Let's Talk Turkey! 12 Farms Where You Can Purchase a Thanksgiving Turkey in Central Illinois

Now's the time to start planning your holiday feasts. Check out our list of sustainably raised turkeys in Central Illinois and reserve your turkey today!

1. Antiquity Oaks LLC

Deborah Niemann-Boehle

Cornell, IL 61319-9445

815-358-2450

deborah@antiquityoaks.com

Farming Practices: Chemical Free, Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Steroid & Steroid & Hormone Free, Pasture Raised, Rotational Grazing

Products: Vegetables, Fruit, Pork, Lamb, Goat, Eggs, Chicken, Turkey, Goat Milk Soap

We produce vegetables, fruit, eggs, and meat (pork, lamb, goat, chicken, and turkey). Everything is sold directly to the consumer. We use only sustainable growing practices. Our animals live on pasture where they get plenty of fresh air and sunshine, while having free access to shelter during bad weather. We sell whole animals directly to consumer for pick up at our processor.

2. Bane Family Meats

David Bane

Sidney, IL 61877

217-722-2188

davidpbane@aol.com

Farming Practices: Non-GMO Feed, Steroid free, Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Steroid & Hormone Free, Pasture Raised, Rotational Grazing

Products: Beef, Pork, Lamb, Eggs, Chicken, Turkey

We are a Champaign County farm family with a dedication to sustainable agriculture, and the highest quality meat and poultry products. We take special care in the selection, humane rearing and processing of our chicken, turkey, beef, lamb and pork to provide a superior eating experience for you. We know you will taste the quality of our products!All of our livestock are grown on diverse forage pastures at our farm. NO pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are applied to our pastures; NO antibiotics or growth promoters are added to our animal feeds. Our livestock feeds are purchased from local feed mills, are custom blended to our specifications, and contain NO genetically modified ingredients.Our animals are transported by us to local, federally-inspected processing facilities. Fresh products processed to your specifications are available with prior arrangements. To place online orders visit www.cufarmers.com

3. Caveny Farm

Betsy Barnick

Monticello, IL 61856

217-762-7767

bourbonredturkey@gmail.com

Farming Practices: Steroid Free, Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Steroid & Hormone Free, Pasture Raised

Products: Lamb, Turkey, Duck, Geese

Caveny Farm is a family-owned business located just noth of Monticello, Illinois. With more than 30 years of experience, the farm focuses primarily Pasture Raised poultry and Katahdin lamb, a variety known for its exceptionally mild flavor. With the help of three generations, Caveny Farm is a steward of the land and is committed to raising the highest quality meats. For more information or to oreder online, visit www.cavenyfarm.com

4. Dearing Country Farms

Brad Dearing

Bloomington, IL 61705

309-963-4932

farms@dearingdesigns.com

Farming Practices: Chemical-free, Non-GMO Feed, Organic feed, Steroid & Hormone Free, Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Pasture Raised, 100% Grass Fed

Products: Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Herbs, Honey, Beef, Lamb, Goat, Eggs, Chicken, Turkey, Dairy

We are a small family owned/operated farmstead, growing and harvesting an abundant of healthy foods. We raise chickens for meat and eggs, beef cattle, goats for milk and meat and grow a full variety of seasonal produce, trees, fruit, berries, melons, flowers, grasses, nuts and herbs. Products can be purchased directly from off the farm, local farmers markets, and at several health food stores. We offer a year round CSA opportunity as well as a monthly seafood pickup from our farm as we travel to the Florida panhandle to gather fresh gulf seafood!

5. Garden Gate Farm

Beth Rinkenberger & Doug

Fairbury, IL 61739

815-848-3518

dougrink68@icloud.com

Farming Practices: Chemical Free, Non-GMO Feed, Organic feed, Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Steroid & Hormone Free, Pasture Raised

Products: Vegetables, Turkey, Grains

Pastured, non-gmo turkey, Chemical Free produce and non-gmo cornmeal and grits located in Fairbury, IL. We welcome visitors to come and see the farm!

6. Healing Acres Farm and Greenhouse

Mark Moore or Cindy Hatton

Chesterfield, IL 62630

217-361-6826

healingacresfarm@gmail.com, cjh61@live.com

Farming Practices: Chemical-free, Non-GMO Feed, Steroid free, Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Steroid & Hormone Free, Pasture Raised, Rotational Grazing, 100% grass fed

Products: Vegetables, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Goat, Eggs, Chicken, Turkey

At Healing Acres Farm, humane and sustainable practices, preserving heritage breeds, education and local attention are our primary focus. We believe that "FRESH is GOOD, LOCAL is BETTER, HEALTHY is BEST!!!" We do our best to "Provide Nutrient Dense Food to HEALU2"! To join our online ordering list featuring a weekly email with a current list of products, prices, and drop off location, subscribe on our website.

