This post has been updated for 2016. Click here for Fresh Turkeys in Bucks – 2016.
Tired of those nasty frozen supermarket turkeys? Here’s a list of local farms, markets and caterers that can get a fresh turkey on your table this Thanksgiving. Many also offer sides and other full meal options.
How much turkey should you order? A good rule of thumb is 1 pound per person (remember there are bones and such which add to the overall weight of the bird). This will give you some leftovers. If you want a lot of leftovers then plan on 1 ½ pounds per person.
This is an alphabetical list of markets, farms and producers where you can get the birds, along with key information. I apologize if I have omitted a good source. Be sure to let me know, and I’ll add them to the list. Also, keep Christmas in mind too, since most of these suppliers also have turkeys for the December holidays.
For where you can get fresh turkeys…
812 N. Easton Rd Doylestown, PA 18901 – 215.489.8889
85 N. York Rd Warminster, PA 18974 – 215.672.5439
Fresh, antibiotic free, local farm-raised turkeys by Loag’s Corner Turkey Farm. Turkeys over 32 lbs had to be ordered in advance, but there are still plenty of sizes to choose from. Range from 10-30 lbs in 2 lb increments. They also have harvest sides like butternut squash soup to add to your turkey order.
Bolton’s Farm Market (Silverdale)
Store hours: Mon – Fri 9:30-6, Sat 9:30-5
Thanksgiving Week: Mon 9-6, Tues 8-7 (try to stay away from 10 to 2), Weds 7-5 (ditto), closed Thanksgiving Day
Turkeys are fresh, all natural, raised on Bolton’s farm, no hormones or antibiotics, fed no animal by-products, and raised in large pens. The smallest birds are 10-12 lbs, the largest are approximately 38-40 lbs. Price: $3.39/lb. Call or stop by the store by November 12 — do not leave a message; wait to speak to someone. Pick-up is at the store the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Cash or personal checks only. YOUR TURKEY MUST BE ORDERED AHEAD and will be waiting for you!
Doylestown Food Market (Doylestown)
29 West State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Doylestown Food Market might have a few birds left from Koch’s Farm in Tamaqua, which are free range, antibiotic and hormone free. They are 3.99/lb and sizes range from 14-18 lbs or 18-22 lbs. Give them a call to see what’s left!
Ely’s Farm Products (Newtown/Upper Makefield)
401 Woodhill Rd., Newtown, PA 18940
Store Hours: Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-2
Thanksgiving Week: Wednesday
Fresh, all natural Pennsylvania turkeys. Can call or stop in at the store to order and get pricing. Pick up is on Wednesday, November 25 from 9 am – 5 pm. Can order up until Thanksgiving week but could run out of the size you want, so order as early as possible. Also have available: sausage (for stuffing), cranberry sauce, specialty bologna, and award-winning artisanal cheeses (made on the farm!).
Fairview Farm (Pineville)
831 Pineville Road
Pineville, PA 18946
Turkeys are fresh, from a family farm near Lancaster (they’ve gotten them there for about 20 years), raised in large barns, commercial feed, no antibiotics, no animal by-products in feed. The smaller birds are 10-12 lbs, the largest are 30 lbs. Price: $2.85/ lb. Call or stop in to the market to order by November 20, earlier if you want a 25 lb. or larger bird. Pick up at the market on the Tuesday (9:30 am – 6 pm) or Wednesday (9:30 am – 3 pm) before the holiday.
Haring Brothers (Doylestown/Danboro)
5484 Haring Rd
Doylestown, PA 18902
Certified humane-raised, hormone and steroid free turkeys from Sensenig Turkey Farm in Lancaster County. Birds are available from 10 lbs. up to 32 lbs. Call for pricing and to order, or stop by the store to order. Ordering two weeks in advance is strongly recommended, so try and place your order by November 12. After that date, still give them a call—they may still be able to accommodate your order. Pick up at the store the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving (also available the weekend before).
Heller’s Seafood (Warrington)
1380 Easton Road
Warrington Pa, 18976
Yes. Heller’s Seafood. Who’d thunk it? Turns out they’ve been selling fresh, free range turkeys from a Lancaster farm for 25 years. Birds will be 10-12 lbs. up to 24 lbs. at $3.99/lb. Please place orders in advance by November 23. Also, don’t miss their oyster stuffing for $9/lb.
Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods (New Hope)
409 West Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938
In addition to making wonderful Thanksgiving “take away” dinners, you can also get a fresh turkey from Jamie Hollander. They get their turkeys from the third-generation Koch’s Farm in Tamaqua, PA. They are not only all-natural (vegetarian-fed, no hormones or antibiotics) but also Certified Humane®, which means the farm must meet rigorous standards for the humane treatment of their animals. Turkeys are $5.50/lb. and come already brined (!). Whole turkeys come in small, medium and large. Small (12-16 lbs.) serves 6-10 people, medium (16-20 lbs.) serves 10-14, and large (20+lbs) serves 14+. Orders are due by 7pm on Friday, November 20 for pick-up by Wednesday November 25.
