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Chris Grant brings a group of turkeys out to feed Wednesday at the Grant Family Farm in Essex. Grant, who operates the business with his mother, Michelle, grows vegetables and raises poultry and eggs for sale at area farmers markets. The turkeys are sold to customers around the holiday season. The farm recently sent about 75 turkeys to a USDA-inspected plant in Maine to be prepared for Thanksgiving tables. It has 25 to 30 more turkeys available for the Christmas season. For more information, or to order a Christmas turkey, go to http://www.grantfamilyfarmessex.com.