Thanksgiving Turkeys at the Co-op

Turkeys

2019 Turkey Ordering Info

Get your fresh, local turkey from City Market, starting as low as $3.29/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.

Turkey Pre-Order Info

  • Stonewood Farm: $3.29/lb
    Antibiotic-free. Raised in large open barns.
    pre-order by Sun, Nov 17
  • Misty Knoll Farm: $3.99/lb
    Antibiotic-free. Raised in large open barns.
    pre-order by Wed, Nov 20
  • Adams Turkey Farm: $3.99/lb
    Antibiotic-free. Raised in large open barns.
    pre-order by Wed, Nov 20
  • Maple Wind Farm: $5.49/lb
    Antibiotic-free. Pasture-raised. GMO-free feed. 
    pre-order by Sun, Nov 17 or while supplies last

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 23 - Wed, Nov 27
  • Misty Knoll Farm: Tues, Nov 26 - Wed, Nov 27
  • Adams Turkey Farm: Sun, Nov 24 - Wed, Nov 27
  • Maple Wind Farm: Sun, Nov 24 - Wed, Nov 27

When you pre-order your turkey from City Market, you'll receive a coupon for $2 off your turkey and $1 off Housemade Brine Mix when you pick up your turkey in-store. 

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 during turkey pick-up time:

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.

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