An Easy Way to Buy Local for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many dinner hosts are planning ahead to make their family gatherings extra special.   The Farm at St. Joe’s has partnered with Lunasa, an online farmer’s market connecting St. Joe associates, physicians and volunteers with a unique opportunity to purchase all-local specialties this holiday season.

Selections include free-range, broad breasted and naturally fed turkeys from Bellevue-based Clear Creek Farm, harvest-fresh vegetables from Chelsea, Zingerman’s Bakehouse items and delicious breakfast and dessert baskets.

Setting up a free account is easy.  Just visit and click on “St. Joseph Shoppers – click here to join“.  You will be prompted to set up an account. Use this universal password:  sjmholiday2011.

Online Order Period, Nov. 10-12: St. Joe’s guests have three days to place their orders, starting this Thursday, Nov. 10 (note:  product descriptions will not go live until the order cycle begins).  There are limited quantities available.  St. Joe’s guests may only order from the St. Joe’s Holiday Items category.

Order Pickup, Nov. 22:  St. Joe’s guests may pick up their orders on Tuesday, November 22, from 2-4 p.m. at The Farm at St. Joe’s, 5301 McAuley Drive, Ypsilanti, MI  48197.  Call 734-712-3456 for more information.  Bring a cooler or appropriate container to transport your order home.

When the ordering period begins, you’ll have your choice of six delicious packages for St. Joe’s shoppers:


CLEAR CREEK FARM has free range, broad breasted, white naturally fed birds.  Fed with their own local, non-gmo feed and bred on their own no-spray farm (15+ years). $3.75 per pound for medium to large turkeys. 100 available. (Bellevue, MI)

TANTRE ORGANIC FARM HARVEST VEGETABLE SHARE – $40 Stock up your root cellar for the holidays!  This ¾ bushel, organic harvest combination will include some combination of the following: Carrots, Leeks, Turnips, Beets, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Winter Squash, Garlic, Brussels sprouts, kale, spinach. 40 available. (Chelsea, MI)  

ZINGERMAN’S BAKEHOUSE BREAD & DESSERT BUNDLE – $45 The folks at Zing’s have put together a scrumptious bundle we can all be thankful for. This bundle includes your choice of 12 Farm, Multigrain or Brioche Rolls, your choice of one loaf of Pecan Raisin or Cranberry Pecan Bread and your choice of one large Pecan, Cranberry Walnut or Pumpkin Pie! 100 available. (Ann Arbor, MI)

ERNST FARM & WESTWIND MILLING CO. BREAKFAST IN BED – $40 Nothing beats the smell of pancakes and bacon on a brisk autumn morning, except maybe that of biscuits and pork gravy.  Each order includes a pound of bulk pork breakfast sausage, a pound of nitrate-free bacon, one package biscuit mix, one package pancake mix (milled from certified organic Michigan grown grains), one dozen free range eggs and one pint Michigan maple syrup.  50 available. (Ann Arbor, Linden and Dexter, MI)

LUNASA SAMPLER $35 Lunasa’s finest artisan producers have put together an exciting package including a 12 oz Bobilin honey bear, a world-class Mindo 30 gram chocolate bar, a pound of Mighty Good Coffee, a 2 ounce package of Iceni loose leaf tea, a Wolfe Orchard Michigan fruit jam and a bar of NaKee Naturals soap. Perfect for holiday gifting!  50 available. (Southeast Michigan).

If you have questions with the ordering process or selections, please contact Jane Pacheco of Lunasa at 734-330-4497.


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