2017 Local Turkey Availability

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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Are you looking for a fresh 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!

Farms:

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Fairview, NC

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


Against the Grain

Watauga County, NC

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 atgfarm.com or email farm at [email protected]


Retail:

Food Matters Market

BrevardMorganton, and 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

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

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

Boone, NC

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

Find more local products at appalachiangrown.org.

(Prepared by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.)