Where to Purchase the Freshest Turkeys in Westchester County for Thanksgiving

Where to purchase the freshest birds.

Sure, you can walk into any supermarket and pick out a turkey, but, since it’s Thanksgiving, you want to select the juiciest, most flavorful bird imaginable. Some options:

Chappaqua Village Market (12 King St, Chappaqua 914-238-4948; chappaquavillagemarket.com) is an institution among foodies, with premium offerings that include certified organic D’Artagnan turkeys to hormone-free, all-natural Plainville Farms birds. You’ll also find some boneless options along with stuffed turkey breast.

You can’t beat the personal service at Cole’s Market (2147 Albany Post Rd, Montrose 914-737-7737; colesmarket.com), where third-generation owner Tom Cole, Jr., and his family have been helping customers select the best meat and poultry for years. Sizes vary, as do varieties. At press time, Cole wasn’t sure of his exact inventory but, in the past, it’s been everything from farm-raised to free-range.

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It’s hard to find fresher free-range and organic birds than at Hemlock Hill Farm (500 Croton Ave, Cortlandt Manor 914-737-2810; hemlockhillfarm.com), where the term “locally grown” has been used for more than 70 years. The De Maria family, who’ve owned this farm for three generations, pride themselves  on raising animals that are never given hormones or antibiotics. Call to place your order to ensure you get the weight you want (12 to 30 pounds).

New Roc Glatt (77 Quaker Ridge Rd, New Rochelle 914-636-2600; newrocglatt.com) is all about glatt kosher gobblers (having been butchered and dressed according to rabbinical law) in sizes that range from 10 to l6 pounds.

You can count on North End Quality Meats (835 White Plains Rd, Scarsdale 914-723-3363) for its reliable Bell & Evans free-range and natural turkeys from 10 to 28 pounds. This old-fashioned butcher shop is always happy to help you select the best choices for your tryptophan fix.

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