When you think of Thanksgiving, one of the first things that comes to mind is turkey! Actually, in our most resent years, we start planning for a farm fresh turkey in October.
In 2009, we switched from grocery store big ag birds to pasture raised gobblers. We’ll never forget our first REAL turkey. We drove 200 miles round trip. LOL. Crazy, right!?! OK, to be fair, it was our own fault – we waited till mid November and the farms had pretty much sold out. Hosting both sides of our Italian family of eaters (all wanting leftovers), we knew we’d need two birds. We contacted two farms and each had one left. So, we said, what the hay. Let’s get em’ even though the farms were on opposite ends of the universe, So, 202.38 miles later (to be exact), we had two farm fresh birds and a holiday meal to put on.
We were blown away by the taste and quality, not to mention the price tag! You see, when you’re used to paying less than $1.50 per pound, or you shop so much at a grocery store that they give you the bird for free, sticker shock can easily set in.
So, to shine some light on what it means to source a farm fresh turkey, we’ve asked our good friend and farmer, Cheyenne Zigmund of Root N’ Roost Farm to help us understand all that goes into getting that tasty bird on your holiday table. Click here to watch the video…
Hopefully, by watching, you too will come to understand why pay more. So, reach out to Root N’ Roost Farm (if your local to us) or give a call to your local farm or stop by a farmers’ market in your area…secure yourself a Thanksgiving turkey you can be proud to cook.