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Where To Buy Organic Turkey

Our turkeys are free ranging, kept outdoors on grass pasture and fed wholesome, organic grains, resulting in moist, flavorful turkey without the use of synthetic inputs, flavor additives or stimulants. The use of certified-organic grain along with the time and care it takes to raise turkeys outdoors on pasture means our turkeys are more expensive to produce, but you can take comfort knowing no antibiotics, no GMO grains and no synthetic chemicals are used to produce your food. USDA organic certification ensures third-party verification of our production practices and ultimately results in better health for you, your family and all the guests around the table.

where to buy organic turkey

Elmwood Stock Farm is involved with breed-conservation efforts for Narragansett and Slate heritage-breed turkeys and is one of the few farms in the country to produce heritage breed turkeys that are USDA certified organic.

We hatch our own heritage turkey poults on the farm. They emerge from their eggs in incubator, move to the brooder barn for a few weeks, and spend the rest of their time here on pasture. The young turkeys are a joy to watch and behave surprisingly different than their chicken cousins.

Some characteristics that distinguish these rare heritage turkeys from the broad-breasted variety are slower growth, more proportionate breasts to legs and the ability to naturally breed. They are naturally smaller birds with a slimmer, longer shape (not round, like grocery-store varieties that are bred for fast growth). There is a better balance between the dark meat and white meat, and the meat has a richer flavor. The skin may also be a different color than the near-transparent white of commercial birds, as skin color is related to feather color, and heritage breeds are beautifully feathered in a variety of bronze, black, brown, gray, white and red colors.

Broad-Breasted Bronze turkeys are similar in size and shape to a supermarket-purchased turkey, but the similarities end right there! Every Elmwood Stock Farm turkey is raised outdoors in our pastured system that provides a diet enriched by grasses, fresh air, adequate exercise and sunlight. Our bronze feathered turkeys free-range on fresh green grass or clover pastures supplemented with wholesome organic, non-GMO grains, resulting in moist, flavorful turkey.

Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media, 610-876-7116Turkey type: Hormone and cage-free turkeys from Chester County Family Farm.Price per pound: $3.99 for whole turkeys, $5.49 for breast.Pre-order: Now through the 22nd. Call 610-876-7116 to place your order. Note: $20 deposit is required.Pick-up: November 26th through the morning of the 28th.

Luigi and Giovanni Catering, 3601 Chapel Road, Newtown Square, 610-353-2080Turkey type: Fully cooked turkeys from Jaindl Farms in Orefield, Pennsylvania.Price per pound: Cooked turkeys that are boneless and stuffed, $9.90 to $11.90; turkeys, with bone included, range from $6.99 to $7.99.Pre-order: Now until November 21st by calling 610-353-2080.Pick-up: Anytime within 24 hours of ordering; may change as we approach the holiday.

Whole Foods Market, multiple locations.Turkey type: Organic turkeys, bone-in and boneless breasts; kosher and fully cooked turkeys are also available.Price per pound: Whole raw turkey, $2.49 to $3.49; breasts, $5.99 to $6.99; cooked, $39.99 to $89.99 (depending on size) for the whole turkey.Pre-order: Now through the 28th.Pick-up: November 21st through 28th.

FROZEN TURKEYS If your turkey is frozen, do not thaw it at room temperature. Place your packaged turkey on a tray in the refrigerator and allow 1 full day for every 4 pounds. If time is of the essence, you can use a cold-water method. Keep the turkey in its original packaging and place it in to a large container. Completely cover with cold water. Change the water every 30 minutes to keep the turkey chilled. Anticipate at least 30 minutes per pound.

STUFFING Do not stuff turkey until you are ready to place it in the oven. Stuff the turkey loosely. Be sure all meat products in the stuffing are thoroughly cooked before placing in the turkey.

COOKING THERMOMETERS We highly recommend the use of both oven and meat thermometers. Insert the meat thermometer into the breast of the turkey, NOT TOUCHING THE BONE. A reading of 173 F indicates the turkey is done.

POP-UP TIMERS Our turkeys come equipped with a pop up timer programmed to activate when the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 178 F. The timers are accurate, however, preparation methods such as brining, basting and deep frying can affect the mechanism. If it has not activated within hour of the scheduled roasting time, remove the turkey and check for doneness using a meat thermometer.

