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Have an Eco-Thanking Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just days away, plenty of families are planning for that big feast

This time of year, the golden gate meat company is one popular place as customers flock here to buy specialty turkeys.

"We do the heritage. We do the heirloom.  We do the organic and we do the natural free range.  All of them are great," said Golden Gate Meat Companies Dean Offenbach.

But they're also expensive costing as much as 70 bucks for a small heritage turkey.

"They're not cheap, but it's well worth it both in the terms of taste and actual meal, and also just in terms of the animal, thinking about the way it was raised," said sustainlane.com's Reenita Malhotra.

Malhotra is a lifestyle editor at sustainlane.com, a web guide to sustainable living. 

She understands not everyone can afford a green turkey. 

But she does recommend buying organic produce.

"There's an entire list of fruits and vegetables listed in the organic world classified as the dirty dozen," said Malhotra. "That list includes things like potatoes, apples, celery, spinach."

But when it comes to your thanksgiving wine, the labels can be confusing. 

So it's a good idea to make friends with your local wine store.

"So you can farm organically and label the wine organic if you're certified or you can farm organically and not have certification and then you can't say it anywhere," wine Merchant Peter Granoff.

If you do splurge on an organic Thanksgiving feast you can cut costs on your table decorations just by simply walking outside.

"You can come up with twigs, green, acorns," said Malhotra.

A way to bring nature back to the Thanksgiving table.
 
Here are a couple of other ideas to green your thanksgiving. 

Carpool to dinner and compost your food garbage instead of tossing it in the trash.

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