How to set a local DC Thanksgiving

Posted by Abbott Klar Real Estate on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 2:59pm

 How to Set a Local DC Thanksgiving Table
Thanksgiving in DC

‘Tis the season of family gatherings and stretchy pants. As you recover from your post-Halloween sugar, alcohol and sugary alcohol coma, get excited for the gluttony and joy with a side of gratitude that is Thanksgiving (read: your next sugar-alcohol coma). Buying local is always in season, and Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion to challenge yourself to source your meal from a local food radius. Luckily, an abundance of local farmers, bakers and brewers are standing by to make the task an easy and fun one. Read on to learn how to load your Thanksgiving table with local and delicious DC-sourced grub.  

The Bird

Full Cellar Farm in Jefferson, MD offers pasture-raised turkeys along with a variety of fall crops to give your Thanksgiving meal that local sparkle. Check out their website for more info.

Maple Lawn Turkey Farm raises free range all natural turkeys and brings them to your Thanksgiving table from $2.25/pound. Send in the turkey request form to claim your bird before November 22.

 Fresh never frozen turkeys ($3.99/lb) and other Thanksgiving delights including eggs, sausage, ham and even beef tenderloin are available from Liberty Delight Farms.

 Groff’s Content Farm offers GMO, antibiotic and hormone free, pasture-raised turkeys for $5/pound. Fill out the order form and reserve your turkey!


Living the Pie Life is the brainchild of two Arlington moms on a mission to create the world’s best pie. Plenty of happy DC area pie eaters would conclude that they have succeeded. Locally and sustainably sourced ingredients, old-school meets new-foodie recipes and a serious passion for pie combine to produce treasures such as Boozy Toasted Pecan, Salted Caramel Chocolate, Brown Sugar Pumpkin and of course, Mom’s Apple Pie. Order your Thanksgiving pies from the Pie Life, tell your guests you made them yourself and rise to pie stardom.

Dangerously DeliCious Pies has been voted the best pie in DC for six years running. Check out their online order form to choose from Sweet Potato, Apple Caramel Crumb or Baltimore Bomb - just to name a few. To be on the safe side, better order an extra pie or two for those late-evening, post-football game munchies.

Rolls, Bread and More Baked Goods
Look no further than the “Thanksgiving Stuff” page on Baked and Wired’s website to find every baked good you could possibly want to bring to the Thanksgiving table. Order ahead, pay online and pick up in store the day before.

Bread Furst bakery cranks out a mean selection of fresh baked breads on the daily. Check out their Thanksgiving menu and pre-order goodies from stuffing mix to gravy base to brioche rolls. The bakery will be open from 8 am - noon on Thanksgiving day for ultra fresh last minute pick ups.

Locally Brewed Brews
There is plenty of locally brewed beer to be had in the DC area. Check out a full list of breweries here and bring home a growler of Citra Lemon Saison from 3 Stars Brewing Company, Pumpernickel Stout from Atlas Brew Works or Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau to add some local cheer to the table.

One Stop Local Shopping … Delivered
DC Thanksgiving

From the Farmer collects seasonal produce from DC area farms and delivers it to your door within 12 hours of harvest. Check out their Thanksgiving Page where you can order everything from the bird to the sides to the pie. Local turkeys are available from Locust Point Farms starting at $50 (for 10-11 lb birds, up to $110 for a whopper of a 22-23 pounder) and the available Meal Kit option includes just about everything but the silverware at a very reasonable price. Also shop Thanksgiving specific produce and “Other Yums” such as fresh brioche rolls, extra pies and apple cider. The cherry on all that pie: From The Farmer partners with Nourish Now to provide Thanksgiving meals for families in need and enables you to make a donation directly from their site.

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