CARVING After removing the turkey from the oven, allow it to rest for at least 20-30 minutes before carving. Not only will the meat slice much easier, but this time will permit the juices to be absorbed evenly, resulting in a tender, more tasty turkey.

Moist and wonderful flavor. No one knew that I had changed organic turkey brands, but one bite had them asking. No tummy aches with the huge Thanksgiving dinner, just a very happy table! Why a difference! What a beautiful turkey!

Keep in mind that depending on several factors, including the size of bird, oven calibration, type of cookware used, recipe variations, and method of cooking, time and temperature will vary. NOTE: Our turkeys do not have pop-up timers in them. You can purchase one at a grocery store, but we prefer to use a meat thermometer. They are more precise, and you are less likely to overcook the bird when using a thermometer.

We recommend that you estimate 1-1.25 pounds per person to determine the size of turkey you will need. (For example, an 8-10 pound turkey will yield 6-8 servings). If you would like to have leftovers, then plan on at least 1.5 pounds per person.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! Are you wondering where to buy a fresh turkey near you? Scroll down for an interactive map to find free range, antibiotic free and non GMO fresh turkeys to order and pick up this Thanksgiving.

Where can I buy a fresh turkey in Michigan? We listed several fantastic Michigan turkey farms below that sell fresh farm raised turkeys that are free range, organic, hormone free. Great Michigan turkey farms in Middleville, Livonia, Gaylord, Midland, Troy, Traverse City, South Haven and more!

How far in advance do you buy a fresh turkey? If you are purchasing from a Michigan turkey farm, you will most likely need to reserve it ahead of time and your turkey will be ready to pick up 1-2 days prior to Thanksgiving.

When should you buy a fresh turkey before Thanksgiving? Generally you will need to reserve your turkey two to three weeks prior to Thanksgiving. Michigan turkey farms set their own times for when you can pick up your turkey, generally 1 or 2 days prior to the holiday. Check each individual turkey farm's business page for details.

Otto's Turkey Farm - 7640 W State Rd, Middleville, MI 49333. You do not need to order your turkey for Thanksgiving. Stop into the store one of the three days prior to Thanksgiving to pick up your fresh turkey! They have a walk up window plus inside their store shopping. Nothing beats a farm raised Michigan turkey!

Ropertis Turkey Farm - 34700 Five Mile Rd. Livonia, Michigan. This incredible Livonia Turkey Farm has fresh dressed turkeys and Dearborn Hams-a Michigan original. Call to place your order Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m with a preferred pick up time in mind. When ordering you will be asked when you'd like to pick up your bird, so that it may be freshly dressed the day before your arrival

Bob's Meat Market - 70705 16th Ave., South Haven, MI 49090. This meat market in South Haven Michigan is a huge favorite of my family. We've enjoyed their turkeys for several years! You can get FULLY COOKED smoked turkeys, jerky, cooked and slicked boneless turkey breast and fresh turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Cook Family Farm- 4282 Hayes Tower Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735, Reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey! What makes their turkeys awesome for your Thanksgiving feast? They are absolutely delicious because they are:

Their farm fresh turkeys are fed a chemical-free, multi-grain diet consisting entirely of certified organic grains and grasses. No Antibiotics, hormones, GMOs. Beef, pork, lamb and eggs are also some of the items available at this Michigan farm!

Roeske Farms of Hartland - They sell frozen pork by the cut, seasonal veggies, eggs, fresh and frozen turkeys, and fresh and frozen chickens while supplies last. All of their animals are raised free range and hormone free.

While this oven roasted turkey is fully cooked, we recommend heating-to-taste. When using a meat thermometer heat to a USDA suggested internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

Spread exterior of turkey with a blend of your favorite herbs and spices or with a paste made of the following: 4-Tbsp Olive Oil 2-tsp salt or to taste 2-tsp garlic powder 2-tsp paprika

Looking to buy an organic turkey this Thanksgiving? Let us show you what you are getting when you buy organic. We will explain the difference between an organic bird and a regular/conventional bird. And lastly share organic turkey prices from around the country.

It would be easy to buy organic if money is not object, but for many of us that is not the case. Here are some organic whole turkey and turkey breast prices I have seen in the past in the grocery store (prices may be different at you store).

Your best option will be Whole Foods Market. In 2022, they are offering organic turkeys for $2.49/lb for those that are Amazon Prime members. That's a dollar a pound cheaper than Costco. You rarely see any special promotions on organic turkeys so that is a great deal. 041b061a72


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