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Mar 9, 2009 03:16 PM

where to buy ground turkey

Just wondering if ground turkey is one of those hit and miss items. I prefer it to ground chicken and just find that it's not an easy item to find.

Which of the chain grocers carry this as a regularly stocked item?

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  1. Costco has huge multi-packs of ground turkey at a great price. We usually cook one pack and freeze the rest for later. Also, I often see ground turkey at my local No Frills.

    1. T&T on Cherry does a pretty good of stocking Maple Leaf ground turkey.

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      1. re: Apple

        Summerhill Market carries it, but it's frozen.

        1. re: millygirl

          Not the cheapest, but Whole Foods is great for ground turkey. I found Loblaws' version gross.

          1. re: millygirl

            Whitehouse Meats on Bayview also carries frozen and (I think) you can get fresh if you pre-order, depending on availability. Not sure about other Whitehouse locations.

        2. I think that ground chicken and turkey are regular items at most chains now. I've certainly had no difficulty getting it at Sobey's, Metro, Loblaws.

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          1. re: Yongeman

            Nortown sells it, but I prefer to buy it at Whole Foods, which carries ground white meat and ground dark meat. The dark meat is a great substitute for ground beef, as it's more flavourful and closer in texture. Terrific for meat sauce, burgers, etc. I've even used the boneless turkey leg in place of beef in a stew; seared well to get a good fond, it's flavourful and has a similar texture to veal when braised for a long period of time.

            (Note to CH moderators: Whole Foods is no longer a client, so I'm free to write about them, right?)

            1. re: Yongeman

              I regularly get ground turkey meat at the above chains as well, and it's been pretty good at all locations as far as I have experienced...

              1. re: Yongeman

                I also prefer turkey to chicken, I buy a whole turkey breast at Highland Farms and have them grind it for me.