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Nov 17, 2010 05:28 AM

fresh turkeys for thanksgiving?

has anyone had one from henry's? they say they're free range fresh birds... ? or if not there, where do you get your fresh turkey? just wondering - i'd love some input.

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  1. One likely source is Puritan Poultry at the permanent Farmer's Market at 3rd and Fairfax:

    Puritan Poultry
    6333 W 3rd St # 226, Los Angeles, CA

    1. I've been using Henry's for the last several years and have no complaints with their product. Call in and make a reservation for the size bird that you want.

      1. I get Diestel turkeys from How's Market. But you need to make reservations for them.

        1. Costco sells fresh turkeys. 89 cents a pound, the same price for three years now. They plan on selling over 1M nationwide this year.

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          1. re: Cathy

            Anyone know if Costco's are free range and hormone free? Henry's are $1.49 a lb.

            1. re: JAB

              They aren't labeled that hormones are added. Fresh is Foster Farms brand.

              Lat year went to a gather where six turkeys were prepared. One was fried (unsure of brand), one Diestel, one Free range Henry's, one had been ordered from Bristol Farms and mine was from Costco (Fresh) and I also prepared a 'free with purchase' frozen no name brand my neighbor handed me.

              My two were picked to the bones. Which were then used to make soup the next day. It's all in how you prepare them.

              1. re: JAB

                Henry's only has 14-16 lb birds left to reserve.

            2. are the diestels really great? i've heard good things and i'm curious...

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              1. re: debershell

                I've had them for a few years--very good turkey flavor. One of my in-laws refuses to eat turkey except for when I cook a Diestel turkey on Thanksgiving.

                1. re: raytamsgv

                  How's Market and Trader Joe's both have fresh turkeys.

                  How's-$2.49/lb or $1.79/lb with $35 purchase.

                  Trader Joe's- $1.79/lb already brined.