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Oct 17, 2006 09:20 PM

Free-range Thanksgiving turkey?

I read a similar post from 2004, but wanted to see if anyone has new advice. I'd like to order a fresh free-range bird to pick up in DC before Thanksgiving. I found, but I'd be interested in other options.

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  1. I don't know what the response was in previous years, but at least in years past you could order one in advance from Polyface, a regular at the Arlington Courthouse and the Dupont farmers' markets.

    1. Whole Foods usually carries them, and takes names around the holidays.

      1. I don't know if you can only pick it up in DC but, if not, Ayrshire Farms is Humanely Certified and supplies Hunters Head Tavern.

        It's not that convenient but a beautiful drive.

        1. Market Poultry in Eastern Market on Capital Hill, generally has them year round. 202-543-7470. Closed Mondays.
          For holidays, you MUST order ahead.
          Also chicken, eggs, game. Prices lower, quality higher than Whole Foods. Family owned local business.

          1. Wegmans in Fairfax carries them.