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Diestel Turkey Prices

Hi...

Has anyone done any research on the least expensive Diestel turkey prices?

Market Hall on College has them for $6.99/lb.

--Linda

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  1. Might try Berkeley Bowl. It's been a few years but I remember their per/lb price was lower. In the $4 buck range but that was awhile ago. You can just call the butcher there.

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    Berkeley Bowl
    2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

    1. Is that for a regular Diestel turkey? Or do they have a line of heritage turkeys? Because $6.99 is what I'd expect to pay for a heritage, but not for a "regular" free-range turkey.

      Looking at their website, it looks like they have several different turkeys, including "original," "organic" and "heirloom" http://www.diestelturkey.com/our_fami...

      I think in the East Bay Berkeley Bowl generally has the best prices.

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      Berkeley Bowl
      2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        Berkeley Bowl sells WIllie Bird and Mary's. They don't carry whole Diestels.
        Close by to Market Hall is Verbrugge - can't remember the price. My brother reserved a few birds at Piedmont Grocer. $6.99 does seem high.

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        Berkeley Bowl
        2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Diestel turkyes at genes fine foods in saratoga ca. sells only diestel turkeys. the regular turkeys are anywhere from 1.99-2.69 LB. and yes diestel does sell an organic & a herloom. the heirloom is about $3.99 LB . There # 408 374-2103 ask for Dustin.

        2. I happened to be at the Costco in Redwood City a couple of weeks ago, and Fra' Mani was doing a huge demo there - they were sampling a pre-brined pre-seasoned turkey, i.e. ready to go (sourced from Diestel). It was delicious, and only $3.99 a pound!!

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          1. re: chzpants

            You also mentioned in the Yats thread that last year you paid $2.49/lb for your Diestel, which makes $6.99/lb sound unlikely unless it's the heirloom version.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              I didn't mention a price in my Yat's post...I don't remember how much I paid for that turkey, but it was around $2.99 a pound I think (last year). But I will say that yes, the $6.99 sounds like an heirloom or heritage or something...that's a pretty steep price for a "regular" free-range bird.

              AND I'm just now realizing I posted a reply to a year-old thread (Yat's)! oops.

            2. re: chzpants

              Richmond Costco had a lot of the Diestel-Fra'Mani brined seasoned turkeys for $3.99/lb today

              1. re: chzpants

                Non organic, non-freerange ~15-lb pre-brined diestels $2.79/lb today, richmond costco. Reminder: FOUR DAYS TO DEFROST.

              2. Oh and if you're in the Rockridge area, my Mom tells me she buys her Willie Bird (they may have other brands as well) at Village Market on Broadway Terrace -- that's one way to avoid the zoo that is Berkeley Bowl Thanksgiving week!

                1. Bi-Rite's selling the organic Diestel for $3.99/lb and the non-organic at $2.99. I believe that they're non-heritage.

                  Here's the Bi-Rite flier: http://www.biritemarket.com/thanksgiv...