Did you know that food travels an average of 1,500 and 2,500 miles from farm to table? Yikes! That doesn’t include the traveling you’ll be doing over the holidays. Reduce your carbon footprint by cutting back on carbon emissions and eating locally. Not only will you be supporting local farmers, but you’ll reduce CO2 and packaging waste. Another bonus is small farms, opposed to mass-produced poultry, is often free-range, anti-biotic and hormone-free, and feed an organic diet. That means it’s better for you and environment. Check out our five favorite local New York farms to buy your Thanksgiving turkey … you can even pick up some at the Greenmarket.
Norwich Meadows Farm – Head to the Greenmarkets at Union Square, Tompkins Square, Tucker Square, and 92nd Street for a certified organic, pasture raise, big-breasted beauty. They are raised in Norwich, NY on a 50-acre farm.
Violet Hill Farm – Place your order now for a fresh, hormone/anti-biotic-free, pasture-raised turkey from the Catskills, NY. After you submit your order you’ll be able to pick it up between November 20-24 at Abington Square, Jackson Heights, or Tompkins Square Greenmarkets.
Quattro Game Farm – Same deal … place your order now for November 20-24th pickup (at the Union Square Greenmarkey) of a free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free turkey. Plus they have the only Eastern Breed Wild Turkeys in the state. All the birds are raised in Pleasantville, NY. 845-635-8202
Hoosic River Poultry – Order their pasture-raised white broad breasted turkeys through the Greenmarket including Abington Square, Jackson Heights, or Tompkins Square. They are working on heritage raised breeds for next year. They are raised in upstate NY in Buskirk.
King Bird Farm – Sign up for the waiting list to get one of these 10-14 pounders. They’ll let you know if you got one the Tuesday before Thanksgiving … it’s like the lottery! The turkeys are free-range and fed certified organic feed in Berkshire, NY.