By Alex Gronke and Kari Hulac/Patch Staff — Last year, America’s poultry producers raised around 250 million turkeys. The great majority were inexpensive, big breasted birds bred to cater to the country’s preference for white meat.
But even as the average price per pound for a factory turkey dropped $0.03 between last Thanksgiving and today, a growing number of cooks are willing to pay a premium for fresh turkeys that don’t come wrapped in plastic in the freezer section of the grocery store.
Country Sun Natural Foods, 440 California St., Palo Alto, 650-324-9190
Whole Foods Market, 774 Emerson St., Palo Alto, 650-326-8676
J.J. & F Market, 520 College Ave., Palo Alto, 650-857-0901
Draeger’s Markets, 1010 University Drive, Menlo Park, 650-324-7700
Schaub's, 395 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, 650-325-6328
Milk Pail Dairy, 2585 California Ave., Mountain View, 650-941-2505
Door-to-Door BirdsYou can also order turkeys shipped to your door in time for Thanksgiving.
Williams-Sonoma is selling Willie Bird turkeys.
BN Ranch is shipping both its broad breasted and heritage birds.