Get a head start and put in your order for your Thanksgiving turkey. Starting with a flavorful bird is key, and fresh turkeys from independent farms tend to be the tastiest.

By Food & Wine
Updated March 31, 2015
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Our top picks are:

Plainville Farms, PA

Tel: (800) 724-0206
www.plainvillefarms.com

Eberly Poultry

(717) 336-6440
www.eberlypoultry.com

Quattro Farms

(845) 635-2018

Ho-Ka Farms/Kauffman Turkey Farms

(815) 264-3470
www.hokaturkeys.com

Willie Bird

(707) 545-3308 or (877) 494-5592
www.williebird.com

Plus:

Herb-Roasted Turkey with Gravy
Apricot-Glazed Turkey with Fresh Herb Gravy
Rich Turkey Stock