Get Local Sustainable Turkey Guide
Updated December 2012. Brought to you by FarmFolk CityFolk.

LISTINGS:
Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley Farm Direct Turkey Sales
Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley Retailers Selling Sustainably-Raised Turkey
Metro Vancouver Delivery
BC-Wide List of Where You Can Buy A Sustainably-Raised Turkey

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METRO VANCOUVER, FRASER VALLEY FARM DIRECT

Big Bear Ranch located in Horsefly BC raises sustainable turkeys. You can order online and have your order delivered to Metro Vancouver. http://www.bigbearranch.com

Goldwing Free Range Meats, run by Bonnie & Ed Curtis in Aldergrove. Located just 2 minutes west of the 264th Street exit on Hwy #1. Free-range, non-medicated turkeys and other sustainable meat products. Whole turkey is $3.75/lb http://www.bcfarmfresh.com/companies/43/69/Goldwing-Free-Range-Meats.html

JD Specialty Turkey,

JD Farms Specialty Turkey, owned by Jack & Debbie Froese in Langley. They raise turkeys without anti-biotics or animal by-products. Purchase JD Farms turkeys at a variety of stores in the Greater Vancouver area (listing is on their website) or pick one up at the store on the corner of 248th Street & 52 Avenue. In addition to Grade A (fresh & frozen) turkeys, they also sell Utility turkeys which are missing a limb or a piece of skin and are less expensive than Grade A’s (and just as delicious!) They also carry many different premade meals and condiments to compliment your meal.  www.jdfarms.ca

K&M Farms at 28494 MacLure Road in Abbotsford raise delicious turkeys outdoors, on pasture, with no antibiotics, hormones or animal byproducts. Call ahead Phone: 604.857.8912 http://www.kmfarms.ca

Rossdown Farms & Natural Foods, run by Pat Wiebe in Abbotsford. Farm fresh, free run & processed in their own facility. Rossdown produces both certified organic and non-certified “home grown” turkeys that are available at a variety of stores throughout Metro Vancouver. Call your favorite store to see if they’ve got Rossdown turkeys – or see our listing for Urban Digs Farm in Vancouver (below.) http://www.rossdown.com/

Sleeping Mountain Organic Farms, in Yarrow. Certified Organic. Order online or purchase at their farm store at 4170 Stewart Rd. Yarrow, BC (in the Fraser Valley) Visit their website for hours and more information. http://www.farmfreshorganics.ca/

Tasty Chicken Farm, in Agassiz. No additives. Non-medicated. Organic fed. Open fields. Fresh water. – and darn tasty! http://www.tastychicken.ca

METRO VANCOUVER RETAILERS (from East to West)

Hopcott Meats (Pitt Meadows) sells JD Farms turkey. Deposit required. http://www.hopcottmeats.ca

Planet Organic (Port Coquitlam) sells JD Farms turkey. Can pre-order or pick up at store. http://www.planetorganic.ca

The Organic Grocer (Surrey) The Organic Grocer sells JD Farms turkeys and is now taking pre-orders. http://www.organicgrocerweb.ca

Choices Markets (Various locations) sells JD Farms turkey. Pre-order or buy in store. http://www.choicesmarket.com

Drive Organics (Vancouver east side) sells JD Farms turkeys. Need to order by phone or in store. 604.678.9665 located at 1045 Commercial Drive, Vancouver.

East End Food Coop (Vancouver east side) Via Two Rivers Specialty Meats —> Thiessen Farms hormone free, free range birds. Medium sized (12 to 15 lbs). Limited to 60 turkeys on a first come/first serve sign up basis in store or call 604 254-5044 to reserve your bird NOW! http://www.east-end-food.coop

Greens Organic & Natural Market (Kitsilano) Greens is selling Two Rivers Specialty Meats’ turkey. Pre-orders are suggested. http://www.greensmarket.ca/

Whole Foods Markets(various locations) Sells JD Farms andRossdown Farms Organic Turkeys. Call or order at their in-store Holiday Table. http://wholefoodsmarket.com/content/britishcolumbia/

