Where to Buy Fresh Turkeys in the Hudson Valley

Here are the farms offering local birds for Thanksgiving.

November 5, 2012

Between area farmers’ markets and local farms, it’s possible to have a locally-sourced Thanksgiving this year. Start by planning where you’ll buy the big bird. Stone Barns is a popular place to pick one up, but their turkeys sell out in the blink of an eye. Here are some other farms that raise their own turkeys.

Hemlock Hill Farm
Named for the endless number of of Hemlock trees on the property, this farm has been raising Broad Breasted White turkeys for 70 years in Cortlandt Manor. They never give the animals hormones or antibiotics, and the animals are pasture-raised. (They’re also fed grain from Elmsford’s Captain Lawrence Brewery!) The turkeys’ weight ranges from 12 to 30 pounds.
500 Croton Avenue, Cortlandt Manor; 914-737-2810

John Boy’s Farm
You can’t get more organic than John Boy’s Broad-Breasted Bronze turkeys. All animals on John “Boy” Ulbado’s farm are born and raised on site, eat only locally-sourced grains, and roam the pastures all day. He describes the turkeys as a mix of heritage flavors with the large and juicy Broad-Breasted White turkeys many of us are accustomed to. Pick up one of John Boy’s birds at his new outpost in Bedford.
1 Court Road, Bedford; 914-205-3900

There are lots of organic turkeys available at this 1,000-acre organic Millerton farm. They have pasture- and humanely-raised Broad Breasted White turkeys between 12 and 24 pounds, and when you drive up to the market store to pick it up, there are lots of goodies on hand. The market sells homemade jams, pickles, tomato sauce, pies and cookies as well as their own fresh produce and deli meats. Don’t forget to tour the animal farm before you go!
5409 Route 22, Millerton; 518-789-4191 

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Anthony Legato October 16, 2014 at 2:08 am

Salinger’s Orchard Est. 1901
(845) 277-3521
230 Guinea Rd
Brewster, NY 10509
check out the website – http://salingersorchard.com
click “seasonal offerings at the top of the page

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