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 17th 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.
1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest | (847) 234-1966
Elawa Farm’s Market will be offering fresh turkey’s from Gunthorp Farms for pick up at the market on November 21, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Turkeys are $5 per pound and require a pre-order and $50 deposit. While there, you can also order sides, pies, gravy, and more to make it a truly farm to table Thanksgiving!
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 a 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!
Radical Root Farm
Casey Farm, 31330 N. IL Route 21, Libertyville | (815) 830-6653
Radical Root Farm has partnered with Gunthrop Farms to bring farm-fresh, pasture-raised Thanksgiving turkeys. Average turkey size will be 15-20 pounds and the price will be $5.25 a pound. Call or visit the farm stand to place an order.
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!
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
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
340 Townline Road, Mundelien | (847) 949-9210
1000 Brown Street, Suite #205, Wauconda | (847) 526-4809
20 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling | (847) 484-1930
Find more fresh-turkey options at Little McHenry County.
Where is your favorite place for farm fresh turkey?