Food, food, and more food--how could we love any holiday as much as we love Thanksgiving? While we're no fan of relentless holiday music in October, we're more than happy to start planning our favorite meal of the year as early as we can. Our farmers have been planning even earlier--raising heritage and broad-breasted white turkeys on pasture, under wide blue Texas skies for months now. Katie and Colby Smith and Kay and Jim Richardson use rotational grazing methods, and the turkeys play their part, fertilizing the fields to grow rich, nutritious grasses for the next generation of animals. This method of farming requires no chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and because the animals are healthy and living in the open air, they need no antibiotics to grow and remain disease-free. And for that, we are very, very grateful.
The time is now to reserve your bird for Thanksgiving. Visit Smith & Smith Farms and Richardson Farms at the markets or online to reserve your raised-right Texas turkey. Both farms sell out every year, so it's not too early to start planning!
And if you're looking for someone to do the cooking for you, our friends at Fresa's Chicken will be roasting up turkeys from Richardson Farms--all you have to do is serve it!