October 15, 2014
A Cook's Cafe has proudly been of service in Annapolis for the past 14 years. We offer dine in or carry out lunches, cater for small or large meetings or events, teach cooking classes and provide a distribution point for local farms to local people.
We are also proud to have been in the vanguard of the Local Foods Movement in the Greater Annapolis and Maryland area. As Wendell Berry stated, How We Eat, Determines How the Earth is Used. We are dedicated to using it wisely, justly and compassionately.
It Is Time to Order Your Local Turkey for Thanksgiving!
For the ninth year, we are offering fresh natural, pasture-raised and heritage birds directly to you from our local Maryland farms. Our program keeps on growing -- over 125 turkeys last year!
Four types of turkeys are being offered this year:
Broad Breasted Bronzes (a hybrid of domestic and wild turkeys)
Pasture-Raised Broad Breasted Whites
All Natural Broad Breasted Whites.
After you have read the following descriptions of the Turkeys available this year, please select the type and size of Turkey that will suit you and call the Cafe, 410.266.1511. A deposit of 30% will be due upon reservation.
As mentioned, a brining service for your bird(s) is also available for $7.50 per bird.
As always, will any questions, please call or email. I am always happy to respond.
Turkeys are available in a number of sizes. So please specify type of turkey, size of turkey and whether you want brining. 30% of estimated cost of the bird will be due when ordering.
Please contact me directly or through email, 410.266.1511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
#1. All Natural, Broad Breasted White - $4.75 lb.
Natural Broad Breasted Whites are loosely housed, and given no hormones or antibiotics.
24-26 (limited availability)
#2. Pastured-Raised Broad Breasted White - $5.75 per pound
Pastured Broad-breasted White Turkeys forage outdoors for grass, bugs and worms. Their food and water is outdoors and they have a building to sleep in which also protects them from predators and the elements.
24-26 (limited availability)
# 3. Heritage Narragansett -- $9.25 per pound
The Narragansett turkey is named for Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, where the variety was developed. It descends from a cross between native Eastern Wild turkeys and the domestic turkeys (probably Norfolk Blacks) brought to America by English and European colonists beginning in the 1600's. Improved and standardized for production qualities, the Narragansett became the foundation of the turkey industry in New England. Their food and water is outdoors and they have a building to sleep in which also protects them from predators and the elements. The most moist and flavorful, but also the leanest and smallest of birds.
12-14 (limited availability)
# 4. Broad Breasted Bronze -- $9.25 per pound
Bronze turkeys are the product of crossing the domestic broad breasted white turkeys with wild turkeys. They are a marvelous combination of the copious amounts of white meat that Americans have come to expect and love coupled with the deep flavor of a heritage bird.