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*Updated* Find Your Local Thanksgiving Turkey!

Are you looking for a fresh, Appalachian Grown turkey for your Thanksgiving table this year? Local farms are taking orders! Find out how to pre-order your bird, plus how the turkeys were raised, price per pound, and much more.  Keep in mind that most farms and retailers will sell out quickly so please be sure to order your turkey at least two weeks before Thanksgiving.

Farms:

Balsam Gardens

Sylva, NC

“Our Turkeys are raised on fresh grass, spent garden beds, bugs, seeds and a locally milled ration of soybean meal, Jackson County corn, oats and Fertrell Nutribalancer (an NOP approved premix for poultry that boasts kelp meal as one of its top ingredients). Our turkeys are never fed or administered antibiotics or animal by-products.”

Cost: $4/lb
Size: 10-20 lbs
Pick-up Date Asheville: Tuesday November 25, 2014
Pick-up Time Asheville: 4-6 pm
Pick-up Location Asheville: Come pick up your turkey at our new farm: 970 Sand Hill Road, West Asheville.
To Reserve: balsamgardens.com

Pick-up Date Sylva: Monday November 24, 2014 and Tuesday November 25, 2014
Pick-up Time Sylva: 4-6 pm
Pick up Location Sylva: 433 Crawford Cemetery Road, Sylva, NC
To Reserve: balsamgardens.com

Blue Ridge Mountain Foods

Marshall, NC

“These turkeys are raised on healthful grains and allowed to roam the top of a mountain in pastures with a million dollar view 100 times the size of the average commercial turkey ranch. Their high protein diet provides the optimum amount of nutrients for the turkey to grow into a bigger and more flavorful turkey than one typically found in the supermarket. You won’t find any antibiotics, animal by-products, preservatives or hormones in a Blue Ridge Mountain Foods Free-Range Turkey.”

Cost: $4.99/lb
Size: 10-20 lbs (Possible to purchase turkey portions as well)
Pick-up Date: Delivered to your door OR pick up.
Pick-up Location: Pick-up at the The Chop Shop Butchery, West Village Market, Katuah Market or French Broad Food Co-op.
To Reserveblueridgemountainfoods.com

BusyBee Farm

Brevard, NC

“BusyBee Farm offers a variety of farm goods that are raised or grown as naturally as possible, providing the highest quality products for consumers while duly caring for the land that sustains it. Our turkeys are all natural, pasture raised, free of added hormones and antibiotics.”

Cost: $4.75/lb
Size: 10-12 lbs OR 20-22 lbs
Pick-up Date: Tuesday November 25, 2014 or Wednesday November 26, 2014
Pick-up Time: Tuesday: 3-6 pm Wednesday: 9 am-12 pm OR 3-6 pm
Pick-up Location: 1065 Whitmire Road, Brevard, NC
To Reserve: busybeefarm@nullgmail.com

Duck Dance Farm

Burnsville, NC

“Our mission here at Duck Dance Farm is the breeding and dissemination of rare heritage breeds of waterfowl. We currently have eight breeds of ducks and three breeds of geese on our farm. We love our birds and are continually working on raising the healthiest, happiest birds possible. We do process and eat our birds here on the farm and believe as permaculturists that ducks are one of the best and easiest farm animals available. We are offering ducks and guineas for Thanksgiving this year.”

Cost: Ducks: $10/lb Guineas: $9/lb
Size: Ducks: 3-5 lbs Guineas: 2-4 lbs
Pick-up Date: 7 days a week.
Pick-up Time: Call ahead.
Pick-up Location: Duck Dance Farm, 150 Troxell Drive, Burnsville, NC
To Reserve: Call: (828) 675-2012

East Fork Farm

Marshall, NC

“At two weeks old, our healthy chicks are moved from the brooder to a greenhouse that provides access to the great outdoors. The chicks are able to scratch for insects, forage for succulent young greens, eat all of the grain-based feed they desire and get plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Because of all this care, our birds live in a stress free environment which in turn provides health benefits to the consumer.”

