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Oct 30, 2010 10:23 PM

Where to order a turkey

American Thanksgiving is coming up, and I'll have family in town. The brined and roasted turkey is a must-have. Can you tell me from whom I should order a turkey? I would prefer for it to be local and large (about 18-20 pounds). The only other requirement is that it be delicious. Thanks!

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  1. We get gorgeous ones from Steve at Tenderland Meats on Granville Island for Xmas -- all free rangey and plump :-). I've never tried to order one for US TG but deffo worth a call. You can specify the size you want.

    1. There is a sweet place on main and King Ed as well, I think it is Windsor meats

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      1. re: furtney

        Thanks for the recs, guys! I will report back with a review.

        1. re: furtney

          I've ordered turkeys from them about 2-3 times in the past 6-7 years. I also order ham from them, either for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

          1. re: LotusRapper

            So I went with Windsor Meats, Caufield Village (I think that's the town). I got a 20 pound turkey, not an easy order to fill. The bird turned out amazing! I brined it for 24 hours in salt, sugar, water, and Wild Turkey bourbon (ironically), and high roasted it for 5 hours. It was juicy and melt-in-your-mouth tender. Thanks for the recommendations, guys!

            1. re: liza.calderon

              Yay !!!!!!! :-D

              Sounds like it was more your preparations and culinary skills that made it the perfect meal.

        2. Reup food cart is selling organic stuffed, brined turkeys.. Ordered one yesterday from their web site.