By Shermakaye Bass
Green Right Now
Less than a decade ago, it seems, a turkey was a turkey was a turkey: Nothing fancy, usually frozen, invariably fuller breasted than the turkeys of old. Relatively few consumers concerned themselves with how much freedom the foul had or what sort of feed it was getting. Only the rarified gourmand had even heard of a “heritage” or “heirloom” turkey; and the trend of finding a local farm to choose one’s own bird wasn’t even an option for most people.
That was 10 years ago. Things change. For one thing, the “fresh” bird has trumped the frozen bird ( “fresh” meaning the bird has never been frozen, even though it might have been deep-chilled at a temperature of 26 degrees Fahrenheit and feel slightly frozen).