Bianco & Sons Italian Sausage
375 Revere St., Revere, 781-289-4688,
A family-run distributor that supplies Alma Nove in Hingham, Sonny Noto’s in East Boston, and others. There’s a small retail business; call a day ahead for your order, made in-house.
Borrelli’s Italian Deli
322 Merrimack St., Methuen, 978-687-2306, www.borrellisdeli.com
This 40-year-old deli draws loyalists for five kinds of sausage, made in-house: sweet and hot Italian; tomato and cheese; tomato, garlic, and cheese; and “everything” sausage with peppers and onions. Owner Don Smeriglio uses extra-lean pork butt, which doesn’t flame up on the grill.
DePasquale’s Sausage Co.
325 Watertown St., Nonantum, Newton,
Generations have bought sweet and hot Italian sausage here. Former longtime Patriots commentator Gino Cappelletti prefers his version rife with fennel, says company president Stephen DePasquale.
Di Paolo & Rossi
56 Salem St., North End, Boston, 617-227-7878
Chef Sam Monsour of jm Curley and Bogie’s Place frequents this North End shop, which specializes in hot Italian sausage made fresh for neighborhood restaurants such as L’Osteria.
244 Huron Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-4750, www.formaggiokitchen.com
Charcutiere Julie Biggs employs seasonal ingredients to fashion custom sausage for the shop’s Saturday barbecues.
Fowles Gourmet Market
341 High St., Newburyport, 978-465-9028, www.fowlesmarket.com
Fowles’s recipes are a century old. Ask for the “kitchen sink” and you’ll get sweet Italian sausage with peppers, onions, mushrooms, fennel, and cheese.
Karl’s Sausage Kitchen & European Market
1 Bourbon St., Peabody, 978-854-6650, www.karlssausage.com
You’ll find almost 50 types of Northern European sausage and cold cuts at Karl’s
(pictured), such as weisswurst, a rare Bavarian white sausage.
154 Turnpike Road, Southborough, 508-485-8884, www.panzanomarket.com
This market, adjacent to Tomasso Trattoria, is known for house-made pork sausage with garlic and fennel, used for the restaurant’s pizzas.
160 Charles St., Boston, 617-723-6328
92 Kirkland St., Cambridge, 617-576-6328www.savenorsmarket.com
Savenor’s specializes in sausage made from game (pheasant was a recent hit). This month, look for duck sausage sourced from Long Island’s Crescent Duck Farm.