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Where to buy local and responsibly raised turkeys for Thanksgiving – 2022

Where to buy local and responsibly raised turkeys for Thanksgiving – 2022

Thanksgiving is around the corner! At Be Well Indy, we are always sharing how you can support local businesses. One of the best and tasty ways to support local businesses is to keep your local farmers. This year, consider buying a local and organic turkey. Why? Not only will you support a local farmer, but the turkey will be better tasting, more environmentally friendly, and healthier. 

Local poultry farmers usually have smaller operations and take better care of raising their animals by giving them plenty of outdoor space. In addition, many of them believe in organic practices and don’t use hormones or antibiotics. Buying local gives you the ability to talk directly to your local farmers about their farming practices, feeding, and processing program.

You still have time to buy the perfect organic turkey right here in Indianapolis. Below, find our local, organic, free-range turkey list, with the sides (if you want) in the Indianapolis area.

 

Goose the Market

Goose the Market is one of Indy’s most popular full-service butcher shops selling pasture-raised proteins, farmstead cheeses, and more. Each holiday season, they sell all-natural, pasture-raised turkeys from Gunthorp Farms in LaGrange, Indiana. They’re available for pick up first-come, first, serve. 

To learn more or order, visit here. 

  

Becker Farms

Becker Farms is a family-owned farm in northeast Henry County, providing customers with high-quality proteins since 2007. This season, they are serving up locally pasture-raised turkeys or naturally-cured smoked hams. The turkeys are antibiotic-free, growth hormone-free, and have spent a life outdoors on pasture on a nutrient-dense, non-GMO diet. Find them at Indy Winter Farmers Market and in the Bloomington area. 

To learn more or order, visit here.  

 

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Market Wagon

If you don’t want to leave the house, no problem! Market Wagon is an online farmer’s Market making it easy to order from over 80+ farmers and artisans, including meat, eggs, milk, bread, cheeses, and more. Turkeys are processed at a family-owned USDA inspected processing plant that treats the animals with respect through the butchering process. Delivery starts on November 17, just in time for Thanksgiving.

To learn more or order, visit here

 

Tyner Pond Farm

Tyner Pond Farm’s mission is to provide grass-fed beef, pastured pork, chicken, turkey, and lamb unmatched in quality and nutrition using sustainable rotational-grazing farming practices. All of Tyner Pond’s animals are humanely raised and drug-free. (We’ve seen this farm first hand, and they are pretty awesome!) Turkeys are raised on open pastures with a natural diet of foraged greens, seeds, and bugs. Fresh turkeys will be available for pick up starting November 12. First-come, first-serve basis. To learn more or order, visit here

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