Are you ready for the madness that is Thanksgiving? Get a head start on your planning by ordering a local turkey now. Many farms are already taking orders. Some will even bring your bird to a farmers market for easy pickup.
After you order, remember to check back here at WaPo Food, where you'll find recipes and tips for preparing and carving that turkey, plus ideas for sides, pies and more to make a memorable and delicious Thanksgiving meal.
FULL CELLAR FARM
Jefferson, 301-639-9711; contact Kip Kelley.
What’s for sale: Broad-Breasted Whites and heritage Red Bourbons, 8-12 pounds.
Price per pound: $5.50 for Broad-Breasted Whites, $9 for heritage Red Bourbons.
Ordering: By email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Everedy Square/Shab Row, Urbana Library, CityCenter FreshFarm and H Street FreshFarm markets.
Pickup: Nov. 19 at H Street and Nov. 21-22 at the Maryland locations.
GROFF’S CONTENT FARM
14930 Bollinger Rd., Rocky Ridge, 301-447-6148; contact Julie Bolton.
What’s for sale: Broad-Breasted Whites, 10-20 pounds.
Price per pound: $5.
Pickup: At the farm by appointment and at farmers markets: Riverdale (Nov. 17); Brookland Monroe Street, Mount Pleasant, 14th and Kennedy streets, and Adams Morgan (Nov. 19); Palisades (Nov. 20); Eastern Market (Nov. 22).
LIBERTY DELIGHT FARMS
1633 Oakland Rd., Reisterstown, 443-226-5634; contact Lauren Taylor.
What’s for sale: Broad-Breasted Whites, 12-25-plus pounds.
Price per pound: $3.99.
Pickup: At the farm by appointment on Nov. 21 and 22; at the Waverly, Pike Central and Brookeville Beer farmers markets on Nov. 19; at the Bethesda Central, Mosaic Central and Catonsville farmers markets on Nov. 20; at the special holiday Pike Central market in Rockville on Nov. 22.
MAPLE LAWN TURKEY FARM
11788 Scaggsville Rd. (Route 216), Fulton, 301-725-2074; contact the Iager family.
What’s for sale: Free-range Broad-Breasted Whites, 10-40 pounds.
Price per pound: $2.30.
Ordering: Online; order by Nov 20.
Pickup: At the farm Nov. 12-23.
Also available at:
David’s Natural Markets in Columbia, Forest Hill and Gambrills ($2.65 per pound). Pickup Nov. 22 and 23. davidsnaturalmarket.com.
Whole Foods Markets in Maryland ($2.69 per pound). Pre-order beginning Nov. 1 or available in store beginning Nov. 16, while supply lasts. shop.wfm.com.
NICK’S ORGANIC FARM
8565 Horseshoe Lane, Potomac, 301-983-2167; 2733 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown; contact Nick Maravell.
What’s for sale: Certified organic pasture-raised Broad-Breasted Whites, 14-27 pounds; certified organic pasture-raised heritage Red Bourbons and Narragansetts, 12-22 pounds.
Price per pound: $4.99 for Broad-Breasted Whites, $25 deposit required; $9.99 for heritage Red Bourbons and Narragansetts, $25 deposit required.
Ordering: By phone at 301-983-2167 (deposit payable on the phone by credit card; call Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.); or download an order form from the website or request one by email to email@example.com.
Pickup: Nov. 22-23 at both locations.
1910 Chimney Lane, Saint Leonard, 443-968-4719; contact Sara Burton.
What’s for sale: Non-GMO Broad-Breasted Whites, 12-20 pounds; Broad-Breasted Bronzes, 15-30 plus pounds; heritage Narragansetts, 15-20 pounds.
Price per pound: $4.99 for Broad-Breasted Whites; $5.25 for Broad-Breasted Bronzes; $9.99 for heritage Narragansetts.
Ordering: By phone or online.
Pickup: Nov. 20-24 at the farm (before noon on Nov. 24).
4979 Sheppard Lane, Ellicott City; 410-849-4314.
What’s for sale: Pasture-raised, soy-free, non-GMO Broad-Breasted Whites, 12-20 pounds.
Price per pound: $7.
Ordering: By phone or online. Order by Nov. 18.
Pickup: Nov. 21-23, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the farm.
16701 Yeoho Rd., Sparks (Baltimore County), 410-472-0738.
What’s for sale: All-natural Broad-Breasted Whites, 15-25 pounds; pasture-raised Broad-Breasted Whites, 15-25 pounds; pasture-raised heritage Narragansetts, 6-10 pounds; pasture-raised Standard Bronzes, 12-16 pounds.
Price per pound: $4 for all-natural Broad-Breasted Whites; $5 for pasture-raised Broad-Breasted Whites; $9 for heritage Narragansetts; $9 for Standard Bronzes.
Ordering: Online via the form; order by noon on Nov. 12.
Pickup: Nov. 19 and 20 at the farm; Nov. 20 at the Annapolis FreshFarm Market and Bethesda Central Farm Market; Nov. 22 at the special holiday Pike Central market in Rockville.
TRUCK PATCH FARMS
3201 Sams Creek Rd., New Windsor; contact Bryan Kerney.
What’s for sale: Pasture-raised Standard Whites and heritage breeds with natural diet, no antibiotics or growth hormones.
