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Turkey (Order) Time!

True, Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but Thanksgiving is growing near. The Wedge, the source of the turkey pictured here, has already posted their Thanksgiving hours on their homepage and will begin taking turkey orders on Monday, November 2. Tomorrow will be the last day for the Midtown Farmers’ Market, but as Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine recently noted, if you’re a Mill City shopper:

you should be aware that you can order Wild Acres turkeys from the Mill City Farmers Market. But don’t dawdle, supplies are limited and the deadline is Nov. 13.

This year we’re ordering our turkey from Clancey’s Meats and Fish in Linden Hills, where they just began taking orders. From what I know thus far, Clancey’s turkeys are never frozen: orders are taken, sent to the turkey farm, and the turkeys are slaughtered and delivered for pickup just before the big day. (Also good to know: Clancey’s can connect you with sources for heritage breeds if you’re interested.) The birds start at 10–15 lbs. and go up from there in 5 lb. increments. At this point I’m not sure how many will be joining us for Thanksgiving dinner so it’s hard to estimate how much turkey we’ll need. I’m curious—what size bird are you ordering? Are there any other great sources for turkeys we should know about?

Turkey + Fork

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3 comments on “Turkey (Order) Time!”

  1. Kris 2 November, 2009 at 8:49 am

    I can verify that two producers at the St. Paul Farmers Market offer turkeys: Bar 5 and Farm on Wheels (www.farmonwheels.net). Other St. Paul vendors that might: Callister Farm, Prairie Pride (www.prairiepridefarm.com) and Otis Family Farm (rotis@baldwin-telecom.net). The Bar 5 turkey I got last year was excellent.

  2. Martha 2 November, 2009 at 8:55 am

    If the Thanksgiving Market at Midtown is a go, friends at the market say turkeys should be available there as well the Wednesday before (yes that’s the day before) Thanksgiving if you’re up for the last-minute thing possibly in the snow.

  3. Tom 18 November, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Just placed the order; I’m starting to get excited about Thanksgiving

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