Beautiful Briny Sea offers Atlanta-made options for spicing up and seasoning your holiday meal.
Photo: Beautiful Briny Sea
Photo: Beautiful Briny Sea

Where to buy Atlanta-made products for your Thanksgiving dinner table

Make your Thanksgiving a locally sourced occasion by purchasing proteins, vegetables, wines, cheeses and hostess gifts from Georgia-based purveyors. Here's a buying guide for all the holiday essentials.

Where to buy the turkey

Heritage Farm in Bowdon is taking orders online for its pasture-raised turkeys, available fresh for Thanksgiving or frozen for Christmas. Birds are priced at $7.90 per pound, with the average turkey weighing about 15 pounds. A $50 deposit is required to reserve your bird with the balance billed upon delivery.

Bluffton-based White Oak Pastures also is welcoming online turkey orders. The south Georgia farm's 8- to 12-pound turkeys are on sale for $75 and can be ordered at the online store. Turkeys will ship directly to customers Nov. 16.

If you'd rather buy your turkey in person, a number of Whole Foods Market and The Fresh Market locations offer locally sourced meats throughout the year.

Where to buy fruits and vegetables

Stop by your local farmers market for locally harvested fruits and vegetables for your Thanksgiving table. While you're there, be sure to sample locally made jams, jellies and butters. Must-try items include butters from Banner Butter and pimento cheese from Marietta's Freckled & Blue.

Where to buy extras

Preserving Place at Westside Provisions District offers many of its in-store offerings online. Selections include jams, pickled peaches, catsup and sweet onion confit.

For hosts who want to kick up their meal a notch, Beautiful Briny Sea's Atlanta-made gourmet salts are sold in stores across the area and online on Etsy.

Georgia Crafted offers locally made products to complete your holiday table without having to trek to multiple stores across the state. Thanksgiving's hot sellers include Katherine's Butters (apple butter and peach butter), Wisham Jellies (cranberry pepper jelly), and JudiCakes (cranberry ginger spice cake and pumpkin toffee cake).

Don't forget the cheese! Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville makes cheese buying easy with its online shop.

Where to buy wine

Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect excuse to head to a local wine-tasting venue ahead of time. Eateries such as Novo Cucina and Vino Venue allow guests to sample numerous wines when they stop in.

North Georgia's wineries are well represented at wine stores across the metro area. Head to a locally owned shop such as 3 Parks, Savor Wine Boutique and Savi Provisions to support the local economy.

Where to buy the hostess gift

Choosing the right bottle of wine to pair with the meal when you don't know what is on the menu can be tricky. Instead, purchase a sentimental gift that's appropriate for the holiday season and beyond. To continue the local theme, consider a Georgia-shaped cheese board, an Atlanta neighborhood printed tea towel, a set of printed wine glasses or slate coasters featuring plays from UGA's football history.

For more ideas about gifts, decorating, where to eat and what to do, check out our complete Atlanta Holiday Guide.

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