Cost: $4.75/lb
Size: 12-22 lbs
Pick-up Date: Tuesday November 25, 2014
Pick-up Time: 3-7 pm
Pick-up Location: 215 Meadow Branch Road, Marshall, NC
To Reserve: eastforkfarm.net

Franny’s Farm

Leicester, NC

“Stop by for our Strut Stopper Soiree at Franny’s Farm! With complimentary Home-brew Beer & Snacks from 3-6 pm. Many More Farm Goods available for purchase.”

Cost: $6.99/lb
Size: 11-15 lbs
Pick-up Date: Saturday November 22, 2014 or Sunday November 23, 2014
Pick-up time: 3 pm-6 pm or Sunday pick-up available 12 pm-4 pm
Pick-up Location: 38 Came Sharp Road, Leicester, NC
To Reserve: (828) 216-2836

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Fairview, NC

“While our chickens and turkeys enjoy their natural forages, they are also fed a corn and soybean based grain to supplement their nutritional needs. The result of careful pasture and livestock management in a pastured poultry system is part of creating a healthier farm ecosystem, healthy livestock, and amazing food.”

Cost: $4.50/lb
Size: 12-20 lbs
Pick-up Date: Friday November 21, 2014 or Sunday November 23, 2014
Pick-up Time: 10 am-5 pm
Pick-up Location: 57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC
To Reserve: hickorynutgapfarm.com

Retail Locations:

Farm to Home Milk

Asheville, NC

“Our turkeys are GMO free, local, and free range from Blue Ridge Mountain Foods. You can order whole turkeys or turkey portions. If you want your turkey before Thanksgiving,  your turkey will be delivered frozen. If you order your turkey to be delivered the week of Thanksgiving you will receive a fresh turkey.”

Cost: $6.25/ lb
Size: 10- 20 lbs
Pick-up Date: Delivered to your door!
To Reserve: www.farmtohomemilk.com

Foothills Farm and Butchery

Black Mountain, NC

“We source only local and pasture-raised meats from farms in North Carolina. Our meats are raised without added hormones and no routine antibiotics on small, independent family farms.” Pasture raised poultry is from Balsam Gardens in Sylva, NC.

Cost: $4.50/lb
Size: 12-20 lbs
Pick-up Location: 1196B Old Hwy 70 Black Mountain, NC
To Reserve: (828) 669-8200 There is a $20 deposit to reserve your turkey.

French Broad Co-op

Asheville, NC

“The French Broad Food Co-op grocery department is stocked with everything you need to be healthy and happy! From soy cheese to locally-produced eggs, meats and cheeses to ethnic fare, you’re sure to find something delicious to take home. Thanksgiving turkeys are locally sourced from Hickory Nut Gap Farm and Blue Mountain Foods.”

Cost: *Check back for updates!
Size:
Pick-up Location: 90 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC
To Reserve: *ordering info coming soon!

Katuah Market

Asheville, NC

“Katuah Market offers the highest quality natural, organic, and local food, and related lifestyle products. In selecting items for our store, we emphasize organic and locally-produced food. Thanksgiving turkeys are locally sourced from Balsam Gardens and Blue Ridge Mountain Foods.”

Cost: *Check back for updates!
Size:
Pick-up Location: 2 Hendersonville Road. Suite D, Asheville, NC
To Reserve: *ordering info coming soon!

West Village Market & Deli

Asheville, NC

“We offer fresh, local, organic produce; your favorite bulk and grocery items; local, grass fed meats; and a good selection of gluten-free items. Local Thanksgiving turkeys are sourced from Blue Ridge Mountain Foods and are antibiotic and hormone free.”

Cost: $4.79/ lb
Size: Half or whole turkeys available
Pick-up Location: 771 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC

 

Know of a farm offering holiday turkeys not on this list? Do tell!

Happy (Local) Thanksgiving!

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