet rabbit!-Dick
  • Post #41 - May 24th, 2012, 9:20 am
    Post #41 - May 24th, 2012, 9:20 am Post #41 - May 24th, 2012, 9:20 am
    jlawrence wrote:Lamb and small lobsters are generally cheaper in major cities in Canada.


    Joe, that's right. We've been getting 1-1.5lb lobsters for $5-6/lb all Spring long. And yes, lamb is always cheaper, esp. in Montréal, where there is a very large Greek community; you can even buy a frozen *whole* lamb for spit-roasting. Québec lamb is really superb.

    Geo
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  • Post #42 - May 24th, 2012, 10:51 am
    Post #42 - May 24th, 2012, 10:51 am Post #42 - May 24th, 2012, 10:51 am
    I am now better versed in Milwaukee-area food shopping, thanks to the most gracious Mr. and Mrs. exvaxman, who very kindly took me on a whirlwind tour. Some of the highlights included Karl's Country Market in Menominee Falls, a great place for meat and sausages; Bunzel's, an old-fashioned butcher shop; Rhino Foods, an expansive Asian market; an unnamed Hmong market I hope I can find again; Glorioso's Italian Foods, which carries a great selection of Italian cheeses; Taj Grocery, a very nice Indian market; Kallas Honey Farm, which sells a variety of honeys and honey products as well as horseradish; and more. Many more stores and restaurants were pointed out in passing. I should have taken more detailed notes.

    Karl's Country Market
    W156n5645 Pilgrim Road
    Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
    (262) 252-3090
    http://karlsmarket.com

    Bunzel's Old-Fashioned Meat Market

    8415 West Burleigh St.
    Milwaukee, WI 53222
    (414) 873-7960
    http://www.bunzels.com

    Rhino Food Store
    7411 W. Hampton Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53218
    (414) 393-0637

    Glorioso's Italian Market
    1011 E. Brady St.
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    (414) 272-0540
    http://www.gloriosositalianmarket.com

    Taj Grocery
    5597 N. Lovers Lane Road
    Milwaukee, WI 53225
    414-462-3946
    http://www.tajgrocerymilwaukee.com

    Kallas Honey Farm
    5500 W. Douglas Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53218
    (414) 462-3530
    http://www.kallashoney.com
  • Post #43 - May 24th, 2012, 10:57 am
    Post #43 - May 24th, 2012, 10:57 am Post #43 - May 24th, 2012, 10:57 am
    budrichard wrote:The rabbits I purchased are too small for my boneless saddle of rabbit.
    I think that John's Live Poultry will continue to be my source.
    Of course at the County Fair, they are exhibited and auctioned but I really don't care to eat someones pet rabbit!-Dick

    According to the Shepherd Express, Tower Chicken Farm has rabbit. Also pheasant and duck.

    Tower Chicken Farm
    4111 S. Sixth St., Milwaukee
    414-744-7151
  • Post #44 - May 24th, 2012, 11:38 am
    Post #44 - May 24th, 2012, 11:38 am Post #44 - May 24th, 2012, 11:38 am
    Rhino Foods, an expansive Asian market; an unnamed Hmong market I hope I can find again

    Is this near Rhino Foods?

    If not, perhaps exvaxman could enlighten on where it is?

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #45 - May 24th, 2012, 4:44 pm
    Post #45 - May 24th, 2012, 4:44 pm Post #45 - May 24th, 2012, 4:44 pm
    There is no name on the market, but it is a favorite of mine.
    The closest intersection is Mill Road and 76th.
    The landmarks to look for:
    1) Across from Spartan Gyro (please stop in - great guy and he has gyro burgers and pastrami burgers)
    2) between CVS and Remy Battery. That would put the address between 6330 North 76th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53218 and 6270 North 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI.
    The actual street is West Winfield, but has a 76th street address. There are no markings on the building.
  • Post #46 - May 24th, 2012, 4:52 pm
    Post #46 - May 24th, 2012, 4:52 pm Post #46 - May 24th, 2012, 4:52 pm
    Some more hints -
    if going west on Mill, cut through the CVS parking lot. If going north on 76th, the turn off if just past the overpass.
    If coming south on 76th, turn onto mill and cut through the CVS parking lot is easier with the traffic.

    Actually, just aim for the CVS :)

    for more bearings, it is directly across from spartan Gyro.
  • Post #47 - May 24th, 2012, 5:03 pm
    Post #47 - May 24th, 2012, 5:03 pm Post #47 - May 24th, 2012, 5:03 pm
    Oh - Kallas is actually the processing plant. The used to have a farm with hives in Glendale, but that is a thing of the past. You have to ask for the horseradish. I like their horseradish the best out of the Wisconsin brands I have sampled. When my brother-in-law was stateside I used to send him quarts of it.
    Always nice folks. One of my Egyptian friends who loves to make baklava only uses their products when I introduced them to him.

    Another honey facility with a museum as well as an outlet is http://www.honeyacres.com/
    Today, Honey Acres is located on a 40-acre property in rural Ashippun, Wisconsin; midway between Milwaukee and Madison.

    Very nice folks, they opened the museum up to me once when I was the only person in the place. I was sort of astounded at how many private labels they did when I stopped in. (including one bottle I spotted that said it was a hawaiian brand.... made in Wisconsin!) Not to far away from the Johnson Creek outlets.

