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Free-range Thanksgiving turkey?

mhyrrbabe Oct 17, 2006 09:20 PM

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 www.cibolafarms.com, but I'd be interested in other options.

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    bacchante RE: mhyrrbabe Oct 17, 2006 09:36 PM

    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. davefaris RE: mhyrrbabe Oct 17, 2006 10:06 PM

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

      1. chowser RE: mhyrrbabe Oct 17, 2006 10:46 PM

        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.

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          MakingSense RE: mhyrrbabe Oct 17, 2006 10:57 PM

          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.

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            judyh.nguyen RE: mhyrrbabe Oct 18, 2006 02:56 PM

            Wegmans in Fairfax carries them.

            1. Hoosierland RE: mhyrrbabe Oct 18, 2006 02:59 PM

              Williams-Sonoma delivers

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                shellymck RE: mhyrrbabe Oct 18, 2006 03:03 PM

                South Mountain Creamery carries them and you can have them delivered. Ordering is going on now. Southmountaincreamery.com

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                  Franklun RE: mhyrrbabe Oct 18, 2006 05:03 PM

                  For the truest free-rangers of all, I visit my brother in upstate NY, get a non-resident permit, and shoot a nice fat bearded turkey for myself. I don't know how you can have a "free range" domesticated turkey when ol' Tom and his turkey buddies live wild and free over a broad geographic range in the U.S., waiting patiently to be harvested.

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