You could buy a frozen turkey from the grocery store, thaw it out and serve it up at your holiday table, but there are other options. While generally more expensive than the supermarket variety because of breed and breeding conditions, those who have taken the leap to local birds say the extra price gets you extra flavor.
If you want to get your gobbler locally, try The Maker’s Farm, where you can reserve a pasture-raised and antibiotic/hormone-free bird with a $15 deposit, which is deducted from the final cost of $5 per pound. The farm partners with services throughout the area for easy ordering and pickup, or you can buy direct from the farm.
Healthy Heritage, most known for their grass-fed beef, also takes orders for turkeys through the end of December. They work with farms committed to humane, sustainable farming practices and offer home delivery services, as well as easy pickup at farmers’ markets throughout the area.