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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...

                  1. $2.49 at Whole Foods Walnut Creek. Don't know if prices vary by location...

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                    1. re: adrienne156

                      Oliver's in Santa Rosa is advertising Diestel's at $1.99 a pound.

                      1. re: MRMoggie

                        Lunardi's markets sell Diestel turkeys. Not sure about the price

                        1. re: slipson

                          Any recommendations for the San Mateo area? I usually get mine at Whole Foods, but I'm open to change. I need a 30 lb or so. (usually around twenty people) I usually get Diestel.
                          On Wednesday I put chopped fresh rosemary and garlic between the skin and meat, and massage the bird with lemon juice. I put the remaining rosemary, the lemon skins, and a couple of quartered onions in the cavity. Mmmmm baked onions.....

                      2. re: adrienne156

                        Whole foods in Noe Valley SF has

                        $2.49/lb for Whole Foods Brand
                        $2.99/lb Diestel "Natural"

                        I asked about the whole foods brand and the butcher said it was from Pitman Ranch - the same as their rotisserie chickens. Looking over at the rotisserie chickens I noticed they were advertised as "Mary's Free Range" with a small placard that said "Pitman Ranch". Not sure how that all fits together.

                        $3.99/lb Organice
                        $4.99/lb Heirloom Organic
                        $5.99/lb Pasture raised

                      3. Diestel turkey prices at:

                        Guerra Meats, SF: $2.49/lb. free range turkey
                        Canyon Market, SF: free range $2.99/lb., organic $4.79/lb.
                        Bi-Rite Market, SF: free range $2.99/lb., organic $3.99/lb.

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                        Bi-Rite Market
                        3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                        Canyon Market
                        2815 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA

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                          1. re: Nancy Berry

                            I just reserved one at Whole Foods San Mateo at $2.49/lb. They say it's on sale from $2.99/lb.

                          2. re: Nancy Berry

                            Bi-Rite gave me difference pricing (from their email):

                            BN Ranch, Turlock, CA

                            Heritage Turkeys $6.99/pound
                            Broad-Breasted Turkeys $4.99/lb

                            From Diestel Ranch, Sonora CA

                            Diestel Range Grown Turkeys $3.49/ pound
                            Diestel Organic Turkeys $4.99/ pound

                          3. $2.19/lb in the Raleys-Nob Hill ad today

                            1. Raleys/Nob Hill is advertising Diestels for $2.19/lb.

                              1. Are any of the regular free range Diestel's sold fresh?

                                Everywhere I've seen them in the city, they've been partially frozen, and appear to have been weighed while still frozen (maybe that's standard?), which means they looked very small. I've never bought a Diestel to know what's normal for them, but the 12.2 pound bird looked more like a chicken.

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                                1. re: sugartoof

                                  I don't see why weighing while frozen would matter in terms of the size. Turkeys aren't frozen in a block of extraneous water are they?

                                2. I just saw on The Willows Market - Menlo Park has Diestel Organic Turkeys $4.69/lb. - Heidi's Hens® CERTIFIED ORGANIC WHOLE TURKEY - I know that their diestel regular free range are cheeper. But I prefer the organic.

                                  Here is the link to the page:
                                  http://www.facebook.com/TheWillowsMarket

                                  1. 2012 Costco prebrined Fra Mani Diestal non frozen $3.999/lb.

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                                    1. re: wolfe

                                      Error price only $3.39 but 1st 2 ingredients turkey, water. The one I looked at was about$55 and use or freeze before 11/23.