Most families have their favorite Thanksgiving dishes that they enjoy every year. In addition to those tried and true recipes that may or may not feature local ingredients, consider utilizing as many local foods as possible into your holiday feast. We are fortunate in our area to have many locally-grown and produced foods still available around Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect time to be thankful and supportive of our local growers by purchasing their goods and transforming them into delicious soups, salads, side dishes and desserts.
Our suggestions for a bountiful Thanksgiving meal featuring ingredients from our local farmers and producers.
Traditional Roast Turkey with turkey from Duerksen Farm
Chestnut stuffing with chestnuts from Bachi Farm and bread from 9-Bean Rows
Cornbread, Oyster Mushroom & Pecan Stuffing, mushrooms from North Country Farm
Stunning Beet Hummus with beets from Second Spring Farm
Kale Apple Salad with kale from Meadowlark Farm and apples from Browns Poplar Ridge
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with garlic and potatoes from Second Spring Farm
Maple Braised Squash with winter squash from Second Spring Farm
Colorful Holiday Slaw with carrots from Sweeter Song Farm and cabbage, daikon, and black radish from Providence Farm
Rolls from Stonehouse Bread with goat cheese butter, goat cheese courtesy of Idyll Farms and butter from Shetler’s
Mulled Cider with organic apple cider from Northern Naturals
Caramel Apple Gallette with apples from Browns Poplar Ridge