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Consider a Locally Sourced Thanksgiving Celebration

  • 27 October 2016
  • Author: Visit Poconos
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Consider a Locally Sourced Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to express gratitude for the abundance of locally grown foods available in and around Northeastern Pennsylvania and Sullivan County, NY.

“We’re so fortunate to have a variety of fresh produce and meats from regional family farms and cooperatives,” says Sky Ballentine of The Lackawaxen Farm Company, a food hub based in Wayne County, PA.

Local farm markets, many of which run during November, are one option for sourcing vegetables, baked goods and turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner. There are well-established markets in Honesdale and Scranton, PA; and Callicoon and Barryville, NY. Some of these markets move indoors during the late fall and winter.

Food hubs, which aggregate and distribute locally sourced fresh produce and goods from regional family farms, are also a convenient option for holiday shoppers. Food hub subscribers pick up the makings of their Thanksgiving feast at one convenient location of their choosing in either PA or NY.

The Lackawaxen Farm Company’s food hub is sourcing its Thanksgiving offerings from seven regional farms and cooperatives. Fresh vegetables will come from The Anthill Farm and Salem Mountain Farm, in Waymart; Willow Wisp Organic Farm, in Damascus; Nonnenmacher Acres, in Beach Lake; and Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative. Organic-fed, pasture-raised turkeys will come from Back Acres Farm, in Rome, PA; and Quails R Us, in Honesdale will provide a pasture-raised option.

“Food hubs offer more options for shoppers, and an easy way to give thanks to the regional small farms that continue the area’s agricultural tradition,” says Ashley Martin, General Manager of Lackawaxen Farm Company.

For more information, visit or call 570-253-1308.

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