Supporting local producers was also a factor for New Seasons Market, a 12-store independent based in Portland, Ore., in adding pasture-raised turkeys from two area farms to its Thanksgiving lineup this year. “I always try to source things as close to home as possible,” said Alan Hummel, director of meat and seafood. The local birds, which retail for $4.99 to $5.49 per pound, sold well in preorders. Hummel said this is because local products have “kind of been the ...
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