Thanksgiving at the Co-op

Pre-ordering has begun for Thanksgiving turkeys. Click here to place your order.

The Thanksgiving season is upon us, and we have what you need from local turkeys and organic produce, to a wide selection of quality wine and beer for your holiday table. Check out the lists and links below for more information about pre-ordering a local turkey, holiday serving tips, and some of our favorite recipes.

Not interested in cooking? Our hot bar and deli will be offering turkey breast and classic sides during the week leading up to Thanksgiving, and our Bakery Department will be chock full of great desserts from local bakers.

We will also have a variety of organic and conventional turkeys available without a pre-order while supplies last.

Meat & Seafood Department Hours

For your convenience, our Meat & Seafood counter has extended its hours for the holiday:

Downtown Pick-Up Hours:

  • Sun, Nov 24: 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 25 -Wed, Nov 27: 7:00am - 10:00pm

South End Pick-Up Hours:

  • Sun, Nov 24: 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 24 - Wed, Nov 27: 7:00am - 9:00pm 

City Market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.
 

How Do I Cook This Thing?

Need some cooking tips? Check out our guide!

turkey cooking guide

Tips for a Holiday to Remember

Thanksgiving gatherings don't need to be elaborate or stressful. Whether you're serving a couple or a crowd, we can help you with planning and ingredients, or ready-to-eat holiday meals, pies, and sides. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Great Beginnings:

  • Set out a tray or two of snacks before the main meal; it's a great way to welcome guests
  • Fresh dates served with a spiced, roasted nut mix
  • Artisanal cheese tray of local cheeses, with crackers and crostini
  • Crispy raw vegetables and a selection of dips, like soft chevre blended with herbs, hummus with a swirl of fresh or prepared pesto, or garlicky aioli
  • Meat or veggie paté, sausage bites, cooked shrimp, and smoked fish with spicy mustard sauce and baguette slices

Delicious Desserts:

An alternative (or addition) to the traditional pie makes for a memorable ending.

  • Homemade brownies topped with mint or vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce
  • A selection of chocolate truffles served with freshly baked cookies
  • Warm brie glazed with apricot preserves and sprinkled with toasted pecans or walnuts

 

How Much Food Will You Need?

These are some general guidelines that will help you plan the correct amount of food to make or purchase:

  per person groups of ten
Entrées 1/2 to 3/4 pound 5-7 pounds
Potatoes 1/3 to 1/2 pound 4 pounds
Vegetables 1/4 to 1/3 pound 2 1/2 pounds
Stuffing 1/3 to 1/2 pound 4 pounds
Gravies and Sauces 1/4 cup 2-3 cups
Turkey (whole) 1 to 1 1/2 pounds 10-15 pounds
Cranberry Relish 2 ounces or 1/8 cup 1 1/2 pounds or 2 cups
Snacks/Appetizers 2-4 ounces 2-3 pounds
Pie 1 slice 2 9-inch pies
Ice Cream 1/2 cup 1/2 gallon
Cookies/Bars 2 each 20 total

Recipe Ideas

Need some inspiration for Thanksgiving?  Check out some of our favorite recipes below.

Appetizers

Maple Chipotle Spiced Nuts, Roasted Jerk Chickpeas, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Smoked Salmon Pâté, Vegetarian Pâté

Sides

Whole Wheat Biscuits, Ginger Cranberry Sauce, Cranberry Pecan Rice Pilaf, Cranberry Pecan Skillet Stuffing, Squash, Bacon, and Apple Hash, Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Maple Glazed Carrots, Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Cranberries and Goat Cheese

Desserts

World's Best Apple Pie, Maple Walnut Pie, Maple Pie, Classic Custard Pie, Challah Bread Pudding with Dried Cherries, Maple, and Almonds, Sweet Potato Pie, Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pound Cake, Pumpkin Chocolate Tart, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread