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Some Western Maryland Farmers Sell Out Of Turkeys

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Some small farms in western Maryland say they have sold out of turkeys, weeks ahead of Thanksgiving.

Cathy Horst, co-owner of Jehovah-Jireh farm in Dickerson, tells The Frederick News-Post that the farm begins taking orders when it announces their turkeys on their website in March or April. Horst says the farm sold out two months ago and plans to slaughter more turkeys during the Thanksgiving week.

Organic farmer Carol Rollman, owner of Sycamore Spring Farm in Frederick, says she has one home-grown turkey left. Rollman says she gets more calls every year from people wanting local turkeys.

Jon Sewell of Tuscarora Farms in Tuscarora, however, says he still has plenty of turkeys left. Sewell says they’re grown without hormones or antibiotics and will be sold in grocery stores.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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