7. Naturally Special Farms

Matthew and Brenda Davies

Buckingham, IL 60917

815-419-5620

naturally.special@yahoo.com

Farming Practices: Chemical Free, Non-gmo, Non-GMO Feed, Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Steroid & Hormone Free, Pasture Raised, Rotational Grazing, 100% grass fed

Products: Vegetables, Fruit, Honey Beef, Pork, Lamb, Eggs, Chicken, Turkey, Dairy, Livestock feed

We are a first generation Family Farm raising plants and animals as close to the way God intended as possible. No confinement, no chemicals, no GMO, no compromise. Find us at a nearby farmers market or email/text to place orders for pick up or home delivery.

8. Parkes Family Produce

9248 State Route 125

Pleasant Plains, IL 62677

217-971-6412

parkesj49@yahoo.com

Farming Practices: Chemical Free, Non-GMO Feed, Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Steroid & Hormone Free, Outdoor access, Cage-freeDirect sales through call or email, Wholesale, Farm shop???

Products: Vegetables, Fruits, Honey, Beef, Pork, Eggs, Quail eggs, Chicken

We are a family farm that takes pride in producing high quality produce, pork, cage-free chicken, chicken and duck eggs, and honey. Our family has been farming for over 100 years. We have a small famstand on our property where we sell our products as well as products from several other local producers, including lamb, turkey, and dairy products for a truly one-stop shop. We are carrying Amish turkeys (raised by Amish families in Arthur) at our farm shop. Call to place an order for pick-up.

9. Red Gate Farm, LLC

Sean or Danielle Londrigan

Petersburg, IL 62675

217-501-4234

manager@redgatefarmllc.com

Farming Practices: Chemical Free, Non-GMO Feed, Organic feed, Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Steroid & Hormone Free, Pasture Raised, Rotational Grazing, 100% Grass fed

Products: Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Beef, Pork, Eggs, Chicken, Turkey

Red Gate Farm, LLC is a small, family farm, focused on being good stewards of God's creation. We raise a wide variety of produce and meat animals, using natural, sustainable methods. In addition, we offer a variety of tours, classes, and clinics. Please visit our website for additional information.

10. Rustic Red Poultry and Produce

Sonja Solomonson

Mason City, IL 62664

317-525-1847

rusticredpoultry@gmail.com

Farming Practices: Non-GMO Feed, Pasture Raised

Products: Vegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Goose Eggs, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Wool

A sole proprietorship, this farm has been in the family since 1852 specializing in conservation breeding of heritage chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. Naturally brooded, Pasture Raised poultry and eggs, and organically raised produce. Rustic Red Poultry will have several Beltsville Small White turkeys available as holiday turkeys again this year. Beltsville Small Whites are a heritage turkey breed that is on the Livestock Conservancy’s conservation priorities list. These turkeys are part of a conservation breeding project and came from the farm’s own breeding flock. They have been raised on pasture and fed whole grains, a high protein pellet and organically raised produce from the farm. The turkeys may be purchased through Macomb Food Co op or directly from the farm for $5 per pound. Young toms weigh around 10 lbs and hens around 5 lbs. For more information or to request a turkey, contact Sonja Solomonson at 317-525-1847 or email rusticredpoultry@gmail.com.

Turkeys hang out in the morning light under the watchful eye of their friend and guard dog at Rustic Red Poultry and Produce.

11. Timberfeast

Mark Brady & Katie Kennedy

Chatsworth, IL 60921

Farm: 708-606-9414, Katie: 815-228-2311

Farm@Timberfeast.com

Farming Practices: Non-GMO Feed, Organic feed, Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Steroid & Hormone Free, Pasture Raised, Rotational Grazing, 100% Grass fed

Products: Beef, Lamb, Goat, Eggs Chicken, Turkey, Duck

Timberfeast is a new farm in Chatsworth, Illinois offering the highest-quality Pasture Raised meats. Our products include fresh organic-fed pastured poultry and eggs, pastured pork, pastured goat, grass-fed beef, and grass-fed lamb. Young farmers Mark Brady and Katie Kennedy raise animals on the woodland pastures of Mark's family's sixth generation farm in Central Illinois.

12. Triple S Farms

Stan and Ryan Schutte

Stewardson, IL 62463

217-343-4740

stan@triplesfarms.com

Farming Practices: Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free, Steroid & Hormone Free, Pasture-Raised, Rotational Grazing, Non-GMO Feed

Products: Beef, Pork, Eggs, Chicken, Turkey

Triple S Farms, established in 1980, is family-owned and operated. We raise our animals humanely - they just have that one bad day!

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