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Where do you get your Thanksgiving Turkey?

lillotis Oct 27, 2008 01:47 PM

Preferably outside of Philly- Main Line, Chester County, etc... Looking for something special and delicous.

  1. Carole Nov 1, 2008 04:48 PM

    At the farmer's market in Havertown. It's open on Wednesday's from 2 - 6 p.m. From this farmer:


    Bought one last year and it was fantastic!d

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      bigdog2084 Oct 31, 2008 05:09 PM

      There is a free range turkey farm in the skippack area. It is near merrymead farms. I don't remember the name but they have great turkeys. They are free range and fresh not frozen. you have to pick up on tuesday or wednesday before thanksgiving.

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        KateForbes Oct 29, 2008 06:03 AM

        I would get one through Hendricks Farm and Dairy, but unfortunately, we are traveling for Turkey Day this year!

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          JohnnyKBar Oct 30, 2008 06:49 PM

          Does Hendricks have Turkeys? I know they have chickens. I think that Bolton's would the the place in the Upper Bucks area. It's 113 just North/East of Silverdale.

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            KateForbes Oct 31, 2008 06:13 AM

            I'm not entirely sure now that I think about it. I know that you can order through Willow Creek Orchards, so I sometimes overlap them. They are taking orders now to reserve thru their website. They partner with an organic place in Lancaster. All info on the Willow Creek website, or stop by in Worcester.

            1. re: JohnnyKBar
              semmen Oct 31, 2008 11:27 AM

              Hendricks Farms *does* have turkeys, really nice free-range ones. Sizes range from 12 lbs to 26+. You can call them at 267.382.0556

              Yes, I'm a happy customer :)

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                JohnnyKBar Nov 1, 2008 12:29 PM

                Thanks for setting me straight. With how well they do the rest of their meats, I can only imagine the Turkeys are good.

              2. re: JohnnyKBar
                teddybare Nov 2, 2008 04:39 AM

                Bolten's is the place. We are new to the area and everything we have had is excellent and fresh. The Turkey Kilbassa is very good. Order a fresh turkey early. They are just east of route 152 on Route 113

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              Bigley9 Oct 28, 2008 03:13 PM

              Both Fair Food Farms in the Reading Terminal Market and Griggstown Quail farm (and perhaps others in the Headhouse Market on Sundays) are taking orders for heritage and free range/organic turkeys. While in Phila, I am sure the same farmers have other options for getting their birds! (Plus Phila folks might look at this post ; )

              1. crispycar Oct 27, 2008 04:50 PM

                Palmer's turkey farm in Camden/Wyoming, Delaware. It is a long drive, but you can't beat locally grown and fresh killed. Call ahead.

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                  givemecarbs Oct 27, 2008 04:36 PM

                  What a great seasonal topic. There is a place out in the sticks I sometimes go. Can't recall the name at the moment. I think it's a bad case of Phillies Phever but I have been thinking about ordering my turkey, and sides, from Barbecue USA this year. If I do that I'll likely get a ham there too. Gotta check on pricing.

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                    the dog ate my homework Oct 27, 2008 04:20 PM

                    Here's another vote for the poultry vendor at the Farmer's Market in Wayne. I believe it's called Rittenhouse Farms. You can preorder, even pre-pay, and pick up the freshest bird imaginable on Wednesday, the day before Tksgvg. Been doing it for years.

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                      Karen K Oct 27, 2008 03:59 PM

                      Wegmans in Warrington


                      1. FrancisdeR Oct 27, 2008 02:13 PM

                        At the Lancaster Country market in Wayne. As you walk into the building along the left wall, there is a poulterer. We get them there every year. Not frozen. Good birds.


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