It is so important to buy local and support our local farmers. As we near Thanksgiving my husband gets ready to order our free range organic Turkey ( I’m a vegetarian so my dear hubby gets stuck cooking all the meat, which he does beautifully). Below are a list of local New Jersey Farms that you can consider purchasing this years bird from. Happy Holidays!
Don’t Forget Tofurky is Also an Option!
New Jersey Organic Turkey Farms and Markets ( click here to be brought directly to the site)
25 Hillside Avenue
Flanders, NJ 07836
They produce their own feed to ensure that the turkeys get the nutrients they need. Their turkeys are not given any growth hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, or fillers. They also are handled by a small number of people, which greatly reduces the stress on the birds and also reduces the chance that they will get sick. All processing is done on the premises and is mostly done by hand, which reduces bruising. Turkeys range in size from 13 to 45 pounds.
Black Bear Country Farms
Sussex County, NJ
Offers natural poultry and eggs, raised without hormone enhancements. All poultry is raised in low-stress environment on an all-natural, antibiotic-free and vegetarian diet.
Griggstown Quail Farm and Market
986 Canal Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
(Enter on Bunker Hill Rd)
Has over 75 acres of land and raises over 35,000 pheasants, 70,000 quail, 150,000 chickens and, when in season, Mallard and Muscovy ducks, both white and red bourbon turkeys, and partridge. All the birds are free-range and all natural. They have a retail market and accept orders over their web site.
2 Degroat Road
Montague, NJ 08727
A fully organic working farm offering free-range, grass-fed turkeys, chickens, eggs, and naturally raised beef. Certified by the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)
The Health Shoppe
66 Morris St.
A retail operation that has has teamed up with 18 farmers and producers with organic certification from Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), and The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). For Thanksgiving, they offer Venison, Ham, Wild Turkey, Guniea Hen, Duck and Geese. Pick up is the Monday to Wednesday before Thanksgiving
Howling Wolf Farm
25 Swayze Mill Rd.
Hope, NJ 07834
A family run farm offering pasture raised chicken and both White and Red Bourbon turkeys. They farm is managed using Bio dynamic methods. Sales are made direct to consumers at the farm. Certification: Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)
Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Rd.
East Windsor, NJ 08520-1810
F or more than 60 years we at Lee Turkey Farm have been producing turkeys of the finest quality. The turkeys are all raised on their farm and sold as oven ready whole turkey and turkey parts such as boneless breast meat, thighs, wings and legs. Turkey parts are perfect for the backyard grill! The turkeys are fed a natural feed mix which is made by Lee’s and are raised without medications or growth hormones. Advance orders for oven ready whole turkeys are only necessary during Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the rest of the year just come on over; They have turkeys in most every size! Fresh turkeys are only available October through January 2nd.
Plaid Piper Farm
197 Wykertown Rd
Branchville, NJ 07826
They raise and sell chickens, turkeys, and cattle that graze on 100 acres of natural pasture. No growth hormones or antibiotics are used. Their products are available for sale: Broilers form June through November; Eggs are available every day; Pork & Beef: Fall; Turkeys, just before Thanksgiving. They raise and sell 18-30 pound Bronze Heritage Turkeys.
Podere di Melo Farm
264 Rocktown Lambertville Rd
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Certified Naturally Grown (CNG)
A small, family operated farm specializing in the foods that you would typically see in the outdoor markets of Italy and France. The farm produces numerous types of European vegetables, soft fruits, free-range eggs, European-style broilers, and pastured turkeys and pork (Tamworth pigs). The farm is typically open Sundays from 1-4. Suggest calling before going to ensure that what you are looking for is in stock.
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