Plovgh is a cooperative of farmers, growers, and ranchers that sell directly to their customers.

Talkin’ Turkey

"With Thanksgiving fast approaching and stomachs growling for some homecookin’, we made a special trip upstate to talk turkey with Farmer Ryan of Fitzgerald Farms who provided Plovgh members with fresh birds this holiday season. 

After the two-and-a-half hour drive, we arrived at High Falls Co-Op where Ryan works four days a week when not tending to his poultry. He greeted us downstairs among the spices and shelves, and brought us out to his truck where the turkeys were kept cool.

“Turkeys are a big investment,” he told us as he loaded the plump birds into our car. While chickens typically need eight weeks to mature, turkeys require five and a half months. This holiday has been a long time coming for Ryan and his fellow farmers, and lucky for him, he sold over 500 turkeys this year.

Ryan grew up around chickens and is vehemently a poultry-over-produce kind of guy. “After seeing the work that went into growing vegetables, I thought it was too hard,” he confessed. Well, that’s alright with us – his fresh eggs and birds convince us that he made the right choice.

Once the coolers were filled to brim with turkeys, he wished us a “Happy Thanksgiving” and we were off for the city; Over the river and through the woods to bring you a fresh alternative this turkey day.”

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This week’s harvest.


Hudson Valley Harvest - Hudson Valley, NY
Network of independently owned local farms

10 oz bags of vegetables harvested Summer/Fall 2011:
Green beans - frozen : $5.00
Summer squash - frozen: $5.00
Tomato puree - frozen: $5.00
Butternut squash puree - frozen: $5.00
Kale puree - frozen: $5.00
Broccoli - frozen: $5.00
Collard greens - frozen: $5.00
Sweet corn - frozen: $5.00
Edamame - frozen: $5.00

Produce is from Taliaferro Farm, Evolutionary Organics, Amba Farms, Gill’s Farm, Hepworth Farm, Veritas Farms and Bradley Farm.

1 lb Pork chops: $10.00
1 lb Bacon: $10.00

Pork is from Sugar Hill Farm and Sir William Berkshire Farm.

Maple syrup: $20.00/16 oz
Honey: $6.00/half pound, $10.00/lb

Rottkamp Farms - Glen Head, NY
50 acre, fourth generation family farm

Broccoli: $2.00/head
Cauliflower: $2.00/head
Scallions: $1.00/bunch
Onions: $0.50 each
Parsley: $1.00/bunch

Partners Trace - New Paltz, NY
Six acre farm, growers of practicing-organic, biodynamic flowers, herbs and vegetables

Ginger tarragon pickles: $8.00/16 oz., $11.00/24 oz.
Orange zest, chili pepper, pink peppercorn pickles: $8.00/16 oz., $11.00/24 oz.

Sage allspice bitters: $12.00/4 oz what to do with this?
Lavender licorice bitters: $12.00/4 oz what to do with this?

Fitkin Farms - Cedar Falls, IA
Iowa family farm

Yellow popping corn: $3.00/bag (2 lbs) what to do with this?

Plovgh mixed vegetable bag: $12.00/bag
Don’t know what to get? We’ll pack a bag with a variety of provisions for you to pickup.


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