Homemade bone broth (aka stock) is really good for you, and it’s easy to make, too. But where do you get the bones? I always save the bones from our holiday turkeys and hams and any rotisserie chickens that we happen to buy, but I also buy bones for broth.
Small butcher shops are a good place to buy bones (that’s where I go for my beef bones), and Honey Baked Ham is the best source that I’ve found for ham bones. They often run bogo deals around the holidays, so it’s a great time to stock up.
You may also be able to buy bones at the grocery store. Just stop by the butcher counter and ask. Last week, while at Earth Fare, I was excited to spot a freezer of bones in the meat department. It was fully stocked with bones for making making soup and broth — an exciting find in my world.
I’ve almost used up my supply of homemade broth, so I’ll be stopping by soon to pick up a few.
If you’ve never made broth before, definitely give it a try: