Once a year we put together a very special Thanksgiving Box, delivered to Los Angeles area addresses only. Available to order for both for our home delivery customers, and guests alike (no need to register, pay the sign-up fee etc. if it's just for the one box).
I love this Box because everything in it is grown or produced by local Stewards of the Land (farmers, ranchers, artisans, vintners), and what better way for us to show our gratitude on Thanksgiving, than to support their efforts, and in turn take a moment to enjoy and be thankful for the bounty of our foodshed with our loved ones.
As for the turkeys, this year I almost had to cancel the box because the two ranchers we worked with last year couldn't help! Coyotes got most of Watkins' turkeys, and Rocky Canyon is going to make ground turkey meat from his turkeys cause harvesting and distributing dozens of turkeys on Thanksgiving is, well, let's just say the word "complicated" comes to mind!
Thank goodness for butcher rock stars Lindy & Grundy, who have come to the rescue. We have been wanting to work together for almost two years now, and finally the time has come: they have kindly reserved a number of pastured, heritage birds from local Schaner Farms, and have agreed to allow up to 50 of these birds go to our customers. Thank you Erika Nakamura for making this work for us!! And, for the record, we have already sold several of them, so if you do want a Thanksgiving Box, I highly recommend reserving yours ASAP cause we have a maximum of 50 Thanksgiving Boxes available this year!
The other new thing we have on offer this year is wines to pair with your meal! We have just received our wine license, and will be mailing out bottles rather than home-delivering, as they require the signature of an adult 21 or over. We have been exploring the Central Coast wineries, on the lookout for the most respected vintners in the land, all of them with outstanding practices -- bio-dynamic, dry farmed, boutique wineries with bottles which will pair beautifully with your meal. We are launching our wine sales with Ampelos, Brewer Clifton, and Martian Vineyards -- all critically acclaimed for the bottles we are promoting.
Here is the menu for the Feast.
HAPPY TURKEY DAY however you decide to celebrate!