Thursday, October 29, 2009
Thinking about Thanksgiving
This sounds great! I just found this nifty little site. My family has always had a relatively local Thanksgiving, even before we really understood the whole locavore movement.
My Mom has always gotten her turkeys from a local turkey farm called Bongi's. We love the taste of the fresh, local turkeys. They are so different from the plastic encased, frozen birds.
Then there are the sides. My family has always had a garden if at all possible. I've now got one as well. So, between us, we have lots of veggies at our disposal. The butternut squash is a must have, along with the pumpkin pie from our own pumpkins. We also have goodies that were frozen during the summer, like broccoli, green beans and peas. Apples are abundant here in New England, so pies and cider are a yummy addition.
It seems that the biggest thing that is not local are the grains. We buy all of our flour from King Arthur Flour. The company is relatively local, being in Vermont, although I don't know where they get their grains from for the flour. I'm told that there will be a grain CSA starting up in the Western part of MA, so that should be very exciting.
Interestingly, I've never thought about this before. I'm relatively new to the locavore and green movements. It is neat though, that we were doing it right anyway. The only thing we need to find local now is the little boiling onions for creamed onions. Those are a must have at our Thanksgiving meal. What will you be having for Thanksgiving?