Cazenovia (WSYR-TV) – The Creekside Meadows Farm in Madison County
is trying to keep up with demand for its fresh turkeys this Thanksgiving season.
This year, they’ve sold more than six dozen of the locally raised birds as demand for products within Central New York rises.
Next door neighbor Dennis Moyer says he'll have a 22 pound turkey on the table for Thanskgiving. "Being right next door, we see how they raise the animals and how they treat them and that was a no brainer for us," he said.
The Park Family has been raising turkeys for about seven years. “We were really happy when we sold 20 and then when you raise a little more and you sold those and there were still people calling the day before Thanksgiving for a turkey. You felt really bad saying we don’t have any except the one going in our oven. So it’s really nice,” said Tricia Park.
This year, the Park Family has sold 75 birds that were fed local grain and are antibiotics free.
Park says the birds taste better, and customers tend to agree.
“More flavor, better texture that's what I go for, really juicy and you really know the background behind it, it's not been raised in confinement they are out on the grass really having a good quality of life. That's always been very important to us,” said Park.
There are a few birds left at Creekside Meadows farm and they will start taking orders for Thanksgiving 2013 in the coming months.
Those who want more information on Creekside Meadows Farm can visit their website.