Local Thanksgiving, Anyone?

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This in from Maryanne Hedrick of mypersonalfarmers.com.

Thanksgiving celebrates the joys of harvest and is just about the last time of the year that you can assemble a complete meal using local produce and locally raised organic turkeys.  Hey – that’s just what the Pilgrims did in 1621!

Busy Thanksgiving hosts can order their locally grown Thanksgiving turkeys, vegetables, grains, cheeses, and breads from www.mypersonalfarmers.com.  Our turkeys are organic and come from Hemlock Hills Farm in Cortland Manor.  We are accepting custom orders until November 17, for delivery to your home or office on Tuesday or Wednesday November 24 or 25.

Why bother going local, you may ask – especially since there’s often a price premium involved.  Here are some good reasons that we think you should consider a Locavore Thanksgiving:

•    Local food tastes better– even better than organic food that is not local.
•    Local ingredients are healthier for you and your family – they’re fresher.
•    Local food supports local farmers, who actually really need the help.
•    Local farm food help to preserve open space – Westchester County has pitched in to guarantee that the few farms left in the County actually stay here.
•    You deserve it!

Mypersonalfarmers.com is an online farmers market that offers the best produce and artisanal products available from small farms in the Hudson Valley region.  Shoppers order online and deliveries are made weekly right to your doorstep!  Delivery area includes Westchester and Putnam counties, as well as parts of Rockland County and Stamford and Greenwich CT.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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