Turkeys are brought to the Co-op fresh, never frozen. This means that the turkeys never reach a temperature below zero degrees, but are chilled during transport to ensure food safety. Fresh turkeys tend to cook more evenly than frozen birds, plus you skip the time consuming step of thawing.
Turkeys will begin arriving on November 15. You do not have to pre-order your turkey, we will be stocking turkeys of all sizes right through Thanksgiving. All of our birds will still be fresh right through Thanksgiving weekend- if you need a specific size bird, we recommend getting your turkey sooner than later.
All of the Co-op’s turkeys are barn-raised, vegetarian-fed, never frozen, hormone, antibiotic, and preservative free!
The Co-op carries four varieties of turkeys from three great providers:
Wendel’s- Arriving November 19
You cannot get more local than just 40 miles from the Co-op! Wendel’s has been raising turkeys since 1945 on their generational family farm. All of their birds are vegetarian fed and raised on the barn floor. The barns have plenty of access to water and are well ventilated. Barn raising the birds protects them from weather and the potential for avian illnesses that can be contracted from birds flying overhead. Wendel’s turkeys are processed using fresh water with no preservatives or self-basting oils added.
Wendel’s Turkey: $2.99/lb
Plainville Farms- Arriving November 15
Farming healthy, happy turkeys for more than 200 years, Plainville Farms is a network of 60 family owned farms throughout the northeast. All the birds are raised naturally on vegetarian diets, with plenty of access to fresh water, ample space to roam, and protection from the weather. Plainville’s organic turkeys are raised on a Non-GMO diet and are free-range. Plainville’s birds are generally sold within 300 miles of where they are raised. The largest of Plainville’s turkey farms in located near Syracuse, NY in Baldwinsville. Plainville’s turkeys are all gluten-free!
Plainville Turkeys: $1.99/lb Plainville Turkey Organic: $3.79/lb
Mary’s Heritage Turkey- Arriving November 15
New for 2018! Coming from California, Mary’s Heritage Turkeys are premiere heritage bred birds. They forage on fields, consuming an all Non-GMO, vegetarian diet. Achieving a Step 5 Animal Welfare Grading, Mary’s turkeys have never been physically altered. These birds are leaner, with a more game-y taste. They have a greater amount of dark meat than your standard Thanksgiving turkey too!
Mary’s Heritage Turkey: $6.99/lb