Thanksgiving Turkeys at the Co-op


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.

Attention Misty Knoll Customers:

Smaller birds (20lbs and under) from Misty Knoll Farm have come to us completely frozen. We recommend picking up your turkey as early as possible to allow time to thaw before the holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience. For turkey thawing tips, see below.

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 5 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.

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.

  • Stonewood Farm: Sun, Nov 19 - Wed, Nov 22
  • Misty Knoll Farm: Tues, Nov 21 - Wed, Nov 22
  • Adams Turkey Farm: Sun, Nov 19 - Wed, Nov 22
  • Maple Wind Farm: Mon, Nov 20 - Wed, Nov 22

Meat & Seafood Department Hours

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

Downtown Pick-Up Hours:

Sunday, November 19: 8:00am to 9:00pm
Monday, November 20 - Wednesday, November 22: 7:00am to 10:00pm

South End Pick-Up Hours:

Sunday, November 19: 8:00am to 9:00pm
Monday, November 20 - Wednesday, November 22: 7:00am to 9:00pm

City Market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

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.


For questions, please call the Meat & Seafood department: 861-9705.

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

NEW! Choose Your Pick-Up Location

When ordering, select whether you'd like to pick-up your turkey at our Downtown store or the South End store (opening Thursday, November 16). Your turkey will only be available at the location you specify unless you notify us prior to pick-up.

Turkey Pre-Order Info

  • Stonewood Farm: $2.99/lb
    fresh, antibiotic-free
    pre-order by Sun, Nov 12 Deadline extended to Wed, Nov 15!
  • Misty Knoll Farm: $3.19/lb
    fresh, antibiotic-free
    pre-order by Wed, Nov 15
  • Adams Turkey Farm: $3.69/lb
    fresh, antibiotic-free
    pre-order by Tues, Nov 14
  • Maple Wind Farm: $4.99/lb
    fresh, pasture-raised, antibiotic-free, GMO-free feed, air-chilled*
    pre-order by Sun, Nov 12 or while supplies last

turkey pre-ordering has ended

*What is air-chilled?

To cool poultry to the correct temperature after slaughter, most farms immerse the birds in cold water. This can cause the meat to absorb extra water and also creates greater risk of cross-contamination between birds. The air-chilling method uses several chambers of cold air instead. Without the added moisture, air-chilled birds have better, less diluted flavor.

Thanksgiving Resources

Turkey Farm Guide Turkey Cooking Tips Thanksgiving Meal Tips