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mustardgirl Nov 19, 2009 03:12 PM

Where can I buy a fresh turkey under 8lbs in East Bay- Prefer Berkeley/Oakland area

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    skwid Nov 21, 2009 03:42 PM

    We called Ver Brugge Meats and Seafood today and they have 7 to 9 pound turkey's available.

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      mustardgirl Nov 20, 2009 04:37 PM

      Well it is alot more complicated. went to oakland Whole foods to get the diestal petite, they had a 6.85 llb bird BUT it was frozen, but apparently, someone MESSED up and all the turkeys in oakland are FROZEN
      Went to Berkeley and all the same birds was frozen too
      It seems that all turkeys in these locations are "slightly frozen"
      No fresh birds in Oakland/Berkeley are available at these prices BEWARE
      I purchased a fresh Heidi Organic Turkey 6.9lbs @ 3.69/lb = $25 plus
      NOT FROZEN

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        Robert Lauriston Nov 20, 2009 04:45 PM

        I believe the USDA's definition of "fresh" is that the bird has never been chilled below 26 degrees.

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          mustardgirl Nov 21, 2009 08:04 AM

          Actually, Robert
          The Butchers behind the counter, in both places, said they were "frozen"

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          sabrinasmom Nov 21, 2009 10:21 AM

          Did you purchase your fresh Heidi Organic Turkey at Whole Foods?

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            mustardgirl Nov 21, 2009 11:23 AM

            Yes I did

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          mustardgirl Nov 20, 2009 06:15 AM

          In doing further resaerch. Whole Foods has diestal Natural Petite Turkey 6-10 lbs@$2-49/lb
          Think mthis is the way to go ,although Whole Foods has a Mary Turkey at 9lbs

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            amydeastbay Nov 20, 2009 10:38 AM

            When I spoke to someone at Whole Foods in Oakland about ordering a Diestel turkey, I was told they had only 10+ pounds available.

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              Robert Lauriston Nov 20, 2009 10:53 AM

              Yeah, that's the smallest I usually see.

              Also, although we'd ordered a larger one, due to a snafu we got a ten-pound turkey last year, and five people polished it off at dinner.

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            chow_eb Nov 19, 2009 08:18 PM

            If you can use a 10 lb turkey, your options broaden considerably.
            Turkey freezes well, and you're not tired of it when you pull it out of the freezer a month later.

            Otherwise a turkey breast might be a good choice.

            1. wolfe Nov 19, 2009 03:51 PM

              I know they are not the "best" but Safeway has 8lbs fresh turkeys at $.88/lb.

              1. Robert Lauriston Nov 19, 2009 03:21 PM

                That small might be impossible, but the Berkeley Bowl has a big selection.

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