Buffalo Spree's Guide to Fresh Turkey
Looking for a fresh turkey? Here’s a resource that will help.
We’ve checked with each of these farms, and—for convenience’s sake—we’ve included some local vendors who can connect their customers with high-quality, humanely raised turkeys. Many farms start taking reservations for fresh Thanksgiving turkeys as early as spring and most sell out well before November. Several do reserve a few, and there are always a couple people who sign up for a turkey but cancel their order, so it doesn’t hurt to call and ask.
Always Something Farm
Corfu, Genesee County; 716-536-2135
Pick up: At farm on 344 Sumner Rd.
Traditional breed: Broad Breasted Bronze and Broad Breasted White, $4.25/lb
Notes: locally milled feed, pasture raised
As of press time, booked for turkeys; are taking names for waiting list
Dizpenza’s Meat Market and Slaughterhouse
Ransomville, Niagara County
Pick up: At store on 3130 Ridge Rd.
Traditional Breed: Broad Breasted White, $3.69/lb
Notes: Closed Monday and Tuesday, free range, no hormones, steroids, or antibiotics
Farmers & Artisans
Main St., Snyder, NY
Pick up: At store on 4557 Main St.; on Wednesday, November 14, 10am-7pm
Traditional Breed: Turkeys from Oink and Gobble Farm in Interlaken, NY, and Red Gate Grocers in Ithaca, NY, $4.50/lb
Notes: all natural turkeys are raised on pasture without the use of antibiotics or hormones; fed non-GMO feed; order by Friday, October 19; contact store for availability
Good Grass Farm
Ashville, Chautauqua County
Pick up: At farm on 2943 Open Meadows Rd.; Monday and Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving
Traditional breed: Broad Breasted White; Pasture Raised Heritage Turkeys, $4.50/lb
Notes: Pasture raised; preorder well ahead (by July 1st for following Thanksgiving)
Youngstown, Niagara County
Pick up: At farm on Lockport Road
Traditional breed: Broad Breasted White, Heritage breed: Narragansett, $6.50/lb
Notes: Humanely raised, organically fed pastured poultry; orders taken in advance for Thanksgiving—availability is limited, please call
Corfu, Genesee County
Pick up: At farm on 2555 Richley Rd.
Traditional breed: Broad Breasted Bronze, $4/lb; $5 processing fee
Notes: Pasture raised; pesticide free, not medicated
716-886- 2667, lexington.coop
Pick up: 807 Elmwood Ave. or 1678 Hertel Ave.
Traditional Breed: Plainville Farms, raised in New York and Pennsylvania, $1.99/lb - $3.99/lb* organic; Wendel Farms, East Concord, $2.69/lb*; Stonewood Farm, Vermont, $3.29/lb* (*Prices may vary)
Notes: No need to preorder; from 10–30 pounds; humanely raised in well-ventilated barns, vegetarian fed, no antibiotics, preservatives, nitrates, or hormones
The Natural Link
Lewiston, Niagara County
Pick up: At store on105 Portage Rd.; Call for prices and to reserve
Olean, Cattaraugus County
Pick up: At farm on 943 East Windfall Rd.
Traditional breed: Broad Breasted White; $5/lb
Notes: Pasture raised; certified organic feed; reserve ahead
Wendel’s Poultry Farm
East Concord, Chautauqua County
Pick up: At farm on 12246 Baughn St., Rte. 240; Call for prices and to reserve
Traditional breed: Broad Breasted White
Notes: Grain-fed; no byproducts, growth stimulants, hormones, or preservatives
Have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!