No self-respecting vegetarian should spend a holiday dinner gnawing on spongelike strips of Tofurky. For strict yet non-masochistic herbivores, a meatless universe populated by herb-riddled gratins, hearty casseroles, and savory pies awaits. For the rest of us, menu planning begins with a dead animal, preferably one which enjoyed a reasonably pleasant though short existence prior to slaughter. This year, pastured animal ranch Marin Sun Farms
is coming at you with plenty of options. Whether you fancy a dry-aged rib roast, a fresh ham, a leg of goat, a Muscovy duck, or a heritage turkey, now is the time to order. If you don't want to do it online
, you can visit Marin Sun Farms' butcher shop in Point Reyes Station, the S.F. Ferry Plaza on Saturdays, or the Marin Farmer's Market Sundays.