Fresh is always better than frozen, and purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey either directly from one of these farms or their outlets is probably healthier too. Here is a list of farms and healthy grocery stores that you still have time to order you bird from:
MAPLE LAWN FARMS 11788 Route 216, Fulton, Maryland 301-725-2074
What's for sale: Free-range Broad-Breasted Whites, 10-45 pounds.
Price per pound: $1.95 for hens, $1.75 for toms.
Ordering: By phone or online; order by Nov. 19.
Pickup: At the farm through 5 p.m. Nov. 24.
Contact: Iager family.
Also available at: MOM's Organic Market in Rockville, ($1.99 per pound; order by Nov. 19; www.momsorganicmarket.com);
SPRINGFIELD FARM 16701 Yeoho Rd., Sparks, Maryland 410-472-0738
What's for sale: Pasture-raised Broad-Breasted Whites, 14-28 pounds; Broad-Breasted Whites all natural, 12-26 pounds; heritage Narragansett, 6-18 pounds; hybrid heritage Broad-Breasted Bronze, 12-28 pounds.
Price per pound: $4, pasture-raised; $3, all natural; $6, heritage Narragansett and hybrid heritage.
Pickup: Nov. 20 and 21.
Contact: Valerie Lafferty.
SUNNYSIDE FARM 1865 York Rd., Dover, Pennsylvania 410-336-9735
What's for sale: Pasture-raised heritage Narragansett, Bourbon Reds and Midget Whites, 14-21 pounds.
Price per pound: $5; $40 deposit required.
Ordering: By phone, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a deposit.
Pickup: Nov. 22 at designated spot in Washington.
Contact: Dru Peters.
GROCERY STORES WITH FRESH TURKEYS:
MOM's Organic Market - 5566 Randolph Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 816-4944 www.momsorganicmarket.com);
- Koch’s Organic Turkey – Celebrate with organic certified-humane turkey from Koch’s Farm in Tamaqua, PA.
- Maple Lawn Turkey – These moist and flavorful free-range turkeys are an annual favorite. Maple Lawn is powered entirely by solar panels in Fulton, MD!
- Tofurky Vegetarian Roast – MOM’s is accepting preorders on Tofurky’s popular holiday centerpiece. Choose from Tofurky Feast or Roast!
Dawson’s Market - 225 N Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850 (240) 428-1386
Whole Foods - 316 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg (Kentlands). MD 20878 301.258.9500