What if the food on your Thanksgiving table was grown right here on LI? Long Island is the largest agricultural county in NY according to the Long Island Farm Bureau and also a large supplier of the country’s wine grapes. This holiday season, give back to your local farmers by shopping locally. Leave the chain stores out of your Thanksgiving equation this year with our guide to Long Island farms and markets that sell locally grown meat, cheese, produce and even wine. If you cannot travel as far as our suggestions see these great lists of Farmstands on Long Island and Long Island Farmers Markets to fine the resources nearest you.
Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese from Mecox Farm and sliced seasonal fruit.
Crustless Goat Cheese Quiche made from locally made goat cheese.
A fresh turkey from Will Miloski Poultry Farm in Calverton – which will begin selling fresh turkeys on November 19th
Roasted Vegetables like Carrots, Celery, Broccoli, Onions, Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Winter Squash from Lewin Farm in Wading River.
Mashed Potatoes from Ty Llwyd (pronounced tee clewed) farm stand in Northville
Stuffing bread from your local bakery
Rosemary Herb Blend from PR Herb Farm.
Vanilla and Pumpkin Ice Cream from Snowflake in Riverhead.
Wine from Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue have beautiful festive bottles and good distribution at many local Long Island stores.
Your centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table can be made of local pumpkins and gourds or local plants from your closest greenhouse.