Tips for a GREEN Thanksgiving: Know your turkey!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's time for non-vegetarians to buy the turkey and plan the meal and festivities. After recently reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan and watching "Food, Inc.", an eye-opening and very scary movie about factory farms and our screwed up food system, I'm thinking now more than ever about where that Thanksgiving turkey comes from and what its been fed.
I contacted Nature's Harmony, a local sustainable pasture-based farm, and they've already sold out of their Heritage Turkeys, but you can go ahead and put down a deposit and order one for next year. Earth Fare still has some all natural Plainville Farms turkeys available at $2.49 a lb, which are antibiotic-free and a good option if you can't get one from a local farmer. If you are a local farmer and you still have turkeys available or you know of one, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post your information. I'm at a loss for more local options!
I also came across this great article with "8 Easy Green Thanksgiving Tips", so check it out HERE and think "local" and "organic" this year! Support local Fire and Flavor Grilling Company by purchasing their Turkey Perfect product made right here in Athens.