Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Holidays Dec 21, 2011 Festively Free-Range: Where to buy Your Holiday Turkey SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestA group of turkeys at the Saanichton Christmas Tree farmFor many, a beautiful turkey is the key aspect of their holiday meal. But it’s increasingly becoming important for people to buy locally raised, free range meats and poultry. This includes animals raised without the use of hormones, antibiotics and chemicals, and those that are not caged in restricted and unnatural environments. When deciding to go for food that meets such criteria, those living on Vancouver Island can support the local economy and supply a healthier option for family and friends. Here’s a list of locations on Vancouver Island that offer organic, grain-fed, free-range, locally raised, and drug free options for your cranberry-smothered, stuffing-filled, gravy-doused Christmas bird. Saanichton: Saanichton Christmas Tree Farm 8231 East Saanich Rd and 6999 West Saanich Rd, Saanichton BC. (250) 652-3345 email@example.com Ireland Farms 1910 Meadowbank Rd, Saanichton BC. (250) 652-3251 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mill Bay: Myson Farm2915 Cameron Taggart Rd, Mill Bay BC. (250) 929-7115 Email: email@example.com Terra Nossa 765 Kilmalu Rd, Mill Bay BC. (250) 743-7484 Email: Pereira.firstname.lastname@example.org Stonefield Farm 1114 Deerwood Pl, Mill Bay BC.(250) 743-3861 Email: email@example.com Sooke: Mon Plaisir Farm 5266 Sooke Rd, Sooke BC. (250) 642-1088 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Duncan: Quist Farms – Cowichan Valley Meat Market 5191 Koksilah Frontage Rd, Duncan BC (250) 746-8732 SOL Farm 4077 Lanchaster Rd, Duncan BC. (250) 737-1879 Email: email@example.com Cowichan Bay: Cowichan Bay Farm, 1560 Cowichan Bay Rd, RR1 Cowichan Bay BC. (250) 746-7884 firstname.lastname@example.org You can also buy your turkey from your butcher or specialty food store. A few places to check out are:Slaters Meats (250) 592-0823The Village Butcher (250) 598-1115The Root CellarNiargara/Fairfield GroceryThrifty Foods The Market Store Island Meat and Seafood (250) 382-3331 ChristmasfarmsHolidaysturkey SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News January 28, 2021 CITY EATS February | March 2021 If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Victoria’s free local delivery program, Downtown Delivers, you have until February 15 to try it ... Read More Food News / Pantry / Review January 28, 2021 Some Like It Hot — A Hot Sauce Tasting Party A Hot Sauce Tasting Party Gillie Easdon gathered 15 local, house-made hot sauces and four brave souls to taste-test them. It was a mid-October, late ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News December 7, 2020 EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide EAT’s 2020 Gift Guide. Not just for the holidays! Bolen Books Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi ($45.00) Cat’s Meow Trivet ($6.95) Book Seat ... Read More Comments are closed.