Want to get beyond the Butterball this Thanksgiving?
The editors at Epicurious did a turkey taste test so you wouldn't have to. And the good news is that one of the brands their judges preferred is available locally at Mrs. Green's, Whole Foods and Fairway.
Fairway even offers a way to reserve the size turkey you want, online.
Mrs. Green's is all over our region, with many stores in Westchester and one each in Putnam and Rockland counties. Closest to us is the one in Briarcliff Manor.
Or, you can go to Whole Foods in Westchester or northern New Jersey for your choice of free-range, brined, organic or local turkeys.
Want to take it up yet another notch? Order one straight from the farm.
The Hemlock Hill family farm in Cortlandt Manor is now taking pre-orders of turkeys that are pasture-raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free. They go for $4.89/lb and can be ordered by calling 914.737.2810.
More on their offerings and what other food treats of the season check out this Patch blog post from Thanksgiving past here.
Meanwhile watch this Flickr video from Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills of the running of the turkeys. Hope it becomes an annual event. Though sorry, folks, they're sold out.