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lait cru Sep 25, 2007 06:26 AM

I'm planning on putting together a locally-sourced Thanksgiving dinner and am looking for suggestions, especially for a good source for local turkeys. Has anyone tried the turkeys from Les Fermes Saint-Vincent? They are local and organic and sell at both Jean-Talon and Atwater. Other sources? Any and all tips appreciated!

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    lagatta Sep 25, 2007 02:59 PM

    Another place I really like for all manner of poultry is Fernando's on Roy, about half way between St-Denis and St-Laurent. Volailles et Gibiers Fernando
    116, rue Roy Montréal Tél: (514) 843-6652

    No, I've bought organic chickens from Les Fermes St-Vincent, but never a turkey. Too big for my household.

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      emerilcantcook Sep 26, 2007 05:48 AM

      I second Fernando's. Though I've never bought turkey (again too big for my household), everything else I bought from there were excellent. Nice people too.

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      swissfoodie Sep 25, 2007 07:28 PM

      Morgan Farm (www.fermemorgan) sells organic turkeys. They will be at the Outremont Organic market for the next Sundays.

      1. mainsqueeze Sep 26, 2007 07:50 AM

        We had an organic turkery from Les Fermes Saint-Vincent a couple of years ago and it was GREAT! But quite expensive! I think I paid nearly $50! I don't remember how big it was.

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          lait cru Sep 27, 2007 05:44 AM

          Thank you all! Do you happen to know, offhand, if Fernando's poultry is locally raised? I will just have to swing by and check them out, I guess. I love discovering new butchers.

          Does anyone have a preferred farm (near island of Montreal) that they like to visit for veg, fruits, meats, etc?

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            lagatta Sep 28, 2007 01:59 PM

            I passed by les Fermes St-Vincent; the organic turkeys are $15,95 kg. So a big one would be more than $50. They have ones from about 2kg, though. However it is better to reserve.

            Fernando's is Québec-raised, but I believe the farm is near Drummondville.

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            CBCann Oct 8, 2007 07:46 AM

            Hi there,
            Just stumbled onto this site and read about your attempt to have a locally-sourced Thanksgiving. I work at CBC Radio and we're going to be doing a series on living local. Can you contact me asap and let me know how it went? ann_lang@cbc.ca
            Cheers!
            Ann

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              lagatta Oct 8, 2007 08:13 AM

              Ann, is that part of the Montreal Matters about the environment?

              There was an excellent organic fair this summer at la TOHU - I started a thread about it on this board - that is an annual initiative, and most of the producers were local. You might also want to contact the local slow food convivium http://www.slowfoodquebec.com/ and of course speak to local producers at the major farmers' markets, and at the organic market still on in Outremont on Sundays (Once again, there is a thread about that on this board - easy to search).

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