Where to Buy Venison

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fresh, farm-raised, grass-fed New Zealand venison from Firstlight Foods and other distributors is available in these stores:

Balducci's , with stores in Northwest, Bethesda, Alexandria and McLean ( http://www.balduccis.com), sells packaged, fresh venison strip loin, chops, tenderloin and leg medallions. A 14-ounce pack of four medallions is $12.99.

My Organic Market stores in Rockville, Frederick, Alexandria and Columbia East ( http://www.myorganicmarket.com) sell venison leg medallions for $12.99 for 14 ounces.

The Organic Butcher (6712 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, 703-790-8300; 416 W. Main St., Charlottesville, 434-244-7400; http://www.theorganicbutcher.com) sells a range of cuts, from stew meat for $9.99 per pound to tenderloin for $29.95 per pound.

Wegmans stores (45131 Columbia Pl., Sterling, 703-421-2400; 11620 Monument Dr., Fairfax, 703-653-1600; http://www.wegmans.com) sell venison chops, tenderloin and leg medallions from $14.99 to $19.99 for 14 ounces.

Whole Foods Market stores in Bethesda, Georgetown, Logan Circle, Alexandria, Annapolis and Kentlands ( http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com) sell ground fresh venison for $8.99 for 12 ounces, plus loin chops, steaks and rack chops.

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