STAMFORD, Conn. — Looking for a healthy way to enjoy the holidays? Stamford-based Mike's Organic Delivery prepares and delivers locally sourced fresh pasture-raised turkeys and homemade side dishes for Thanksgiving.
It makes deliveries of the holiday goodies throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties.
In 2009, Mike’s Organic Delivery began sharing organic, seasonal, ethically and sustainably produced meats, poultry, dairy and produce with consumers, who were interested in supporting the local economy, protecting the environment, conserving fuel, and ultimately, eating well.
Today, founder Michael Geller, a former ad man turned sustainable food advocate, continues to provide a farm-to-home delivery service, ensuring fresher, healthier and tastier food delivered to the consumer’s doorstep.
“One of the highlights of the year for us is delivering Thanksgiving meals,” Geller said. “To bring people their holiday feast is such a wonderful treat for us.”
And the demand is growing. Mike’s Organic Delivery, which began with five local farm partners, now works more than 25 Connecticut and New York farmers expanding its offerings.
The centerpiece of the meal is a pasture-raised, antibiotic- and hormone-free turkey, which go for $8.50 per pound and which Geller describes as being “raised happy and healthy.”
The turkeys are delivered Monday, Nov. 23, through Wednesday, Nov. 25. These turkeys are hearty with white meat, with a clean and mild flavor, he said. And will cook up to 5 minutes faster per pound than a store-bought turkey, which is pumped up on hormones, Geller said.
A variety of favorite side dishes, including Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes, turkey gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and apple crisp for dessert, are prepared by the Mike’s Organic team, using all local, organic ingredients.
The side dishes stem from family recipes that have been passed down, tweaked, and then passed down again, Geller said.
The 500 pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes, 400 pounds of sweet potatoes, 600 pounds of apples, 200 pounds of cranberry sauce, 50 pounds of carrots, 50 pounds of celery, and 100 pounds of onions come from Mike’s Organic Delivery’s local Connecticut and New York farm partners.
"Thanksgiving marks the bulk of our local farming coming to an end, while the celebration just begins as family and friends gather for Thanksgiving," Geller said.
The process for receiving these seasonal, just-picked weekly deliveries can be viewed here: www.mikesorganicdelivery.com/how-it-works .
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