Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Turkeys for Slackers

By Jesse Hirsch
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 8:04 AM

Thanksgiving is next week, and cooks with foresight have already put in their orders for resplendent heritage-breed turkeys raised on truffles in the Sierra Nevada foothills. If (like me), you’ve had other things to do, never fret. Here are a couple of last-minute options for well-sourced birds.

Belcampo Farms: You can still order grass-fed, broad-breasted bronze or white pastured turkey from Belcampo’s farm in Gazelle. The cost is $7 per pound, with birds averaging fourteen to twenty pounds, and a $40 deposit is required. Pick-up is November 22 or 23, 8 a.m.-noon or 4-7 p.m., at Jack London Square. Pre-order your meat online.

Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen: Saul’s is offering whole and sliced happy heritage turkeys from Bill Niman’s ranch in Bolinas. You can order smoked or non-smoked, as well as all the fixings. Whole turkeys are $60 or $70 and pick-up at the restaurant takes place November 23. Use this online form to place an order.

Comments? Tips? Get in touch at Jesse.Hirsch@EastBayExpress.com.

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