Where to find a fresh turkey on Long Island

Two turkeys roam outdoors in Bridgehampton.

(Credit: Photo by Doug Kuntz)

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."

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    Makinajian's Farm in Huntington. (Nov. 23, 2012)

    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. ...

  • Mecox Bay Dairy in Bridgehampton. (May 15, 2012)

    Mecox Bay Dairy Cheese, Dairy products Mecox Road Bridgehampton This dairy produces an assortment of artisanal, raw milk cheeses. The public is welcome to ...

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    North Sea Farms Country Stand in Southampton.

    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, ...

  • Raleigh's Poultry Farm Food 335 Old Indian Head Road Kings Park Farm-raised poultry and eggs are at the heart of the farm, and you'll find produce ...

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    Miloski's Poultry Farms in Calverton, at 4418 Middle

    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 ...

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