Best Of 2013

Best man to buy a turkey from: Ben Pate

Best man to buy a turkey from

Every year, day-old Bourbon Red poults (baby turkeys) and broad-breasted white poults arrive at Ben Pate’s farm in Ruskin. The word-of-mouth following for Pate’s all-natural turkeys (he doesn’t use the Internet or any kind of advertising at all) is something of a legend in local co-op circles. Pate cares deeply about his work, and you’ve likely never had a turkey that tasted better come Thanksgiving. 3611 Gulf City Road, Ruskin, 813-645-6681 or 813-546-3810.