October 25th, 2017

Local Turkey for Your Thanksgiving Table

by Juliet Glass
As a farmers market lover, you know that much of your Thanksgiving shopping list can be purchased at the market. This includes an all-natural, humanely raised turkey. However, you if you want a farmers markets bird for your table, you need to act fast!
Each year a small number of Maryland farmers raise a limited number of holiday birds (broad breasted and heritage varieties)  to sell at farmers markets.  Here is our round up of Maryland farmers that are still taking orders for free-range, all-natural, never-frozen turkeys. In most cases, you’ll need to make a deposit and can pick up your turkey at market prior to the holiday.

Albright Farms (Monkton, MD) To order click here.

Andy’s Eggs and Poultry (Fallston, MD) To order, email Andy for form.

Carriage House Farms (Stevenson, MD) Email to order.

Cedar Run Cattle Company (Sudlersville, MD) Visit Website to order.

Evermore Farm (Westminster, MD) To order click here. 

Ferguson Family Farm (Parkton, MD) To order click here.

Full Cellar Farm (Jefferson, MD) Place order at market or email farmer directly (

Good Hope Farmstead (Woodsboro, MD) Visit website to order.

Groff’s Content Farm (Rocky Ridge, MD) Visit website to order

Liberty Delight Farms (Reisterstown, MD) Visit website to order.

Open Book Farm (Myersville, MD) Visit website to order.

Springfield Farms (Sparks, MD) Both heritage and conventional breeds. Visit website to order.

Farmer Tom’s (Reisterstown, MD). Visit website to order; pick up at the farmstand.

Truck Patch Farm (New Windsor, MD). Both heritage and conventional breeds. Visit website to order.


Last updated: 10/25/2017

About the Author Juliet Glass Juliet Glass

Born and raised in New York City, Juliet Glass attended Reed College in Portland, OR and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Although trained as a historian, her passion for food and cooking led her to a career as a freelance food writer. Driven by a desire for more real world experience in food system management, Juliet joined FRESHFARM in Washington, DC where she managed markets, programs, and lead communications efforts. Juliet joined Maryland Farmers Market Association as the External Relations coordinator and works to increase the organization's visibility and impact, advance its mission, and expand community involvement. When not working, Juliet enjoys cooking, visiting farmers markets, yoga, and spending time with her husband, sons and cats.