Franny Lin finishes feeding the turkeys Thursday at Willow Pond Farm in Sabattus. Lin’s summer apprenticeship at the farm is coming to an end and she will head back to Arlington, Massachusetts, just before Thanksgiving. Farm owner Jill Agnew says her farm shareholders are asking for smaller turkeys this year because people are choosing to have small gatherings because of COVID-19. Agnew says she has received many telephone calls asking for 12-pound turkeys. “You can’t get that here,” Agnew tells them. During a typical year, Agnew says she receives requests for birds up to 30 pounds. Not this year. Agnew says the 44 turkeys she has raised for Thanksgiving will average 21 pounds. “No one wants big birds this year because they can’t have large gatherings with friends and family,” Agnew says. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

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