This year for Thanksgiving we're buying a local turkey from Gaylord Farm in Waitsfield. It'll be smaller than the usual bird but not by much.
We're primarily looking for the ecological advantages of buying local (most of the ecosystem costs, and a surprising amount of the financial costs, associated with food are in transporting it), but we're also exploring the question of whether it'll taste a lot better, being fresh and locally grown by a small rural farm.
Of course, it'll cost a lot more. Maybe we're not quite ready to spend three times as much on all our food, but we can certainly start with spending three times as much on a meal we have only once a year.