Fresh Farm Turkey
We got a 19 pound turkey from the Delaware Chicken Farm market in Hollywood and it was fine. I injected it with marinade and dry rubbed it the night before and we deep fried it on Thanksgiving day. Very tasty and moist. But I wonder....was it really a fresh bird? The turkeys I got up north from the farms were bread with much larger breasts and I never found a plastic pop-up thermometer in them like I did with this Delaware Chicken Farm market turkey.
I have been buying my turkeys at Delaware Chicken Farm for years they are the best and if you brine it then cook it ....TOO DIE FOR....They also have great seafood and are one of the best locations to buy stone crabs they are the freshest and great prices. I also buy their turkey, chicken italian sausage great
Don't know if they're locally grown but you may want to check out Delaware Chicken Farm market in Hollywood. They say:
All Natural Grown Turkeys - All Delaware's All Natural grown turkeys receive only the best wholesome grown grains, and fresh water. They are allowed to grow to size naturally, and receive no growth hormones. The result is a naturally superior turkey with more abundant flavor than birds raised in Turkey "factories," greater meatiness and tenderness.
Also, thanks to the wonders of the internets, I found this interesting website highlighting Florida grass-fed products, which mentions a farm up in Live Oak specializing in heritage breed turkeys.
If you check into it, please report back!