SF restaurants and markets brace for Thanksgiving turkey shortage
Turkey lovers might be in for a Thanksgiving shock. With bird flu killing at least 3.6% of the nation’s turkeys this year — coupled with supply shortages and drought in the farming industry, according to the New York Times — it will be harder and more expensive than ever to get your hands on one.
But it’s not just the Thanksgiving bird that’s in danger, it’s also your lunchtime turkey sandwich. Delicatessens and butchers in San Francisco are already feeling the effects of the shortage.