Best Places To Buy A Thanksgiving Turkey In Baltimore

November 1, 2016 11:00 AM

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The turkey is the centerpiece and focus of Thanksgiving dinner. Any sub par dish on the table may be excused or removed without much fuss, but the turkey has to be just right. Fortunately, if you live in or around Baltimore, there are a number of venues right down the road which are guaranteed to give you a juicy, farm fresh turkey which is sure to please the entire family. If you want an alternative to the processed poultry of big business grocers, consider one of the following locations.
Richardson Farms
5900 Ebenezer Road
White Marsh, MD 21162
(410) 335-5900
richardsonfarms.net

Located in White Marsh, the Richardson Farms market is a mega-sized farm stand. Walk inside this attractive rural-looking market building and be greeted by a culinary team laboring over ready-to-eat hot foods, a full-sized deli with premium cuts, hand-made baked goods and, of course, the fresh poultry counter.

Despite its farmers market feel, everything you purchase here was grown on Richardson Farms and prepared by its crack team of produce professionals. As Thanksgiving rolls around, you can bet they will be laboring extra hard to bring you every dish a Thanksgiving table can hold – with special focus on the jumbo, home-grown turkeys fresh for purchase at the poultry counter.

Web Cider Mill Farm
2526 Procter Lane
Parkville, MD 21234
(410) 668-4488
www.weberscidermillfarm.com

A fourth-generation farm, Web Cider Mills knows its business when it comes to cultivating and delivering the goods to hungry locals. Although its located in the country, its country not far outside of Baltimore City, and the farm invites locals to come right down to its location for all of the goods they sell.

Autumn is a great time to visit Web Cider Mill because, as the name suggests, it grows and presses its own cider. However, if it’s turkey your looking for, the farm has you covered. Raised in an open-air environment, the turkeys are fed natural feed such as oats, corn and soybeans, all of which are grown right on the farm. The turkeys are given a variety of vitamins and minerals, but never hormones. They are processed right before sale, and water-rinsed throughout the process. Then they are sold fresh to you, without ever being frozen. It’s hard to get a better turkey than that!

Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar
E Saratoga St. & Holiday St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 752-8632
www.promotionandarts.org

A mainstay of the Baltimore scene, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market brings all the freshest farm goods from large sellers and small local farms right into the city. Locate under the Jones Fall Expressway, the market is open every Sunday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. between April and December.

As the holidays roll around, you can bet that turkeys will be popping up for sale all over the Market. The great thing about shopping for your Thanksgiving dish at the Market is that you get your choice between a number of different birds grown at farms throughout Maryland. Make the vendors work for you as they tell you what makes their turkeys the best purchase for your Thanksgiving table.

Related:  Best Farmers’ Markets Near Baltimore

Holly Poultry
2221 Berlin St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-6210
www.hollypoultry.com

Holly Poultry is best know for its chicken, but it serves all kinds of meat, including pork, beef and, of course, turkey. As the holidays approach, HP gears up the line of turkey brought to you from local sources.

Holly Poultry has one great thing which especially recommends it, and that is its location. Situated in a large facility on Berlin Street at the heart of Baltimore, a visit to HP means you don’t have to travel outside of the city to get fine poultry products which will make your Thanksgiving banquet complete.

32nd Street Farmers Market
400 E. 32nd St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 917-1496
www.32ndstreetmarket.org

32nd Street Farmers Market has one thing that gives it an edge over other local markets: its open year round. Because of this, 32nd Street attracts a lot of local farm vendors which avail themselves of the convenient location, hours and service of this unique venue.

Open every Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon, 32nd Street is a carnival of small, local growers who are eager to sell you their corn-fed, farm-raised, non-GMO birds. Scope them out this holiday and head home with something guaranteed to be delicious!

Related: Ask A Baltimore Expert: How To Decorate Your Home For Thanksgiving

Post Author: Joel Furches.

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