Kimberton Whole Foods (Ottsville)
239 Durham Road
Ottsville, PA 18942
Whole Turkeys from Koch’s Turkey Farm in Tamaqua and Bell & Evans Turkey Farm in Fredericksburg are available in a few different varieties and from 8 to 30 lbs (never sure until they come in). Koch’s Organic Turkey is priced at $4.99/lb, and their Natural Turkey is priced at $3.29/lb. Bell & Evans Organic Turkey is $4.99/lb. They also have organic or natural turkey breasts, and their commissary will be making Thanksgiving sides that can be purchased. Pre-order your turkey because they have a limited number of birds.
Maximuck’s Farm Market (Doylestown)
5793 Long Lane Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
Store Hours: Tue-Sat 10 am – 5 pm. Sun 10 am – 4 pm.
Fresh turkeys from a Lancaster family farm located near Leola. Antibiotic-free. Turkeys are available from around 12 to 30 pounds. Price: $3.15/lb. for turkeys, $4.15/lb. for just breast. Taking orders until November 20. Turkeys will be available for pickup the Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Naturally Holben Valley Family Farm (Wrightstown Farmers Market) is now taking orders for fresh Thanksgiving turkeys. Pastured, non-GMO corn diet, approximate weight range is 12-25 lbs. Priced at $3.95 per pound. Delivery on Tuesday, November 24 at the Wrightstown Farmers Market parking lot. Stop at the stand on Saturday, or contact them at naturallyholbenvalleyfarm@
Necessity Farms & Dairy (Telford)
202 Green Hill Road
Telford, Pa 18969
Free-range, no antibiotics, no hormones, no animal by products, 100% non-GMO, “all natural” Pennsylvania turkeys ranging in size from 10-12 lbs to 30 lbs for $4.60/lb. Please place orders by November 16 by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
None Such Farm Market (Buckingham)
Rt. 263 (York Road), ¼ mile south of Rt. 413
4458 York Road, Buckingham, PA 18912
“All natural,” hormone and antibiotic-free turkeys from Sensenig Turkey Farm in Lititz, PA. Whole turkeys available from 10 lbs. to 24 lbs. Price: $3.79/lb. Bone-in turkey breast also available for 4-6 lbs. all the way up to 14-16 lbs. at $4.79/lb. Boneless turkey breast, rolled and tied, at 4-5 lbs. each are available at $6.89/lb. Call the Meat Shop & Deli at the market at 215.794.5201, ext. 1 . Pick up at the store the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Purely Farm’s Pasture-Raised Meats (Pipersville)
55 B Municipal Road
Pipersville, PA 18947
Joanna and Marc Michini raise pastured, all natural turkeys (in addition to pork and chicken). Weights will average between 16 and 29 pounds, although they cannot guarantee an exact weight. To reserve a bird please mail a non-refundable deposit of $40 payable to Purely Farm, or drop the deposit off at the farm on Municipal Road. There is a designated drop box beside the mailbox at the farm. Your bird will be officially reserved at the time they receive your deposit, so if responding by email please mail your check as soon as possible. Purely Turkey will be sold at $5.50/lb. Pick-up will be Tuesday, November 24 from 1 to 8 pm at 55 Municipal Road in Pipersville. Feel free to contact us with any questions at 215.317.0889.
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA 19067
Fresh, all-natural turkeys from Griggstown Farm. It’s short notice but orders must be received by tomorrow, November 11. They have turkeys from 14-17 lbs, 18-22 lbs, and 23-28 lbs at $4.19/lb. You can also order ham for $3.49/lb and wine pairings for your dinner. Pick up is the 23, 24, and 25th before 7 pm. Find the full order list here.
Snipes Farm & Education Center (Morrisville)
890 W Bridge Street
Morrisville, PA 19067
215.295.1139 x 102
Snipes, the third farm to raise turkeys in Bucks County, is selling their own turkeys raised on the farm. The turkeys “roam free, able to eat bugs and pasture grasses as they please” and have been given a feed that is free from genetically modified organisms, pesticides, medications and soy. The size of the turkeys will vary from 16 – 30 lbs. and will be first come-first serve so if there is a specific size you need be sure to come early. Price is $5.20/lb. The turkeys will be distributed FRESH on Tuesday, November 24 from 2 – 6pm. Snipes asks for a $50 deposit to reserve the turkey. Questions? Contact Victoria at 215.295.1138.
Here’s a fun Thanksgiving Turkey poem from Marc Michini of Purely Farm’s Pasture-Raised Meats.
Leaves-a-change, winds-a-blow, temperature slipping low.
Turkey time, is here at last, let friends and family know.
Though plenty pasture as we speak, we’re sure they’ll fly away.
First-come, first-serve is how we plan for Purely Turkey Day.
Prepare to feast, prepare for joy, Thanksgiving Day is near.
No need to worry, deposit in, relax, you’re in the clear.
Once received, your forty bucks, reserves one bird for you.
If specific size required some things you’ll want to do.
Don’t be late on the pick-up date, be towards the front of the line.
Either way, we’ll do our best to have you feeling fine.
Small birds are cute, big birds are fun, we long for what’s in store.
Sustainable and pasture-raised, who could ask for anything more?
Processed here, right on the farm, fresh turkey love for you.
Organically fed, this bird will rock, your whole entire crew.
Cook by temp, not by time, and all will be amazed.
Glossy eyed, bellies full, Purely Turkey Crazed!