Thanksgiving is going to be here before you know it. Have you ordered your organic turkey yet? If you haven’t, then you should start thinking about that as soon as possible! And I am going to share with you where to buy organic Thanksgiving turkey and how to order organic turkey for Thanksgiving.
After you read this, you will be prepared and ready to tackle Thanksgiving in the best way possible with all the knowledge you need to know about organic Thanksgiving turkeys. I’ll share with you where to buy organic Thanksgiving turkey and how to order organic turkey for Thanksgiving, so read on!
Organic Thanksgiving turkey is going to be a specialty item people; you can’t just walk in somewhere and hope they have one the day before and walk out with one. Well, maybe you can, but if you do, then you are one lucky person! I'd highly recommend preordering one to be sure you have what you want!
Where can I buy organic turkeys for Thanksgiving?
There are going to be two main places where you can buy an organic Thanksgiving turkey for pick up. Whole Foods and Costco are probably the two most popular places to buy an organic Thanksgiving turkey.
Some of the more specialty health food stores also will have them. Those stores include Jimbo’s Naturally, Mother’s Market, and Erewhon (I’ve checked all of these for you). But that doesn’t mean that you should rule out your local health food store either. If you have a smaller local health food store, then definitely call them to see if they are carrying them as well. If your small health food store is carrying them, they will most likely require a preorder.
And if you want to order online for home delivery then Organic Prairie is has amazing organic turkeys!
Do you have to preorder an organic turkey?
Yes, I would highly recommend preordering an organic turkey to be sure you get one! I talked to Whole Foods, Jimbo’s, Mother’s and Erewhon Market – all of them said they have allocated turkeys for preorder and some for in store shopping. But all of them recommended that you preorder your turkey to be sure you get one.
Costco was the only place that didn’t allow preorders but they said they would be stocking them starting November 1st. So, you can head over to Costco and buy one immediately and keep it frozen until Thanksgiving.
Does Whole Foods have organic thanksgiving turkey?
Yes, Whole Foods has organic turkeys and you can preorder them. They will also have some allocated for in store shopping, but it’s best if you preorder them! You can preorder online using their simple online shopping form by choosing your location and going from there.
Where can you buy an organic turkey besides Whole Foods?
Jimbo’s Naturally, Mother’s Market, and Erewhon all have organic Thanksgiving turkeys for sale that you can pick up. Make sure to check your local store, and call to preorder, or order online at Erewhon.
If you want to make it even easier, head to Organic Prairie and order an organic turkey online! This will be delivered right to your door so you can avoid the stress of picking it up at a store.
Does Erewhon have organic Thanksgiving turkeys?
Yes, Erewhon has organic Thanksgiving turkeys. They will have some in the store to buy as you are shopping, but they recommend preordering yours to be sure you get one. You can preorder on their website. Choose your location and choose what kind of turkey you want, and go from there.
How to order organic turkey for Thanksgiving?
For Mother’s Market and Jimbo’s Naturally, you’ll need to call them and place your order over the phone. Find info on Mother’s Market organic turkeys here.
If you want to order an organic turkey online, just head to Organic Prairie and choose your size. They’ll ship your organic turkey right to your house!
Can I order an organic Thanksgiving turkey online?
Order an organic turkey at Whole Foods here.
Order an organic Thanksgiving turkey at Erewhorn Market here.
How early can I buy my fresh turkey?
Fresh raw organic turkey should be kept in the fridge for no longer than 2 days. So, if you preorder your turkey from somewhere, you can plan to pick it up 2 days in advance. If you want to buy it before then at Costco to be sure to get one, then you can freeze it until two days before Thanksgiving.
How many pounds of turkey per person do you need?
The standard ratio is about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of turkey per person at your Thanksgiving table. So, take the amount of people you have and multiply that by 1.5 and that will give you the total pounds of the turkey you should buy. If you want to have plenty of leftovers, you can even do 2 pounds per person or more.
How long does it take to defrost a Thanksgiving turkey?
If you buy your organic Thanksgiving turkey in advance, and you need to keep it frozen, be sure to thaw it out before Thanksgiving. If you are thawing in the refrigerator, make sure to allow 24 hours of defrosting time for every 4 to 5 pounds of bird, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. So, if you have a 15-pound turkey, plan for three days of thawing in the fridge.
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
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