While you are out at the market, check in on our local ranchers’ turkey offerings. Belle Vie Farms is in their third year of turkey production, and selling out quick! These birds are fed only Sunshine Organic feed and green grass, making them happy and delicious. Colby Smith of Smith and Smith Farms has antibiotic and hormone free turkeys. Sign up for a turkey at the market and Colby will deliver them fresh - never frozen - on November 21st. Ricardo of El Cruz Ranch has a few of his coveted heritage white all female birds left, you can text him at 512-507-6829 to reserve yours. As always, Richardson Farms has you covered for fowl of all shapes and sizes; just use the easy order form on their website. These turkeys are out in the pasture in “turkey tractors” and fed non-GMO feed which they raise on the farm themselves. Turkeys will be frozen and brought to market to pick up on November 18th.
Unsure how to best prepare your locally raised turkey for a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving feast? Join us in our Teaching Kitchen on November 19th for our Thanksgiving Turkey 101 class! You'll learn everything you need to know about how to trim, brine, stuff, cook and serve this special turkey, and what to do with every part, including how to make gravy and stock. This class will be taught by co-founders Julia Poplawsky and Leah Gibson of Central Texas Meat Collective, and Sous Chef Mike Diaz from Dai Due Taqueria.
However you celebrate this season, make shopping at SFC Farmers’ Markets part of your routine.