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Do You Spend More For an Organic, Free-Range, or Local Turkey?

Do You Splurge on an Organic, Free-Range, or Local Turkey?

During Thanksgiving, most grocery stores offer frozen turkeys at incredibly affordable prices. However, these turkeys are often loaded with additives and mass-produced in less than desirable conditions. Last year, I purchased one frozen Butterball turkey from Safeway and another free-range bird from a local farm. While the preparation and cooking method are what ultimately affect the flavor of the bird, seeing the two side-by-side was enough for me to realize the importance of purchasing a free-range poultry. Doesn't the turkey on the right look more healthy? What's your take on the matter?

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Spectra Spectra 5 years
We get a locally-raised turkey every year. It's a little more expensive, but they taste a LOT better than those bland things you get at the grocery store.
mrsld mrsld 5 years
well to be honest, the "natural" turkey looks like it's breast meat is HUGE compared to its legs. Which is very unnatural and the "bad" turkey was obviously fed yellow corn meal or marigolds for its coloring. I don't get what is so great about the "natural" one or so bad about the other one. :shrug:
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
I'm sort of grossed out thinking about the difference in the picture. Wow.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I splurge by NOT eating turkey. ;)
mrsld mrsld 5 years
Are those turkeys the same weight?
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