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act1966 Aug 20, 2008 06:08 AM

Hi Everybody:

I'm trying to find ground turkey in the Danforth area - I've tried Cumbrae's, Rowe Farms, Sun Valley, IGA and Loblaws to no avail. It seems to be the holy grail of ingredients. I found it on Google at Longo's but it's pretty far away (York Mills and Leslie). Anyone know of something closer?

Thanks!

Stephen

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    farmgirl1836 RE: act1966 Aug 20, 2008 06:19 AM

    Nortown's, a butcher on Eglinton just west of Bathurst.

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      CChan126 RE: act1966 Aug 20, 2008 06:32 AM

      It's in the frozen food section (vacuum sealed) at Cumbraes. It's also sold at Loblaws with the other ground meat.

      1. Sooeygun RE: act1966 Aug 20, 2008 06:50 AM

        They always have it at the No Frills I shop at (Sherbourne) and the Valumart at Bay and Bloor usually has it.

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          Mila RE: act1966 Aug 20, 2008 07:10 AM

          Wow, you'd think it would be easy to find. I remember getting some at Sobeys, north on Broadview a few months ago.

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            seeldee RE: act1966 Aug 20, 2008 07:50 AM

            I don't know if this is your idea of closer, but Whitehouse Meats (I go to the St. Lawrence Market location) always seems to have fresh ground turkey. They'll even vacuum pack it if you're planning to freeze it for future use. Good luck!

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              merlot143 RE: act1966 Aug 20, 2008 08:52 AM

              Fresh from the Farm on Donlands near Sammon Ave. always has ground turkey as well as turkey sausage. It is really good quality. You can even call ahead and ask to have a few set aside for you.

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                Mila RE: merlot143 Aug 20, 2008 10:30 AM

                Hi merlot143,

                Can you tell me the deal at Fresh from the Farm. I though everything had to be pre-ordered on certain days there. Do they have an inventory of fresh and / or frozen meats?

                Thanks for you help.

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                  TorontoJo RE: Mila Aug 20, 2008 10:35 AM

                  Yep, they always have a freezer full of frozen meat and some fresh meats and sausages in the fridge cases. So if you haven't ordered anything in advance, you can still pop in and grab something. I just bought a coil of mild Italian sausage the other day and it was amazing. I generally prefer more kick, but the sausage was so lean and tasty, it didn't matter.

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                    Mila RE: TorontoJo Aug 20, 2008 12:34 PM

                    Thanks for the info. My non "A" type personality has been trying to get organized to order from them for over 2 years. Now I'll just drop by.

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                      pescatarian RE: Mila Aug 20, 2008 05:27 PM

                      p.s. it's just south of O'Connor, not near Sammon (not far, but closer to O'Connor/Cosburn)

                      Also, if you go on Saturdays, they have a small, but nice selection of locally grown, hormone free veggies. I had delicious cauliflower and beets this week. Taste like summer.

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                downtown RE: act1966 Aug 20, 2008 09:21 AM

                You should try out Longo's, one of the best grocery stores in Toronto. Their produce is always excellent, top quality meats (and pretty good prices too). They have a great variety of fresh sausages - pork, chicken, turkey. Also very good baking. To top it off, the staff are very pleasant and helpful.

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                  act1966 RE: act1966 Aug 20, 2008 12:45 PM

                  Thanks everybody! Ran over to Sobey's and lo-and-behold there it was. Okay, it was packaged but it'll work for today. Will DEFINITELY try out Fresh from the Farm next time.

                  1. foodyDudey RE: act1966 Aug 20, 2008 05:15 PM

                    I often see it at the IGA, maybe they just ran out. Loblaws at Leslie and Eastern usually has ground turkey also.

                    1. Davwud RE: act1966 Aug 20, 2008 07:24 PM

                      I've found it in just about every grocery store I've been in. I can't imagine what the problem is.

                      DT

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                        sake RE: act1966 Aug 21, 2008 06:17 AM

                        Whole Foods always has it. White and Dark.

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