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Nov 24, 2009 10:02 AM

Just Curious - Turkey Prices Paid

Since my office is crucifying me for my turkey I just bought , how much did you pay for a turkey?

Mine came from a farm in Vermont and it was $3.50 / lb

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    1. re: fesenjan

      Fresh never frozen from Western MA. $2.50/lb

      1. re: fesenjan

        Someone posted on another board that last year TJ's in their area dropped the price to 99 cents/# the night before T-day. Does anyone know if this happens at all of them? If so, I was thinking of getting one this weekend, or a day or two after Christmas.

      2. Fresh Shadybrook turkey from Market Basket $.69 a pound.

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        1. re: buffet king

          I'm not proud to say it, but I bought two frozen shadybrook turkeys at Shaws for $.47 - they didn't even charge extra for the 6% added salt solution. Wilsons is advertising for ~ $2.80 for fresh, unadulturated birds, and my mother generally bays 3-4$ per pound for a free-range, organic bird.

          Despite my two turkeys, I am not cooking Thanksgiving dinner, but can't contemplate thanksgiving weekend without leftover turkey for sandwiches, casseroles and most important, turkey gumbo. I will probably cook one tomorrow, and keep the other in the freezer for a rainy day.

          1. re: tdaaa

            We just picked ours up from Wilson Farms - $2.59/lb.

            1. re: soxchik

              We also got Wilsons. Although we had gotten it from Whole Foods in prior years.

          2. re: buffet king

            Not doing the bird this year but if you want cheapest I've heard, Roche Bros has JennyO frozen turkeys for 39 cents a pound. Frightening!

          3. A frozen Kosher Hen Turkey (Empire) at the Stop and Shop in Brookline went for $3.29 a pound. The ad promised 1.99 a pound with the card, but I was shocked at the full price.

            1. Fresh-never frozen from Western MA $2.99/lb

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              1. re: xcptnl

                since most of us do this just once a year, why worry? if you wanrt an organic, heirloom or heritage, never frozen, never injected, never antibioticed, etc., you'll pay from 2.50 to 3.99 a pound. If you don't mind a frozen, injected, and generally tasteless and unhealthy species, go for the .49 cent a pound one. It's a free country (well, not exactly.)

              2. Fresh from the farmer who raised it (Stillman's) - roughly $5.25/lb.

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                1. re: Allstonian

                  Same here for the 20.5 pounder I got from Stillman's. Also had theirs last year and it was wonderful!!