Hudson Valley residents flock to local turkey farms ahead of Thanksgiving amid shortages

Many Hudson Valley residents flocked to places like Hemlock Hill Farm in Cortlandt Manor, which is already seeing an uptick in early orders ahead of the holiday.

News 12 Staff

Oct 29, 2021, 7:57 PM

Updated 941 days ago

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Supply chain disruptions are leading to a shortage of turkeys.
It couldn't come at a worse time, with less than a month ahead until Thanksgiving.
Experts say consumers should shop local for their Thanksgiving turkey.
Many Hudson Valley residents flocked to places like Hemlock Hill Farm in Cortlandt Manor, which is already seeing an uptick in early orders ahead of the holiday.
The broad breasted white turkeys that come from Lancaster, Pennsylvania are grown all natural - and unlike turkeys at the supermarket - these turkeys are butchered the week of Thanksgiving.
Experts say buying a local turkey may be a better option this year as larger turkey suppliers are seeing a labor shortage and increased costs, which could lead to a shortage of turkeys this year.
Although Hemlock Hill Farm has seen more orders coming in, it still has birds available. Much like with just about everything this year around the holidays, experts say it’s best to place your order early.


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