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    New Seasons Market Lines Up Local Farmers for Holiday Meats

    Regional retailer gears up for turkey hotline, online ordering site

    New Seasons Market is debuting new, exclusive partnerships with three local family farms this Thanksgiving season: turkey from local partners Champoeg Farms and Inspiration Plantation, and goose from Food Forest Foods.

    New Seasons Market’s 12-year partnership with Diestel Family Turkey Ranch of Sonora, Calif., will continue to bring customers fresh, never-frozen free-range, heirloom and organic turkeys. This year, New Seasons is adding a selection of pasture-raised, broad-breasted turkey and goose in the Portland-Vancouver area.

    “We work all year to source the best poultry for Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations,” said Alan Hummel, New Seasons Market’s director of meat and seafood. In addition to premium Diestel birds, the Portland, Ore.-based regional retailer will offer turkeys and geese from three local farmers who raise birds exclusively for its stores.

    Champoeg Farms, operating out of St. Paul, Ore., since 1856, features pasture-raised turkeys, rotating the gang around the land weekly to ensure the birds have fresh forage and ample space. In addition to turkey, the farm also raises pork, duck and eggs.

    Food Forest Foods in Sherwood, Ore., will supply New Seasons Market with pasture-raised goose allowed to range on organically managed land.

    Inspiration Plantation, located in Ridgefield, Wash., is a diversified family farm, specializing in pasture raised turkey and other meats. Its broad-breasted white turkeys will be available exclusively at New Seasons Market’s Fisher’s Landing store in Vancouver.

    “We work to provide folks in our community with clean food, raised with integrity,” said farmer Matt Schwab of Inspiration Plantation. “New Seasons Market has gone out of their way to connect more of the community with us and our farm. They truly are the friendliest store in town.”

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