This post has been updated for 2016. Click here for Fresh Turkeys in Bucks – 2016.
Halloween is over. You know what time it is now. Thanksgiving time! I’m already getting lots of hits (reads) of my posts from last year on where to get a local turkey (or where to go out to eat on Thanksgiving). Here’s an update for 2010 on where you can get fresh, natural turkeys in Bucks County. Not all are raised here (some come from Lancaster County), but they are all fresh and can be picked up just before Thanksgiving. And don’t dilly-dally. Some of these producers/vendors may already be sold out!
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 (and ducks) for the December holidays.
Birchwood Farms (Newtown/Upper Makefield)
428 Brownsburg Rd.
Newtown, PA 18940
Store Hours: M-F 10-6 Sat 9-4
Narragansett “heritage” turkeys, organically-raised (but not certified), antibiotic-free, and pastured on a small Pennsylvania farm. The birds will weigh between 8-18 lbs. Price will be under $6/ lb. A $25 deposit per bird must accompany the order. The turkeys will be available for pick-up starting November 19. Quantities are limited. You may place orders over the phone with a credit card deposit or in person at the store. When ordering, customers may request smaller or larger birds. Exact weights will not be known until harvest.
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 T’giving 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 38-40 lbs. Price: $2.59/lb. Call or stop by the store to order, at least 2 weeks before Thanksgiving – 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. Here are some tips from their website: Historically, our small parking lot can get so full between 10am and 2pm that it is sometimes almost impossible to get in. Well before or well after these times are best. Want to get in and out? Come between 8:00am – 9:30am or the last hour we are open, especially Tuesday. YOUR TURKEY MUST BE ORDERED AHEAD and will be waiting for you!
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, weighing between 12-14 lbs. at the smallest, 30 lbs. at the largest, $2.59/lb. Can call or stop in at the store to order, for pick up on the day before Thanksgiving. 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 and 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. The smaller birds are 10-12 lbs, the largest are 30 lbs. Price: $2.35 / lb. Call or stop in to the market to order by November 15th, earlier if you want a 25 lb. or larger bird. Pick up at the market on the Tuesday (9:30 – 6) or Wednesday (9:30 – 5) before the holiday.
Raised outside on pasture, fed synthetic-free, genetically-modified (GMO) grain-free, grain and roasted soy, with natural supplements and probiotics. No synthetic fertilizers or pesticides used on the farm. No antibiotics or hormones fed. Birds will probably weigh 10 – 25+ lbs. this year, says Tom, noting that they will take a weight range preference and match it as closely as possible, but since they butcher fresh for Thanksgiving the final weights are a bit hard to control. Price: $3.75/lb. (fresh, pick-up a few days before Thanksgiving) or $3.50/lb. (frozen, pick-up from mid-October through T’giving), orders with a $25 deposit. Still have availability, but probably will sell out by mid November. Pick up is at the Happy Farm in Kintersville on the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before Thanksgiving. The Happy Farm also raises ducks, so keep that in mind for Christmas and New Year’s too.
Haring Brothers (Doylestown/Danboro)
5484 Haring Rd
Doylestown, PA 18902-9132
Turkeys are fresh, antibiotic/steroid-free, from a farm in Lancaster County. Birds are available from 12 lbs. up to 30 lbs. at $2.39 / lb. Call or stop by the store to order. They probably will have turkeys up until Thanksgiving, but if you want a particular size, order earlier. Pick up at the store the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving (also available the weekend before).
Hendricks Farm and Dairy (Telford)
202 Green Hill Road
Telford, Pa 18969
Free-range, no GMO grain, “all natural” Pennsylvania turkeys. Birds are available from 12 lbs. up to 30 lbs. at $4/lb (fresh – available 11/23-24) and $3.75/lb. (frozen – available 11/18-19). Please order by November 12th. Pick-up at the farm. Call or email to order.
365 Folly Rd.
Chalfont, PA 18914
[I didn’t hear back from them at press time, but if I do, I’ll update the post.]
Maximuck’s Farm Market (Doylestown)
5793 Long Lane Road
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 10 to 30 pounds at $2.69 per pound. Taking orders until the weekend before Thanksgiving. Turkeys will be available for pickup the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
None Such Farm Market (Buckingham)
Rt. 263 (York Road), ¼ mile south of Rt. 413
4458 York Road, Buckingham, PA 18912
Free range, “all natural,” hormone and antibiotic-free. Available in the following sizes: 10-12 lb.,12-14 lbs.,14-16 lbs.,16-18 lbs.,18-20 lbs., or 20-21lbs. Price: $3.99 / lb. Call the Meat Shop & Deli at the market at (215) 794-5201, ext. 1 . Order by Friday November 19. Pick up at the store the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Purely Farm Organically Pastured Meats (Pipersville)
55 B Municipal Road
Pipersville, PA 18947
Joanna and Marc Michini raise pastured, all natural turkeys (in addition to pork and chicken), average between 14 and 25 pounds, at $3.99/lb. Due to their limited supply they recommend reserving a Thanksgiving bird as soon as possible. To reserve a turkey mail a non-refundable deposit of $25 payable to Joanna Michini, or drop the deposit off at the farm. There is a designated drop box beside their mail box. If a specific size is desired, please come early on pick-up day. Pick-up will be Tuesday, November 23rd from 1 to 8 pm.