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Zengarden Mar 9, 2009 03:16 PM

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. redearth RE: Zengarden Mar 9, 2009 03:25 PM

    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.

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      Apple RE: Zengarden Mar 9, 2009 03:40 PM

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

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        millygirl RE: Apple Mar 9, 2009 03:42 PM

        Summerhill Market carries it, but it's frozen.

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          Fishchip RE: millygirl Mar 9, 2009 03:45 PM

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

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            foodmaven RE: millygirl Mar 15, 2009 07:20 PM

            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.

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          Yongeman RE: Zengarden Mar 10, 2009 05:11 AM

          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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            Tatai RE: Yongeman Mar 10, 2009 05:24 AM

            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?)

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              sam_1 RE: Yongeman Mar 10, 2009 09:08 AM

              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...

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                OTFOODIE RE: Yongeman Mar 17, 2009 01:25 PM

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

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