Thanksgiving turkeys 2012
Just got the announcement from Slow Food Russian River for this year's Thanksgiving turkeys raised by 4H kids in Sonoma County. Price is $7.50/lb. Only 180 available this year: Bronze, Narragansett and Beltsville Small Whites. Ordering info:
Here's my photo set of the turkey "transformation" last year where volunteers harvest the heritage birds. Note that there is one picture with blood. I'm really glad to have the chance to observe the amount of care and respect shown these stately birds and how peacefully they pass.
The email for the Community Supported Fishery that my mom belongs to on the Central Coast had much lower prices for BN birds:
"Now Accepting Deposits for BN Ranch Turkeys for Thanksgiving, Delivery on 11/20
The mission of Bolinas-based BN Ranch is to "create the best tasting and most wholesome humanely raised Heritage Turkeys in the world." These are some truly amazing birds. Both broad-breasted and heritage turkeys are available, in several size classes each. The prices will be $7.95/lb for heritage birds and $5.25/lb for broad breasted birds. Discounts may be possible if our order reaches a certain volume. If you are interested, please place a deposit on a turkey by making an order on our Web Store (instructions below), no later than midnight on 11/13. The deposit will be deducted from your LCMB balance. Once we know the exact weight of your turkey, we will charge you the difference with a 1-time charge. Since our site hosts have different storage capacaties, we may not be able to distribute turkeys at every site, and there will likely be some location consolidation to facilitate turkey pickup. More details to come, but rest assured that we will find a way to connect you with your turkey."
For those interested in novelty items Costco online special: Big Easy Foods Creole Style Tur-Duc-Hen 15 lbs $64.99