Here come the holidays. Sure, they can be stressful, but you should plan lots of fun. Start with some local food -- like a turkey from the Maple Lawn Farm on Rte 216 in Fulton.
They grow and butcher the turkeys on the farm, and you can pre-order now to pick up right before Thanksgiving. I actually haven't done this yet. I haven't cooked my own Thanksgiving since 2004. But it's a local spot, and you get a truly fresh turkey -- along with options for other products like turkey sausage, smoked turkeys, and bags of wings, necks or drumsticks.
If you're thinking about Maple Lawn, consider sausage from Boarman's in Highland. That's just a little farther out Rte 216, and they make sausage that AnnieRie will use for stuffing. You can pre-order sausage, oysters and more.