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Find Your Local Thanksgiving Turkey & Main Dish Alternatives

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.

There are still local turkey options available throughout the region, but not all that many. 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.

If you’re willing to take a more adventurous approach to your holiday meal this year and feature a different main course, some great locally-grown alternatives are chicken, rabbit, whole ham, a leg of lamb, trout fillets, or standing rib roast. Search for farms selling local product or tailgate markets for all of your Thanksgiving shopping needs at our online Local Food Guide.


Cloud 9 Farm 

Fletcher, NC

White, broad breasted turkeys, only 9 left! Will also have giblets and chestnuts.

Cost: $4.50/lb
Size: 15-25 lbs
Pick-up Date: Tuesday, November 22nd
Pick-up Time: All day
Pick-up Location: Cloud 9 Farm; 137 Bob Barnwell Rd Fletcher, NC 28732 (call for directions)
To Reserve: Call Janet at 828-628-1758


Dillingham Family Farm 

Barnardsville, NC

White, broad breasted turkeys. Fresh, with neck and giblets inside cavity unless otherwise requested.

Cost: $4.00/lb
Size: 15-22 lbs
Pick-up Date: Wednesday, November 23rd
Pick-up Time: 2:30pm-6:30pm
Pick-up Location: Weaverville Tailgate Market; 60 Lakeshore Dr Weaverville, NC 28787
To Reserve: Call Brenda at 828-768-2624


Franny’s Farm 

Leicester, NC

Our heritage poultry is raised on pasture with organic, non-gmo feed. We breed, incubate, grow out and process all on-site according to humane practices. For more information and pictures, visit our website, visit our farm, social media and check out #honorthebird .

Cost: $9.19/lb
Size: 9-17 lbs
Pick-up Date: Sunday, November 20th
Pick-up Time: 9:30am-5:30pm as part of the Leicester Holiday Farm Tour
Pick-up Location: Franny’s Farm; 22 Franny’s Farm Rd Leicester, NC 28748
To Reserve: Email or call 828-708-5587


Hickory Nut Gap Farm 

Fairview, NC

We raise turkeys seasonally at Hickory Nut Gap Farm for Thanksgiving. Like our chicken broilers, turkey poults start out their life in the brooder and move onto pasture at about 3 weeks of age. The turkeys forage in our fields, eating insects and naturally fertilizing the soil. Our turkeys are given no antibiotics or added hormones and are raised on vegetarian grain feed. We raise broad-breasted bronze and broad-breasted white breeds.

Cost: $4.50/lb
Size: 12-20 lbs, fresh or frozen
Pick-up Date: November 19-21st
Pick-up Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Pick-up Location: Hickory Nut Gap Farm Store; 57 Sugar Hollow Rd Fairview, NC 28730
To Reserve: Go to


Highlands Family Farm

Connelly Springs, NC

All-natural, pasture-raised turkeys available for retail, as well as wholesale.

Cost: $3.50/lb
Size: 15-18 lbs
Pick-up Date: Individually schedule with farmer
Pick-up Time: Individually schedule with farmer
Pick-up Location: One the farm in Burke County, NC. Shipping and/or delivery potentially available.
To Reserve: Call or text Daniel at 828 502 9117


French Broad Food Co-op

Asheville, NC

All Hickory Nut Gap turkeys. (Pick-up in town)

Cost: $5.99/lb ($1 off if you are a Co-op Owner), $25 deposit, Limited supply!
Size: 12-20 lbs
Pick-up Date: November 18-23rd
Pick-up Location: French Broad Food Co-op; 90 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801
To Reserve: Call 828-255-7650, or come in

Search for farms selling local product or tailgate markets for all of your Thanksgiving shopping needs at our online Local Food Guide.