Where Should I Buy My (Organic) Thanksgiving Turkey?

Good Questions

Q: I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving this year. I usually try to eat organic and/or sustainably produced meat and would love to serve some to my (very recently acquired!) in-laws, but I'm at a loss for what kind of turkey to buy and where to purchase it.

I assume Whole Foods will have some good options, but I'm wondering what else is out there, especially for a newly married Brooklyn gal on a budget!

Sent by DianaEditor: Diana, we'll be looking more closely at the Thanksgiving bird next week; we have a review of one brand of organic turkey, and we'll be giving more tips on tackling it too!

For now, though, as you plan ahead, our thought is to check your area through Local Harvest to see if there are free range, heritage birds available through a farmer close by. They are sometimes expensive but the demand has been rising so they are less rare these days. See this piece from a little while ago on heritage turkeys.

Here are a few more tips for planning your turkey.

Readers, any other suggestions for Diana?

Related: Recipe Review: Mark Bittman's Braised Turkey

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