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Nov 6, 2011 07:24 PM

Cincy hounds - where can I get a GOOD turkey?

I'm not a lover of turkey, but the rest of the family would like one for Thanksgiving - haven't made one in about 4 years. Where can I find one that's not enhanced that might actually have some flavor. I want to brine it, so a good brine recipe would be appreciated. I live near Jungle Jim's, so I know that's a good place to start, but since I haven't bought a turkey in a while, I'd like to know what the rest of you like. Thanks.

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  1. Is New Carlisle/Tipp City too far (just North of Dayton)? Bowman Landes is located there.

    1. Closer than Bowman Landes (but they're terrific!), but a short drive to Harrison, OH is Huisman Poultry (513-367-4214)--an old-time fresh poultry shop.

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      1. re: Longing for Italy

        Hey, I just found out that Stehlin's meats in Colerain carries Huisman turkeys, so that may work for me. Jungle Jim's is charging 4.99/lb. which is too pricey for me, Stehlin is 2.55/lb. Thanks for the tip.

        Jungle Jim's Cafe
        1923 N Peoria Rd, Springfield, IL 62702

        1. re: jacquelyncoffey

          Stehlin's is an excellent source--good stuff, good prices, and great service.

      2. Just ordered a Huisman turkey from Heist at Findlay Market -- $2.49 a pound.

        Findlay Market
        Findlay Market Hse, Cincinnati, OH 45202