Thanksgiving Turkeys at the Co-op

Turkeys

Get your fresh, local turkey from City Market, starting as low as $2.99/lb! We carry a variety of options from Stonewood Farm in Orwell, Misty Knoll Farm in New Haven, Adams Turkey Farm in Westford, and Maple Wind Farm in Huntington. Learn more about our turkey farms.

When Can I Pick-Up My Pre-Ordered Turkey?

If you would like to pick-up your turkey prior to the dates listed, please call 861-9705 (Downtown) or 540-6425 (South End).

  • Stonewood Farm: Sat, Nov 17 - Wed, Nov 21
  • Misty Knoll Farm: Tues, Nov 20 - Wed, Nov 21
  • Adams Turkey Farm: Sun, Nov 18 - Wed, Nov 21
  • Maple Wind Farm: Sun, Nov 18 - Wed, Nov 21

When you pick up your turkey, you'll receive a coupon for $2 off your turkey!

Please note:

We will do our best to get the size that you specify, but please keep in mind that weights can vary from animal to animal.

While our local birds are considered "fresh", we occasionally receive some that are partially frozen. Please plan ahead with enough time to thaw your turkey.

Meat & Seafood Department Hours

For your convenience, our Meat & Seafood counters have extended hours the week before Thanksgiving.

Downtown Pick-Up Hours:

  • Sat-Sun: 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Mon-Wed: 7:00am - 10:00pm

South End Pick-Up Hours:

  • Sat-Sun: 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Mon-Wed: 8:00am - 9:00pm << Please note updated start time

Our stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Thawing a Frozen Bird

To thaw in cold water: make sure the turkey is packaged in a leak proof bag to prevent bacteria from being introduced from the surrounding environment and so the turkey does not absorb any water. Thaw breast side down. Cover with enough cold water to cover your turkey completely. Change the cold water every 30 minutes and if turkey cannot be completely covered, rotate every 30 minutes to keep the turkey chilled. Approximately 30 minutes per pound of turkey is required to thaw. After thawing, cook immediately.

To thaw in the refrigerator: keep the turkey wrapped and place it in a pan. Let it stand in the refrigerator 24 hours for every 4 pounds of turkey. The giblets and the neck may be removed from the bird near the end of the thawing period. If interested in using the giblets and neck for gravy, refrigerate until you are ready to use.

Questions? Email us or call 861-9705 (Downtown) or 540-6425 (South End)

 

Thanksgiving Resources

Turkey Farm Guide Turkey Cooking Tips Thanksgiving Meal Tips

 

Turkey Pre-Order Info

  • Stonewood Farm: $2.99/lb
    fresh, antibiotic-free
    pre-order by Sun, Nov 11
  • Misty Knoll Farm: $3.69/lb
    fresh, antibiotic-free
    pre-order by Wed, Nov 14
  • Adams Turkey Farm: $3.69/lb
    fresh, antibiotic-free
    pre-order by Wed, Nov 14
  • Maple Wind Farm: $4.99/lb
    fresh, pasture-raised, antibiotic-free, GMO-free feed
    while supplies last