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2017 Local Turkey Availability

Are you looking for a fresh, Appalachian Grown™ turkey for your Thanksgiving table? Local farms and businesses 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, or get on a waiting list. 

There are also other great locally-raised entree options to choose from, including chicken, duck, rabbit, whole ham, a leg of lamb, trout fillets, brisket, standing rib roast, and more. Use our online Local Food Guide to search for farms, businesses, and farmers markets selling local products for all of your Thanksgiving shopping needs. Stay tuned for more local holiday tips!


Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Fairview, NC

All turkeys reserved, but waiting list for potential cancellations. Contact Kelsey Winterbottom., 828-628-1027

Against the Grain

Watauga, County

Cost: $5.00 lb; or heritage $11/lb
Size: 8-13 lbs;  or 12-18 lbs heritage
Pick-up Date and Location: Saturday before Thanksgiving at Watauga County Farmers Market. Tuesday before Thanksgiving at the farm.
To Reserve: go to or email farm at


Food Matters Market

Description: turkeys from Highlands Family Farm 

Brevard, Morganton, Hickory

Cost: $3.98 lb
Size: 10-15 lbs
Pick-up Date and Location: November 19; at respective stores
To Reserve: Call your respective Food Matters Market location

Rose Mountain Butcher Shoppe

Description: turkeys from Against the Grain

West Jefferson, NC

Cost: $6 lb
Size: 15-22 lbs
Pick-up Date: November 20-22, will be processed the Sunday before Thanksgiving
Pick up Location: at the shop
To Reserve: Call 336-466-4790

Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery

Description: turkeys from Timber Rock at Hopkins Farm

Greenville, SC

Cost: $8.50 lb
Size: different sizes available
Pick-up Date and Location: at shop
To Reserve: call shop, order in person at shop, or order on website.

Be Natural Market

Description: turkeys from New Life Farm

Boone, NC

Cost: $4.99 lb
Size: 16-18 lbs
Pick-up Date and Location: at the market
To Reserve: at the market

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