Don't Kill Us for Saying, But Now's the Time to Order Your Thanksgiving Turkey
It's that delicious moment when San Francisco summer starts for real. Who can think about Thanksgiving, with its scramble for pies, its making-nice-with-your-brother-the-Christian, its turkey, for chrissake.
Cobalt123/Flickr Gruesome thought, isn't it?
But this is the very moment to start thinking turkey, or else risk wrestling a frozen ball of industrial quick-grow flesh Thanksgiving morning (no, you can't thaw it in the microwave).
It so happens Marin Sun Farms and BN Ranch are offering a special on heritage breed turkeys. (You know BN: it's the Bolinas ranch owned by Niman Ranch founder Bill Niman and his wife Nicolette -- think super-eco Slow Food.) From now through September, you can order from five breeds Niman chose in Kansas last year, including turkey superstars Standard Brown, Bourbon Red, and Narragansett. You know: range-roaming, free of hormones and antibiotics, and -- after the nasty part happens -- air-chilled.
Place your order now through September and the cost is $6.59 a pound (wait, and it bumps up to $6.89 -- something like a $5 savings for every 10 pounds of bird). You have to give them a $30 deposit, and arrange for pickup at one of several locations, but that's far, far in the future, right? Order online, or call 633-8997, extension 207.