Talking Turkey: Fair Food offering local bird options for this year’s Thanksgiving table

Turkey time is almost here! Once again, Fair Food has plenty of local, sustainable (and delicious) options for celebrating your holiday. Choose from naturally-raised and Heirloom Bronze turkeys from Koch’s Turkey Farm (Tamaqua, Pa.), certified organic birds from Lancaster Farm Fresh (Leola, Pa.), and Heritage Breed Red Bourbons from Griggstown Quail Farm (Princeton, N.J.). If you fancy other birds, Griggstown also offers capon, quail, goose and pheasant.

These fresh (never frozen) fowl all are hormone- and antibiotic-free, and raised with access to pasture. Prices range from $3.10 to $8.40 per pound. Pre-ordering is required and can be done through the Fair Food website ( The ordering deadline is Monday, Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. Turkeys will be available for pick up on November 21 and 22, the Tuesday and Wednesday before the holiday.

Holiday 2010: Birds of Paradise

If you’re making your holiday turkey selection based on personality, then a heritage breed Red Bourbon is probably the way to go. As we approached their enclosure at Griggstown Quail Farm in Princeton, NJ, the colorful birds moseyed on over to say hello. They gobble-gobbled, the males fluffed their feathers into that familiar crown (an embellished childhood hand come to life), and the army of birds intently followed our path as we traversed to a dry patch of land.
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