Locavore’s Thanksgiving

Idaho has long been known for its local beef, lamb, pork, trout and elk…but now you can buy locally grown and processed turkey for your holiday feast.

Several Idaho Preferred® members are making turkey available for area Locavores.  A+ Turkey Ranch produces organic free range turkeys on the southern slopes of the Picabo hills near Richfield, Idaho. The ranch has been in the family for more than thirty years and consists of 120 acres of certified organic land dedicated to turkey production. You can find A+ Turkeys in Boise at the Co-Op or by contacting Morning Owl Farms. In the Wood River Valley check Atkinson’s Market and Idaho’s Bounty.

Robbins Family Farms also raises turkeys in Melba. They have partnered with Tri-City Meats to help them get their turkeys fresh to you and your favorite restaurants.

Vogel Farms also raises turkeys for the holidays. Vogel Farms Country Market allows you to choose fresh from the farm, local all natural grass and grain fed beef, pork, chicken and turkey. With over 70 years of experience, Vogel Farms produces some of the tastiest meat in the valley. Vogel Farms turkey production is limited and pre-orders are almost always necessary.

M&M Heath Farms in Buhl is a family-run farm which has been cultivating Idaho soil for over 25 years. Headed up by Mike Heath, the farm was one of the first to receive Idaho organic certification. Mike now farms close to 500 acres in the Buhl-Castleford area growing several types of potatoes, winter squash and dry beans as well as organic beef, pork, chickens and other poultry. M&M Heath Farm turkeys are available while they last through Idaho’s Bounty.

One more idea – HomeGrown Poultry in New Plymouth processes turkeys for several small local growers. Some growers have extra birds that might be available for purchase. To find out, call HomeGrown Poultry at 208-278-0127.

Thanksgiving Day Recipes
Baked Turkey
Fresh Pumkpin Pie
Thanksgiving and Idaho Potatoes- Mashed Two Ways
Thanksgiving and Idaho Potatoes- Balsamic and Rosemary Glazed Fingerling Potatoes
Pumpkin or Squash Soup
Roasted Red Harvard Beets
Minted Fresh Carrots
Corn Bread and Bacon Stuffed Acorn Squash
Apple Carrot Salad with Huckleberry Lemon Curd
Braided Bread
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Huckleberry Sauce and Apple Frizzles

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