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 Dessert / Recipes July 13, 2020 Panna Cotta with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Basil Sugar Story and recipe and photography by: Isabelle Bulota Strawberry season has arrived! There is so much we can do with this delicious, beautiful ... Read More Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Comments are closed.