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Is there any place in Wilmington to buy a pound or two of goat meat?

Paul Stephen


Goat , despite accounting for 70 percent of the red meat consumed worldwide according to a 2011 report in The Washington Post, has been a tough sell to American diners.

That being said, as the globe continues to shrink and our palates expand, the popularity of goat has seen something of an increase in recent years thanks to food blogs, culinary television and increased media attention.

There are at least two options in the local marketplace for those hoping to find anything from a pound or two to a whole goat to prepare at home.

Saigon Market at 4507 Franklin Ave. has a variety of cuts in their freezer section starting at $12.99 for a 2.5 pound package, owner Lan Washington said.

Tarheel Beef Co. sells ground goat for $8.99 per pound, and prices top out at $12.99 per pound for a whole leg, said owner Ron Koster. Call him at (910) 256-3234 for availability. His shop is at 23 S. 16th St., but he may be easier to catch at an area farmer’s market.


Are goats allowed in Wilmington or New Hanover County?

Is there a place where a local hunter can take his game to be rendered or processed for food?

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