How to Locally Source a Thanksgiving Turkey in St. Louis

Nov 13, 2013 at 7:00 am
       We're about to be in a turkey coma. | Tim Sackton
       We're about to be in a turkey coma. | Tim Sackton

If you're not already thinking about your Thanksgiving turkey, you should be. The best eating holiday ever will be here before you know it, and if you're planning on ordering a turkey, deadlines are looming.

Never fear, Gut Check is here to help you find a delicious and succulent turkey that spent its life frolicking in the Missouri or Illinois countryside instead of cramped up in a cage.

See also: Where to Shop for Last-Minute Groceries on Thanksgiving

Straub's Markets (multiple locations)

Straub's is selling, fresh, all-natural, free-range turkeys from Buttonwood Farms in California, Missouri. Get a 17 to 19 pound hen, or a tom 22 pounds and larger at $4.99 a pound. Order them by calling your local store directly: Clayton (314-725-2121), Webster Groves (314-962-0169), Central West End (314-361-6646) or Town & Country (314-434-4707).

If you're wanting local, though, make sure you ask specifically for a Buttonwood turkey -- the Straub's turkeys, although also never-frozen, free-range and all-natural, are sourced from Thief River Falls, Minnesota.