If you really want to celebrate Thanksgiving like the pilgrims and indians (and you do not have time to catch your own wild turkey) consider ordering a local turkey for your Thanksgiving feast.
How does your Thanksgiving Turkey grow?
As you may guess from the name it naturally has more white meat, which everyone craves. These turkeys have been manufactured to fit demand the tradeoff is that these poor birds are plagued with health issues. One interesting fact is that Broad Breasted White turkeys require artificial insemination to produce fertile eggs. Learn More!
How to find your Turkey? For anyone living close to the Kansas City area here are some possibilities for a local turkey. All others just google for your gobble……local, organic, turkey (whatever your preference). Or you can see the end of the blog for some online resources for turkeys and other local/organic resources.
During the Thanksgiving meal you can be very THANKFUL that you know where your food comes from.
Learn More! Links and resources for local, free-range and/or organic year round. Become a member and sign-up for newsletters! Be informed about what you eating. Be good to your body!
Door to Door Organics blog re Thanksgiving Door to Door Organics (delivers to Kansas City). Check website to see if will deliver to your zip code. Door to Door has frozen organic turkeys but there may still be time to preorder a fresh humanely raised Turkey from Plainville Farms a family farm in Pennsylvania Amish Country. The turkeys are vegetarian-fed, antibiotic free and hormone free. The blog also has vegetarian alternatives for Thanksgiving.
KC Food Circle is a resource in the Kansas City area to local, organic, free range food. KC Food Circle members love to have fund and host several fun food and farm events through the year including wine tastings, seed exchange, and learning events. One event I attended last year was a tea party with a local beekeeper. Educational and fun!
From the Land of Kansas is a website to find all different produce, meats, wines that are grown in Kansas.
Organic Farm Food is a website you can use to find organic farms in your area.
Eat Wild is another resource to help you find farms using healthy practices in raising food. The premise being that we are probably not going to go back to foraging in the wild for our own food. Finding responsible farmers and supporting them is the next best thing.
Local Harvest is yet another resource to help find local, organic, healthy foods.
Thanksgiving Resource Guide from Compassion in World Farming.