With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what’s going to be on your dinner table. This year let the main attraction be a real star! A locally raised, pasture-fed turkey, given lots of pampering, and love to be ready to go home with you this November! Most are taking reservations already, so call soon to reserve the perfect bird.
Heirloom Turkeys – Lake County
Get your bird from Farmer Nick’s. The pasture-raised, all-natural heritage breeds, which are not given antibiotics or animal byproducts will be available Saturday, November 23 at the Grayslake Farmers Market from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. They will have many sizes available for you to choose from. To reserve your bird call or text the number above or message through their Facebook page. 2019 pricing is $3.50/lb
Based on their family farm in Keystone, Iowa, Wallace Farms delivers their locally raised meats to Lake Bluff, Lake Zurich, and Wauconda once a month. Place your order on their website and meet them for simple, seamless meat delivery.
40822 N. Kilbourne Road, Wadsworth | (224) 532-1927
This new farm sells a limited amount of eggs, chicken, and microgreens and they have expanded in to include pork, turkeys, and more!
Harrison’s Poultry Farm
1201 Waukegan Road, Glenview | (847) 724-0132
Harrison’s has been providing 100% natural turkey’s to Chicago’s North Shore for over 120 years. All turkeys are humanely raised on a family farm where they are fed nothing but the highest quality vegetarian diet and plenty of room to roam. Call to reserve your turkey for pick-up.
Yordy Turkey Farms
2000 S. Main Street, Morton | (309) 263-2891
I couldn’t write an article about turkeys without including my hometown favorite. The Yordy family has been providing turkeys to their customers for over 80 years. Every year, they oversee every aspect of the 100 percent natural life cycle of their turkeys. They raise, process, and sell them exclusively at their store, so they go straight from their farm to your table – with nothing in between. Thankfully, they are willing to ship!
1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest | (847) 234-1966
Elawa Farm’s Market will be offering fresh turkeys from Gunthorp Farms for pick up at the market on November 27, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Turkeys are $5 per pound and require a pre-order and $50 deposit. SOLD OUT FOR 2019 While there, you can also order sides, pies, gravy, and more to make it a true farm to table Thanksgiving!
Fresh Turkeys in Lake County
If you are looking for a high-quality fresh turkey, but aren’t so concerned if it’s certified heirloom or not, check out one of these locations. As always, it’s best to call ahead to place your order and verify what they have in stock.
The Meat Shop
632 E. Hawley Street, Mundelein | (847) 566-0224
The Daily Grind
1 Market Square Court, Lake Forest | (847) 604 – 4262
Order a fresh never frozen turkey. The Daily Grind also offers brining, smoking, or spatchcock before you pick up.
1812 Greenbay Road, Highland Park | ((847) 432-5552
825 Waukegan Road, Lake Forest | (847) 234-0854
4190 Route 83, Long Grove | ((847) 478-8150
1451 Peterson Road, Libertyville | (847) 573-9570
1127 Church Street, Northbrook | (847) 272-4070
Sunset Foods is one of several locations that carry Ho-Ka Turkeys from Waterman, IL. These fresh turkeys are range raised on a family farm with an emphasis on slow growth and quality taste.
Other locations for Ho-Ka Fresh Turkeys:
- Heybeck’s Market Barrington
227 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington | (847) 382-0835
- Grand Foods
341 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe | (708) 835-2842
520 Greenbay Road, Highwood | (847) 432-3363
- Garden Fresh
340 Townline Road, Mundelein | (847) 949-9210
- Lencioni Meats
1000 Brown Street, Suite #205, Wauconda | (847) 526-4809
- Fresh Farms
20 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling | (847) 484-1930
Find more fresh-turkey options at Little McHenry County.
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