From Kim Bayer via Kelly Dunham:
Dear Slow Food Supporter:
This year, Harnois Farm will be once again be offering a Community
Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for those interested in
purchasing a heritage turkey for the holidays. Through the CSA,
customers put down a deposit of $25 by October 15th to reserve their
turkey. In the end, CSA members will pay $8/lb, while non-CSA members
will pay $10/lb. John Harnois anticipates that he'll have 48
Narragansetts available this year.
John will also have about 50 pasture-raised Broad-breasted White
turkeys available for the holidays. These are not the Broad-breasted
birds found at your local supermarket! They are succulent AND
flavorful. The Broad-breasted White turkeys will be $3.50/lb.
John, who raises an assortment of rare and conventional birds with
the help of his nine-year-old son, manages his farm as a model of
proper land stewardship and animal husbandry. The birds are given
free access to the outdoors where they can scratch and peck about as
they please and at night they're tucked away safely into a coop to
protect them from predators. John even takes his birds to local
schools where he teaches the kids about what it really means to be a
good steward of the farm and animals. As he says, "I love my birds."
Harnois Farm was featured in Business Week last fall:
If you would like to purchase a share, please send your name,
address, phone number, and size preferences (small = 8-12 lbs; large
= 13-18 lbs) to email@example.com no later than October 15,
2007. While size is not guaranteed, John will accommodate your
preferences as much as possible. The turkeys will be available for
pick-up the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Questions? Send us an email or give Kelly Dunham a call at
734-761-2333. Please pass this on to anyone else who might be
Make sure to order your turkeys early! All turkeys are available on a
first-come, first-served basis.