Start Your Local Thanksgiving Planning Now!

by Patricia Eddy on September 20, 2010

Yes, I know it is just the middle of September, but if you’re thinking of cooking local for Thanksgiving (something we strongly encourage), it is time to start planning now! Why? Well, because you’ll need to reserve your Thanksgiving turkey as soon as possible. You see, if you want to serve a local turkey for Thanksgiving, you need to order well in advance. If you’ve been shopping the farmers markets regularly, you’ve probably already seen the signs.

Skagit River Ranch has about 60% of their turkeys reserved already, but if you sign up in the next few weeks, you’ll be guaranteed one of the freshest, best birds around. Stokesberry Sustainable Farm is also taking orders with a small deposit. River Farm at the University District Farmers Market hasn’t put up their signs yet, but likely they’ll have turkeys again this year as well. Growing Things had turkeys last year and likely will again. Ask at the University District or Ballard Farmers Markets for more information.

Another option isĀ Thundering Hooves. We’ve gotten a turkey from Thundering Hooves before. They have a nice variety of heritage and broad breasted birds. You can order online with a $30 deposit and then pay in full with cash or check at any number of their pickup locations.

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Shari September 30, 2010 at 11:53 am

We were lucky enough to raise 6 turkeys this year-free range/organic (all our yard leftovers). Gave 2 away as gifts and have 4 more for the rest of the year. Now, that’s local!

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