Local Turkey Now and Local Produce Still at Angelo Caputo’s

November 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I cannot resist assessing the locavore goods when ever and where ever I shop.  You never know what you’ll find, and often, usually, you will find something local.  A few weeks ago, I was especially pleased with all of the local produce still at Angelo Caputo’s in Elmwood Park, and when I did some shopping today, I’m even more pleased.  I found plenty of local produce.  Better, really better, I found that Caputo’s is now roasting their in-house deli turkey breasts with product from Michigan Turkey turkeys. 

We find it hard to maintain our food ideals when it comes to having lunch meats.  We rarely have our own ham or turkey roasted away for such use.  We learned about the “Golden Legacy” turkey products a few years ago at a Family Farmed Expo, and we realized there was a better alternative.  Unfortunately, the Golden Legacy products had limited representation in the Chicago area.  Worse, from the consumer’s perspective, it cost a lot more than Sara Lee.  Now, Caputo’s is bringing it to the masses, with a much more attractive price-point.  On sale on November 9, 2010 at $3.99/lb.  Get some now!

After you go to Caputo’s for your local turkey, you can fill your cart with a wide range of local produce:

  • Large white cabbage
  • Melrose peppers
  • Red sweet peppers
  • Swiss chard
  • Winter squash
  • Parsley
  • Radishes
  • Apples – Fuji, McIntosh, Red Delicious, and Cortland varieties

Let us know the local items you find where you shop.