Price per pound: Standard Whites, $4.79; heritage breeds, $5.79. $20 deposit required.
Ordering: By email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Mount Pleasant, Bloomingdale or 14th & U farmers markets.
Pickup: Nov. 19 at 14th & U and Mount Pleasant; Nov. 20 at Bloomingdale.
AYRSHIRE FARM/GENTLE HARVEST
8372 West Main St., Marshall, 540-837-4405.
What’s for sale: USDA-certified organic, certified humane, pasture-raised heritage breeds.
Price per bird: $110-$275.
Ordering: By phone, online or by email to email@example.com.
Pickup: Fresh, Nov. 21-23 at Gentle Harvest; frozen, seven days a week anytime, with 72 hours’ notice. Call to schedule.
Delivery: Overnight shipping via FedEx available through Nov. 18.
BREEZY MEADOW FARMS
13530 Breezy Meadow Lane, Lovettsville; 540-882-4969.
What’s for sale: Pasture-raised, Broad-Breasted Whites, 20-30 pounds
Price per pound: $5.95; $20 deposit required.
Ordering: By email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickup: At the farm by appointment; Nov 19 at the Burke, Leesburg and Reston farmers markets; Nov. 20 at the Dupont FreshFarm and Takoma Park markets; Nov. 22 at the Crystal City FreshFarm market.
2535 Pyletown Rd., Boyce; 540-664-8005; contact Matt or Ruth Szechenyi.
What’s for sale: Pasture-raised Broad-Breasted Whites, 16-30 pounds.
Price per pound: $6; $40 deposit required.
Ordering: Via the form online.
Pickup: Nov. 22 and 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the farm.
3397 Stony Fork Rd., Moneta.
What’s for sale: Broad-Breasted Bronzes and Whites, 14-30 pounds; heritage breed, 8-20 pounds.
Price per pound: Bronzes and Whites, $6.85; heritage, $8.85 pounds. $40 deposit for both.
Pickup: At the EcoFriendly Plant by appointment; Nov. 19 at the Arlington Farmers Market; Nov. 20 at the Dupont FreshFarm market.
FIELDS OF ATHENRY
Purcellville, 703-300-5765; contact Red Apron Butchery, 202-524-6807 or 703-676-3550.
What’s for sale: Pasture-raised heritage breeds, 8-25 pounds.
Price per pound: $8; $10 brined.
Ordering: Online by noon on Nov. 21.
Pickup: Nov. 21-24 at Red Apron locations in Union Market, Penn Quarter and Mosaic District (fresh turkeys only on Nov. 21; limited locations and hours on Nov. 24).
568 Smithfield Lane, Berryville; 540-327-8178; contact Nancy Polo.
What’s for sale: Free-range, pasture-raised Broad-Breasted Whites, 12-14 pounds.
Price per pound: $6.99; $20 deposit required.
Ordering: Online or at the Del Ray, Arlington Courthouse, Falls Church, Takoma Park, Columbia Pike and Dupont Circle farmers markets.
Pickup: Nov. 19 at the farm store (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) and at the Del Ray, Arlington Courthouse and Falls Church markets; Nov. 20 at the Takoma Park, Columbia Pike and Dupont Circle markets.
964 Price Rd., Honey Grove, 717-734-1072; contact Kinley Coulter.
What’s for sale: Broad-Breasted Whites, 16-22 pounds.
Price per pound: $5.
Ordering: Online or at the Old Town Alexandria or Crystal City FreshFarm Market.
Pickup: Nov. 22, 3-7 p.m., at the Crystal City FreshFarm Market.
COUNTRY VITTLES FROM CRITTER HILL FARM
What’s for sale: Fresh, never frozen, free-range, all-natural white Nicholas turkeys, 12-28 pounds.
Price per pound: $4.40; $20 deposit required.
Ordering: By phone, online, by email to email@example.com or at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market, Glover Park Farmers Market or the Farmers Market at Maryland.
Pickup: Nov. 18 in front of Cole Field House at the University of Maryland; Nov. 19 at Columbia Heights and Glover Park markets.
Also accepting orders from the Glenn Dale area — contact the farm for details.
PECAN MEADOW FARM
357 Newburg Rd., Newburg, 717-423-5365; contact Daniel Shirk.
What’s for sale: Heritage Narragansett and Orlopp Bronze, 8-20 pounds.
Price per pound: $6.
Ordering: By email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the 14th & U farmers market.
Pickup: Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 at the 14th & U market.
1865 York Rd., Dover; contact Dru Peters.
What’s for sale: Pasture-raised Broad-Breasted Bronzes, 11-19 pounds.
Price per pound: $6; $40 deposit required.
Pickup: Nov. 18-20 at the farm; other pickup sites may be arranged.
NORTH MOUNTAIN PASTURES
201 Cold Storage Rd., Newport, 717-497-3496; contact Ben Cassidy.
What’s for sale: Pasture-raised, organically fed Broad-Breasted Whites, 12-24-plus pounds.
Price per pound: $4.95; $25 deposit required.
Pickup: Nov. 19: at the farm, 2-5 p.m.; Columbia, 9:30-10 a.m.; Silver Spring, 11 a.m.-noon; Takoma Park, 1-2 p.m.; Bloomingdale 2-3 p.m. (not at the farmers markets; see CSA delivery website for addresses).
This list has been updated.