The holidays are here and many of us are planning magnificent feasts for our families and friends. As we plan the menu it’s important that the centerpiece, the turkey is obtained from the right sources. What do I mean by this? It matters where you get that bird! It matters for taste, your health and our planet. Here are a few things to consider when buying your holiday turkey.
Naturally raised turkey’s are healthier for us -A turkey raised on a farm is in it’s natural environment, allowing it to roam freely and eat the grass and grubs it was meant to eat instead of unnatural grains filled with antibiotics and hormones which ultimately end up on our plates.
They taste better-Never tried an organic farm fresh turkey? You don’t know what you’re missing.
Buy local-Support your local farmer and get a natural ethically raised turkey.
Help the environment-Factory farms harm our environment and are unsustainable.
Factory farms are unethical-Ask yourself; what would I rather eat? A turkey that spent it’s life in deplorable conditions where the best day of it’s life was the day it died? Or a turkey that was raised in a humane natural environment and given the life it deserves? I think you know the answer.
Choose a Heritage Turkey-There is a movement to bring back older varieties of turkey’s that were once native to the United States. These birds are naturally bred and genetically diverse thus ensuring survival of the species. They are also superior in taste to factory farmed birds.
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all that the year has brought us and the bounty before us. Let’s make sure that we’re thanking the local farmers who work so hard to bring us healthy sustainable food.
Don’t forget to surround your turkey with wonderful healthy dishes this Thanksgiving.
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Happy Thanksgiving and namaste!