4 Reasons to Go Local for Your Thanksgiving Turkey
1- Keep your dollars in your community: The average farmer only makes $0.17 for every $1.00 spent on the food they grew. Buying directly from a farmer means they will receive 100% of the profits they earned.
2- A more flavorful turkey: Turkeys that are able to forage in grass and move around outdoors are generally smaller and much more flavorful. So juicy, you may not even need the gravy *gasp*. With smaller family gatherings, you may not need a 20lb bird.
3- Know what you’re paying for: Buying a locally raised turkey can offer more transparency into the living conditions of the bird and farming practices of the farm that raised it. Understand what labels like “organic” “free-range” and “natural” mean in our guide here.
4- Make your values the centerpiece of your table: Buying a local turkey sets the tone for your meal. What better way to offer true gratitude for the people and land that nourish your family.
Where to Pre-Order a Locally Raised Thanksgiving Turkey
Adirondack Harvest Member Farms:
Adirondack Beef Company, Croghan, NY
Ben Wever Farm, Willsboro, NY
Mace Chasm Farm, Keeseville, NY
Serenity Acres Farm, Ogdensburg, NY
Woven Meadows Farm, Saranac, NY Can also order Woven Meadows turkeys through Farmhouse Pantry in Saranac, NY
Adirondack Harvest Member Local Retailers:
Fred the Butcher, Halfmoon, NY (NY Raised)
Green Goddess, Lake Placid, NY (Organic PA and VT Raised)
North Country Co-Op, Plattsburgh, NY (VT Raised)
Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-Op, Ticonderoga, NY (VT Raised)
Other Farms Offering Local Turkeys:
(Photo: Pasture-raised turkeys at Adirondack Beef Company, Croghan, NY)