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Farmers, especially those here in our region, are remarkable. They’re up against so many odds, and they still deliver the most exquisite — in both flavor and aesthetics — produce, meats, cheeses, and more to area farmers tailgate markets each week. Right now we are, and have been, experiencing severe drought conditions, and our farmers are still showing up to markets, abundance in hand. When at a market this week, be sure to tell your farmers thank you. Read the rest of this entry »

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There are less locally-raised turkeys available this holiday season. Why? Many farmers didn’t want to take the risk of raising poultry in the face of the avian flu outbreak in the western U.S.

There are still local turkey options available throughout the region. We have put together a list of farms that have Thanksgiving turkeys available below. If your heart’s set on a turkey, we encourage you to reserve it as soon as you can, as they’re likely to sell out early. Read the rest of this entry »

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Absolutely nothing compares to a truly farm fresh breakfast — the smell of potatoes, garlic, and onions frying, or good ol’ bacon and eggs. Find the highest quality and freshest breakfast ingredients at area winter farmers tailgate markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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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.

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With Thanksgiving less than a month away, now’s the time to reserve your local, Appalachian Grown bird. Find a farmer to supply your feast—plus learn how their turkeys are raised, get prices, and more—with the following list. Keep in mind, farms often sell out, so order soon. You can visit the farms’ websites (linked) and/or contact them directly for more details and to order. Many farms are also at local tailgate markets and can provide additional info or register you there.

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*UPDATE* As of this morning, Balsam Gardens and Which Came First Farm still have turkeys available. Contact them directly; details below. Hickory Nut Gap Farm and East Fork Farm have sold out and are no longer taking reservations. East Fork Farm is, however, still taking reservations for Christmas goose.

Want to make a local Thanksgiving meal this year, starting with a farm-fresh bird? The following farms are taking turkey reservations now; visit their websites and/or contact them directly for more details and to order. Many farms are also at local tailgate markets and can provide additional info or register you there.

Note: This is not necessarily a complete list. We will update it to include more farms as we gather that information, as well as share when farms have sold out. You can also browse farms offering turkeys (year-round and at the holidays) via our online Local Food Guide

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