The locavore's Thanksgiving shopping list

Ingredients can make or break a meal. Here are our favorites from the West's best farms.

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Heritage turkey sources
Photo by Andrea Gómez Romero

More heritage turkey sources

Look for one of the 10 or so breeds defined as "heritage," including Black Spanish, Blue Slate, Bourbon Red, Jersey Buff, Narragansett, Royal Palm, Standard Bronze, and White Holland.

BN Ranch
Bolinas, CA
Black Spanish, Bourbon Red, Narragansett, Standard Bronze, and White Holland. From $7.95/lb; Bi-Rite Market, S.F., biritemarket.com; Marin Sun Farms, Oakland, rockridgemarkethall.com.

Mary's Turkeys
Near Fresno, CA
Narragansett and Standard Bronze as well as nonheritage turkeys. From $4.99/lb.; Whole Foods Markets in AZ, CA, HI, NV, OR, and WA; for more stores, see marysturkeys.com.

Eastern Plains Natural Foods
Bennett, CO
Blue Slate. From $5/lb.; Marczyk Fine Foods, Denver, marczykfinefoods.com; In Season Local Markets, Denver and Louisville, CO; for more info, see easternplains.com.

Black Walnut Woolens
Near Portland
Bourbon Red, Narragansett, and Standard Bronze. From $7/lb.; sold only at the farm; blackwalnutwoolens.com.

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