Long Island Organic Poultry and Egg Source – Updated for 2013

12 Nov

This one is for my homies: my readers here on Long Island. I welcome anyone else who has certified organic birds on Long Island to contact me so I can post it! Everyone else, be sure to click on links for additional information on what makes poultry organic and best practices for making the most of your real farm-raised bird.

Local, Fresh and Organic: We’ve been getting our eggs and Thanksgiving (and sometimes Christmas) birds from Makinajian Poultry Farm in Huntington for a number of years now (They’ve been around and family-owned since 1948). We didn’t discover them by ourselves; once we joined C.S.A. – first at Sophia Garden and now at Restoration Farm – eggs and Thanksgiving turkeys were optional shares. It’s a good thing, as a drive to their farm in Huntington is kind of a hike for us to do on a regular basis – 30-40 minutes from our house. It’s a nice place to go though – farm animals in the front yard, coops out the back and a sweet country-style store…Worth a visit!

The eggs and poultry are organically raised. Importantly, it’s all fresh – the organic eggs you buy in the supermarket can be weeks old (the USDA says eggs are fresh 45 days after being laid), while these are farm to table.

If you want a turkey for Thanksgiving, you should order it now! Click the link or here’s the number: 631-368-9320. And don’t forget to bring your order number when you pick up; it’s troublesome for them to find your order when the line to pick up is out the door…

From the Makinajian Facebook Page

“We will start taking orders for Thanksgiving on Nov.1. We have turkey, turkey breast, duck, goose, capon& cornish hens all available to order. Please call for all prices.”

A Bird in the Bucket is Worth Two in the Freezer Compartment

A Bird in the Bucket is Worth Two in the Freezer Compartment– brining the bird

I usually order extra turkey necks for the gravy and often pick up one of their homemade pies (still warm!) while I’m there. They also have organic produce…pretty much anything you might have forgotten to pick up for the Big Eat. Note: I do brine the bird overnight for extra tenderness and flavor and will probably do it again this year. I’ll let you know all about it!


7 Responses to “Long Island Organic Poultry and Egg Source – Updated for 2013”

  1. deliciousdaydreams November 13, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    You’re so fortunate to have that so close by!

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy November 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

      So true! And our CSA farm is even closer….you’d never think it in this suburban part of Long Island lined with strip malls, but we have some agriculture!

      • deliciousdaydreams November 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

        Sometimes I find that agriculture and CSAs are in the most urban areas. I guess it comes down to good old-fashioned supply and demand. I sure like that sort of demand, though. I hope the trend is on the upward trajectory for sure.

  2. Mad Dog November 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Nothing in Long Island here, but I did find some organic guinea fowl eggs on Sunday ūüėČ

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy November 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      Oh! Delish!!!! What deviltry do you have planned for them?

      • Mad Dog November 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

        No idea yet – I heard they are rich and creamy. I’ve never seen them for sale before.

      • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy November 12, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

        hmmmm, wonder if they are like quails eggs?

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