With Thanksgiving right around the corner, two thoughts come to mind.
One, I am super-excited that my beloved New England Patriots will be playing the Detroit Lions on national television. Since Detroit has finally developed into a respectable team, the football game should be a good one.
Two, I am trying to figure out exactly which organic food I’ll be eating.
For me and many other people, holidays do not mean a vacation from organic food. Here are some of my best ideas for an organic Thanksgiving.
– DINNER –
Certified Organic Turkey
As we all know, the staple of traditional Thanksgiving dinners is turkey. Certified organic turkeys mean that:
– No antibiotics, chemicals or pesticides are used.
– All organic feed is used.
– They are pasture-raised, have had ample time to roam outdoors and are not confined to tight spaces.
There are many online vendors that sell certified organic turkeys, and local organic supermarkets have them as well. However, the following two farms offer something pretty unique.
** Guttenberg Farms in Wisconsin offers certified organic heritage turkeys. Heritage turkeys are the ancestors of the common broad-breasted white industrial breed of turkey that comprises 99.99% of the supermarket turkeys sold today.
Heritage turkeys have a stronger flavor and darker color, dine on grass and insects, and require about 28 weeks to get to full size. Because it takes so long to grow to market weight, the turkeys have time to develop a thin layer of fat under their skin, which makes them “self basting.” Read more »