    Also these folks to "grab and go" not that far outside of Milwaukee (just a little north)
    http://www.savorwisconsin.com/alllistin ... e=producer
  • Post #48 - May 24th, 2012, 6:39 pm
    Post #48 - May 24th, 2012, 6:39 pm Post #48 - May 24th, 2012, 6:39 pm
    Good evening, exvaxman.
  • Post #49 - May 24th, 2012, 9:29 pm
    Post #49 - May 24th, 2012, 9:29 pm Post #49 - May 24th, 2012, 9:29 pm
    Welcome Fowler!
    I hope that you enjoy LTH!
  • Post #50 - May 24th, 2012, 9:32 pm
    Post #50 - May 24th, 2012, 9:32 pm Post #50 - May 24th, 2012, 9:32 pm
    Fowler, check out the thread in events relating to a meetup on the 9th
  • Post #51 - May 25th, 2012, 6:19 pm
    Post #51 - May 25th, 2012, 6:19 pm Post #51 - May 25th, 2012, 6:19 pm
    I have not had a chance to taste anything I picked up on the tour except the peppered summer sausage from Karl's, but that was great.
  • Post #52 - May 31st, 2012, 10:31 am
    Post #52 - May 31st, 2012, 10:31 am Post #52 - May 31st, 2012, 10:31 am
    Rabbit update.
    While small, the frozen rabbit from Bunzels was of excellent quality.-Dick
  • Post #53 - June 1st, 2012, 7:21 pm
    Post #53 - June 1st, 2012, 7:21 pm Post #53 - June 1st, 2012, 7:21 pm
    I'm doing a rabbit stew for the incoming cub scouts to my boy scout group with the Bunzel's rabbit. The last time I did the same people loved it. But after the posts here, I want to find more meaty rabbits.
  • Post #54 - June 2nd, 2012, 8:28 pm
    Post #54 - June 2nd, 2012, 8:28 pm Post #54 - June 2nd, 2012, 8:28 pm
    These places have rabbits:

    Rasmussen Farm Market, Hartland
    MacFarlane Pheasants, Janesville
    Larson Rabbitry, Columbus
  • Post #55 - June 3rd, 2012, 3:30 pm
    Post #55 - June 3rd, 2012, 3:30 pm Post #55 - June 3rd, 2012, 3:30 pm
    Surprise, surprise. Pick-n-save made #9 on the worst supermarkets in America.
    Jewel made #5.
    http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Media/Slideshow/2012/04/13/12-Worst-Supermarkets-in-America.aspx
  • Post #56 - June 4th, 2012, 12:29 pm
    Post #56 - June 4th, 2012, 12:29 pm Post #56 - June 4th, 2012, 12:29 pm
    I never should have mentioned Bunzel's for Rabbit (joking!). According to one of the people behind the counter there has been a run on rabbit - to the extent that there were none in stock when I wanted to start a stew for my scouts. A fresh order has been placed and should arrive from Minnesota today by 4.

    I'm surprised how many people north of the Cheddar curtain must read this blog.

    Oh - Bunzel's has a bacon cheeseburger patty close to the one Newton meats sells. One heck of a lot closer.
  • Post #57 - June 4th, 2012, 12:34 pm
    Post #57 - June 4th, 2012, 12:34 pm Post #57 - June 4th, 2012, 12:34 pm
    LAZ wrote:
    budrichard wrote:The rabbits I purchased are too small for my boneless saddle of rabbit.
    I think that John's Live Poultry will continue to be my source.
    Of course at the County Fair, they are exhibited and auctioned but I really don't care to eat someones pet rabbit!-Dick

    According to the Shepherd Express, Tower Chicken Farm has rabbit. Also pheasant and duck.

    Tower Chicken Farm
    4111 S. Sixth St., Milwaukee
    414-744-7151



    Yup, they have duck and rabbit there. Never tried the rabbit from there but I have purchased duck breasts. They are maple leaf farms brand but I recall the prices being decent. If you haven't been to Tower, I recommend it for chicken and their incredible chicken sausages (I like the brats).

    I have purchased rabbit at Grasch's in Brookfield but I don't recall if it was imported or domestic. Whatever it was, It was pretty good, though.
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  • Post #58 - June 4th, 2012, 12:42 pm
    Post #58 - June 4th, 2012, 12:42 pm Post #58 - June 4th, 2012, 12:42 pm
    I have purchased rabbit at Grasch's in Brookfield

    a little far for me right now but Grash's is a great place. Also the only place to get lamb fries (not that I looked, I just went there knowing they would have some).

    On the maple leaf farms - I REALLY miss their outlet that they had in the chicago NW 'burbs as I was growing up.
    Talk about disappointed when I found out that their pre-packaged duck half with orange sauce was what was prepared at Bergoff's when I was a kid. Far cheaper to do it at home from frozen.
  • Post #59 - June 4th, 2012, 4:36 pm
    Post #59 - June 4th, 2012, 4:36 pm Post #59 - June 4th, 2012, 4:36 pm
    well, this is astounding. I picked up four packages of these at the Klemet's outlet - for $1 each. Marked "Allen Brothers".
    The Allen Brother's direct cost is $150 but they supply the buns :)
    http://www.allenbrothers.com/allen-brothers-mini-steak-dog-party-pack.html

    The Klemets outlet is hit or miss. Always summer sausages and beef sticks, sometimes deals like this.
  • Post #60 - June 5th, 2012, 9:22 am
    Post #60 - June 5th, 2012, 9:22 am Post #60 - June 5th, 2012, 9:22 am
    Exvaxman, Did they have more of them at Klement's? Might have to head there at lunch.

    I love going to Klement's right after Christmas, that is when they seem to have tons of summer sausages, etc left over from gift boxes. I have gone in there and left with a couple of bags of stuff and other times I'll just buy some brats or Italians and see nothing else I want.
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