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 firstname.lastname@example.org Ireland Farms 1910 Meadowbank Rd, Saanichton BC. (250) 652-3251 Email: email@example.com Mill Bay: Myson Farm2915 Cameron Taggart Rd, Mill Bay BC. (250) 929-7115 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Terra Nossa 765 Kilmalu Rd, Mill Bay BC. (250) 743-7484 Email: Pereira.email@example.com Stonefield Farm 1114 Deerwood Pl, Mill Bay BC.(250) 743-3861 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sooke: Mon Plaisir Farm 5266 Sooke Rd, Sooke BC. (250) 642-1088 Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Cowichan Bay: Cowichan Bay Farm, 1560 Cowichan Bay Rd, RR1 Cowichan Bay BC. (250) 746-7884 email@example.com 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 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 EAT Magazine News / Food News November 30, 2020 CITY EATS December 2020 | January 2021 A new bakery has opened in the Leland building at 2506 Douglas St. Working Culture Bread is serving up naturally leavened sourdough breads, as well ... Read More Food / Food News / Restaurants November 30, 2020 Eating Out—At Home Originally published in EAT Oct|Nov issue. Are you missing those romantic date night dinners, a favourite dish from a local chef, the fluffy ... Read More Comments are closed.