Adirondack Beef Company, Croghan, NY
4 Reasons to Go Local for Your Thanksgiving Turkey
1- Keep your dollars in your community: The average farmer only makes $0.17 for every $1.00 spent on the food they grew. Buying directly from a farmer means they will receive 100% of the profits they earned.
2- A more flavorful turkey: Turkeys that are able to forage in grass and move around outdoors are generally smaller and much more flavorful. So juicy, you may not even need the gravy *gasp*. With smaller family gatherings, you may not need a 20lb bird.
3- Know what you’re paying for: Buying a locally raised turkey can offer more transparency into the living conditions of the bird and farming practices of the farm that raised it. Understand what labels like “organic” “free-range” and “natural” mean in our guide here.
4- Make your values the centerpiece of your table: Buying a local turkey sets the tone for your meal. What better way to offer true gratitude for the people and land that nourish your family.