I've decided that a good way to spend the coming long weekend will be to take a whole duck through as many new recipes as possible; the cold smoker may even get to make an appearance. Call it a test run for the coming holiday season.
I stopped into Savenor's on the way home and they had nice looking fresh Long Island ducks for $5.99/lb, or about $30 a bird. Is this my best bet? Or should I be able to find a better value elsewhere. For what it's worth, I live in Cambridge and can get anywhere by T or bike.