Thursday, November 13, 2008

Turkey Day

It's time to start planning the menu for Thanksgiving. You may be serving tofu turkey, but if your plans include the more traditional bird then think local. By that I don't mean the local supermarket. Consider a healthier option over the frozen bird and seek out your local turkey farmer at Local Harvest. You'll find many varieties, including organic and heritage breeds, which are favored for their rich flavor. A small family turkey farm is more likely to be using diverse feed, which also offers more flavor--unlike industrial farms. Plus you'll be supporting your local economy, which is more in the spirit of the season.

For those of you that don't plan on cooking, but will be making reservations, then check out the Eat Well Guide for restaurants that support local.

Photo from flickr