Granville Island Public Market – there are several butchers in the market that are selling JD Farms and Rossdown etc. turkeys. http://www.granvilleisland.com/public-market

The Honest Butcher -Taking pre-orders for Sleeping Mountain Organic Turkeys.http://thehonestbutcher.com/

Urban Digs Farm (Burnaby), In partnership with JD Farms & Re-up BBQ, we are super excited to be able to offer Christmas turkeys! Our turkeys are local and natural, free-run, hormone-free; Fresh, not frozen; Brined for 24 hours in apple cider vinegar, bay leaves, cloves and oranges. Tired of traditional turkey dinner? Order a smoked turkey! You’ll pick your turkey up fully cooked, infused with mild pecan smoke. All you need to do heat ‘er up! You can pick up your turkey at Urban Digs on December 23rd, or if you live in the neighbourhood, we can bring it to you. Free delivery. Cranberry sauce, stuffing, bacon, veggies and more trimmings also available for delivery. $25 deposit at http://www.urbandigsfarm.com

West Valley Market (Vancouver’s West End) sells JD Farms’ turkeys. Pre-order at store with your $10 deposit. http://www.westvalleymarket.com/

Stong’s Market (Vancouver west side) – Sells JD Farms turkey. Pre-order or buy in store (delivery available.) http://www.stongs.com

Two Rivers Specialty Meats (North Vancouver – usually only sells wholesale) is selling turkeys to the public this year. They’ve bought an entire barn of sustainably raised turkeys. Two Rivers supply many excellent grocers and chefs with their fine meats, year round. Located at 180 Donaghy in North Vancouver M-F 8-5pm. Call ahead to order your size 604-990-5288. They accept cash, cheque or visa (not debit.) http://tworiversmeats.com/

METRO VANCOUVER DELIVERY

SPUD (Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery) sells free run turkeys via Two Rivers Specialty Meats. Order online at http://www.spud.ca

Stong’s Market (Vancouver west side) – Sells JD Farms turkey. Pre-order or buy in store (delivery available.) http://www.stongs.com

Urban Digs Farm – see above listing and check their website for delivery information. http://www.urbandigsfarm.com

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BC-WIDE LISTINGS

Please visit COABC’s website for a list of certified organic turkey producers throughout British Columbia. http://www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca

Bulkley Valley, Smithers, Burns Lake: Happy Pig Organic Farm. Certified Organic. http://www.beyondthemarket.ca/happy-pig-organic-farm/

Bulkley Valley: Round Lake Organics Biodynamic. Certified Organic feed. http://www.beyondthemarket.ca/round-lake-organics/

Prince George: Beaverly Creek Farm Free range, no hormones or antibiotics. http://www.beyondthemarket.ca/beaverly-creek-farm/

Smithers: Lauriston Farm Certified naturally grown. http://www.lauristonfarm.ca

Sunshine Coast: Happy Chick Farm SPCA Certified. http://www.spca.bc.ca/welfare/farm-animal-welfare/spca-certified/spca-certified-farms/happy-chick-farm.html

North Okanagan: Hamblett Highland Farm, overlooking the beautiful Spallumcheen Valley between Vernon and Armstrong. Fresh free run and pastured turkey: no hormones, no medicated feed, and supplemented with alfalfa hay. Fresh or frozen whole turkey or frozen turkey portions. Contact Michael Hamblett Email high.land@telus.net or call (250) 546-6322

Vancouver Island: Shamrock Farms, located in Courtenay. Shamrock Farm turkeys are raised outside where they enjoy a diet of plants sans genetically modified ingredients or animal by-products. They have a limited number of turkeys available for Christmas. Don’t wait to contact them. http://www.shamrockfarm.ca/turkey.html

If you have found this publication useful, please support our work and consider making a donation to our “Get Local” project (visit our Contact page.)

MORE SOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE AND LOCAL BC FOOD

FarmFolk CityFolk’s online KNOWLEDGE PANTRY (click RESOURCES) www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca

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