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Nov 18, 2010 10:30 AM

My first organic (non-grocery store) turkey!

Hey all,
for the first time ever i have ordered a turkey from a local farm - organic, never frozen. Anything I should know before I pop it in the oven? I've read there are differences in cooking grass fed beef vs. "regular" (it's funny to me to call it regular - I grew up on grass fed, my grandfather had a small dairy farm!)

Anyway, i'd hate to ruin what promises to be a lovely bird, so any advice ya got, I'd love to hear it!


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  1. A link to FAQ's on <a specific brand of> organic turkey, but it should address some/all of your questions.

    1. I was seeking advice on my turkey dilemma not too long ago. One of the responses I got was that the texture fresh turkeys can be rubbery and tough. If you're used to soft tender meat, you may want to take extra steps to make sure it's moist and juicy.

      1. My mother used to get fresh turkeys from our local grocery store, Jewel. They weren't organic (in fact, back in those days, "organic" was just a twinkle in someone's eye), but they were fresh, never frozen. I didn't find that they behaved any differently than the frozen turkeys that my mother bought.