Where to find a fresh turkey on Long Island
Harvest time means more than mums, apple pies and roasted corn by the roadside. Turkeys are one of the lesser-known, yet plentiful harvest items available at Long Island farms. Three Long Island farms are selling fresh turkeys this year, listed below.
The Long Island turkeys are all free-range birds raised on farms - not the wild turkeys that roam some parts of the East End. Aficionados say the fresh birds are more delicious, healthier and faster to cook than frozen, mass-produced turkeys.
"They are all natural, no hormones, no antibiotics," said Christina Makinajian of Makinajian Poultry Farm in Huntington, which has been selling fresh turkeys since the 1970s. Makinajian added that fresh turkeys "haven't been injected with any juices that contain preservative . . . it's just a clean turkey."
--Compiled by Jim Merritt
Makinajian's Farm Farm stand, Farmers market 276 Cuba Hill Rd. Huntington This small farm sells its own organic poultry and eggs, as well as fresh produce. ...
North Sea Farms Dairy products, Produce, Farm stand 1060 Noyac Rd. Southampton Located at King’s Farm Stand, North Sea Farms grows a crop of fruits and vegetables, ...
Will Miloski’s Poultry Farm Attractions 4418 Main Rd. (Route 25) Calverton East End farm that sells fresh turkeys around Thanksgiving. Miloski's Poultry They have been open since ...