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 updated for 2016.
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 for $3.49/lb. Pre-order by November 15. Turkeys over 32 lbs have to be ordered by November 1, 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. For more information, click here.
Bolton’s Farm Market (Silverdale)
Store hours: Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 6 pm, Sat 9:30 am – 5 pm
Thanksgiving Week: Mon 9 am – 6 pm, Tues 8 am – 7 pm (try to stay away from 10 am to 2 pm), Weds 7 am – 5 pm (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: $3.55/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 is offering turkeys from Koch’s Farm in Tamaqua, which are free-range, antibiotic and hormone free. This year they will have two breeds: the more common Wright Breasted Breed for $3.19/lb and the Bronze Heritage Breed for $3.99/lb. Sizes range from 14-18 lbs or 18-22 lbs. Pre-order by November 5 by calling or stopping by the store.
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, $3.29/lb. Can call or stop in at the store to order. Pick up is on Wednesday, November 23 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: hams, 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 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 15 if you want to be sure to get the size you want, 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. at $3.25/lb. To order, call or stop by the store. Ordering two weeks in advance is strongly recommended, so try and place your order by November 10. 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 36 lbs. Call for pricing. Please place orders in advance by November 18. Also, don’t miss their oyster stuffing for $9/lb.
Hershberger Heritage Farm (Sellersville)
1614 Ridge Road
This farm is doing turkeys this year. Hershberger Heritage Farm will have fresh turkey for pickup, certified organic and $7 per pound. Also, the farm is accepting signups for its winter CSA. It’s called “Free Range CSA,” since members can put an amount down on a gift card and every time they use it, they will receive a discount. More details on the CSA and their turkeys can be found here.
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 raw turkey from Jamie Hollander. They get their turkeys from the third-generation Koch’s Farm in Tamaqua, PA. They are all-natural (vegetarian-fed, no hormones or antibiotics) and Certified Humane®, which means the farm meets rigorous standards for the humane treatment of their animals. Turkeys are $7.79/lb. and come already brined (!) by Jamie Hollander. Whole turkeys come in small, medium and large. Small serves 6-10 people, medium serves 10-14, and large serves 14+. Orders are due by 7 pm on Friday, November 18 for pick-up on Wednesday November 23.
Kimberton Whole Foods (Ottsville)
239 Durham Road
Ottsville, PA 18942
Whole natural and organic turkeys from Koch’s Turkey Farm in Tamaqua and Bell & Evans Turkey Farm in Fredericksburg are available in sizes ranging from 8 to 30 lbs. Koch’s organic turkeys are priced at $4.99/lb, and their natural turkeys are priced at $3.29/lb. Bell & Evans organic turkeys cost $4.99/lb.
Kimberton Whole Foods also offers organic and natural turkey breasts, as well as a full menu of side items that are made from scratch using organic produce and dairy, local eggs and non-GMO ingredients. Because they order a limited number of turkeys, when they’re gone they’re gone—so be sure to pre-order yours ASAP! This year you can source your entire Thanksgiving meal from Kimberton Whole Foods, with the addition of locally made natural pumpkin, pecan and apple crumb pies.
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: $3.29/lb. for turkeys, $4.19/lb. for just breast. Taking orders until November 18. 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 and barley diet, approximate weight range is 16-25 lbs. Priced at $3.95 per pound. Delivery on Tuesday, November 22 from 1 – 3 pm at the Wrightstown Farmers Market parking lot (Wrightstown Municipal Building). Pre-order yours at our stand at the Wrightstown Farmers Market or email: Naturallyholbenvalleyfarm@hotmail.com.
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 $4.70/lb. They will also have boneless breast roasts, boneless white dark roasts, and bone in breasts. Email Carol for pricing. Please place orders by November 11 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: $3.69/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 (Bedminster)
1408 Mink Road
Ottsville, PA 18942
Joanna and Marc Michini raise pastured, all natural turkeys (in addition to delicious pork) on their farm in Ottsville. This year they will take deposits if you wish to reserve a specific weight range, on a first-come, first-serve basis. For turkey weights between 18 and 30 lbs., they guarantee you a turkey that weighs within 3 pounds above or below the weight you choose. Certain weight ranges tend to sell out quicker than others, so please get your deposits in ASAP if a specific size is important. They will have turkeys under 18 lbs as well as over 30 lbs on pick-up day, but won’t take reservations for those weights.
A $40 non-refundable deposit payable to Purely Farm is required upon ordering. The turkeys are $5.50/lb. Purely Farm is also offering retail cuts of turkey from boneless skin-on breasts, thighs, drumsticks, turkey tenderloins, turkey London broils to ground turkey. Five pick-up locations available: Easton Farmers Market on 11/19 from 9 am to 1 pm; Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market on 11/20 from 9 am to 1 pm; Wrightstown Farmers’ Market on 11/22 from 11 am to 3 pm; at Purely Farm on 11/22 from 11 am to 3 pm; and at the Fairmount Farmers’ Market on 11/23 from 10 am to 4 pm. 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. Orders must be received by November 9. 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 21, 22, and 23 before 7 pm.
A little turkey humor from Joanna & Marc Michini of Purely Farm’s Naturally Pasture-Raised Meats in Ottsville.
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