It may still be pretty toasty outside, but Thanksgiving will be here before you know it and with it, the big question about what to do for Thanksgiving turkey.
In hopes of providing fresh, sustainably raised turkeys for Thanksgiving to members and friends, the Arroyo Food Co-op, "a group of people interested in establishing a cooperative grocery store in or near Altadena," is asking in a poll if people are interested in local, free-range turkeys. If enough people are interested, then the turkeys will be available through the co-op.
“The most promising provider is Shelton's Poultry of Pomona, which offers fresh birds. Their white, broad-breasted turkeys are raised free-range without any antibiotics on a ranch near Fresno and are processed in a humane fashion,” the Arroyo Food Co-op said on their facebook page.
Since Shelton’s only deals with orders of a certain number, at least 125 people need to express interest in the turkeys, the co-op shared. If that happens, the ordering process and more details will be rolled out in coming weeks.
As of this posting, 39 people had voted in the poll, with 31 of them saying they would pre-order a local, free-range turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
Before you vote in the Arroyo Food Co-op’s poll, here is what you need to know.
Pick-up: “Please keep in mind that because these are fresh turkeys, they will only be available for pick-up during a certain window of time a few days before Thanksgiving. So before you vote "yes," make sure you'll be in town for T-day,” said the co-op on facebook.
Cost: The turkeys are expected to cost around $2.75/pound, with Co-op members receiving a small discount, but exact pricing will be available in coming weeks.
Size: The turkeys can be ordered in sizes ranging from 12 to more than 30 pounds.
Would you like a local, free-range Thanksgiving turkey? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments.