For many of us, holiday meals are summed up by one thing – a golden, crispy-skinned turkey that’s roasted to perfection. The roast turkey has become symbolic of the holiday dinner, but how much do we really know about where these turkeys come from? When we see frozen turkeys in the supermarket, chances are we’re envisioning the delicious meal it will become, not wondering about the conditions in which it was raised. But with issues of animal cruelty making the news and more people trying to make ethical decisions about the food they eat, where that bird comes from might soon be as important as where it’s going. At SPUD we carefully select where our turkeys come from, so that you can be sure that your thanksgiving turkey has been ethically raised by dedicated local farmers.
At SPUD Victoria, you have two great options for purchasing your holiday turkey, Victorian Acres Farm and JD Farms.
JD Farms is a family-owned turkey farm in the Fraser Valley. Their turkeys are raised in spacious, well-ventilated barns with free access to fresh water and a constant supply of fresh feed. They are grain fed, antibiotic free, and have exceptional flavour!
Victorian Acres Farm is Vancouver Island owned and operated in the heart of Dove Creek. They use the fresh air and clean waters of the Comox Valley for all their animals including free run turkeys. Sandy Todd and her family’s naturally raised free-run turkeys feed on vegetable grain, free from hormones and antibiotics.