5 Things to Love
Alternatives to Butterball Turkeys
By Stett Holbrook
THANKSGIVING is just a few weeks away. This year, instead of buying an insipid factory-farmed bird that has been injected with water and salt to improve its flavor and texture, try a turkey that tastes like a turkey. Yes, they cost more but Thanksgiving is a once-a-year celebration. Why not serve the good stuff? Try Andronico's, Whole Foods or contact producers directly at the websites below.
Diestel Turkey Ranch Free ranging, organic birds raised in the Sierra foothills. Diestelturkey.com.
Heritage Foods USA A spin-off of Slow Food USA, Heritage Foods has helped reintroduce rare, "heritage" breeds of turkey to the United States. Heritagefoodsusa.com.
Mary's Turkeys Free-range, free-range organic and free-range, organic and heritage turkeys raised in Fresno. Marysturkeys.org.
Local Harvest A useful website that lists numerous small-scale turkey farmers across the country. Localharvest.org.
Willie Bird Fresh, free-range birds from Sonoma County. Williebird.com.
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