Where to Get a Fresh Turkey in St. Louis
Where can I get a fresh turkey in St. Louis? I'm not terribly fussy about whether it's a heritage breed or organic. I'm looking a natural, farm-raised fresh turkey.
I'd go cruise Soulard Market Friday or Saturday - there are more purveyors there then, and I believe you can order one from one of those folks. But if you prefer ease to economy, I'm sure Whole Foods will have them. Schnucks and probably Dierbergs, too, sell fresh turkeys that have not been frozen but I suspect they may not be "natural" enough - I'm not positive of what you mean, but I'm thinking they may be never-frozen but injected. Fourth option, probably as dear as WF but at least a very local business is Straub's, but I'd sure ask now if you're aiming for T'gvg.
and you might give Local Harvest a ring, they have access to a slew of vendors whose products they don't always regularly stock but may be able to order.
I lived near a brilliant poultry market once in DC and you had to get your order for fresh turkey in about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving (and still expect a 1/2 hour wait in line with all the others on the Wednesday of) so it's good you're starting now.