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

facebook.com/Always-Something-Farm-225076894283485/

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

716-791-3400, dispenzas.com

facebook.com/DispenzasMeatMarket

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

716-633-2830, farmersandartisans.com

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

716-782-3322, goodgrassfarm.com

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)

 

Humble Homestead

Youngstown, Niagara County

716-588-0936

the716humblehomestead@gmail.com

facebook.com/the.716.humble.homestead

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

 

Jacob’s Acres

Corfu, Genesee County

585-813-1375, jacobsacresfarm.com

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

 

Lexington Co-op

Buffalo, NY

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

716-754-1199, @TheNaturalLink, 
facebook.com/TheNaturalLink

Pick up: At store on105 Portage Rd.; Call for prices and to reserve

 

Sojourner Farm

Olean, Cattaraugus County

716-372-4255, sojournerfarm.com

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

716-592-2299, wendelspoultryfarm.com

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!

 

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