Thanksgiving & Turkeys


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New this year: turkey orders go online!

Reserve your bird online. It's as simple as that.

How do I order my turkey?

Orders begin October 24. You can order online, or reserve your turkey at the Co-op by:

• Filling out a Turkey Order-Form at the Turkey Counter, by the Meat Department. (Off-season, we call this the Demo Counter!) OR

• Leaving a detailed message for the Head Turkey Wrangler at 530-758-2667, ext. 363. Please include type of bird, weight, your full name, address, and phone number and/or email.

• NOTE: Do order as soon as possible! We want you to get the turkey you want, and the sooner you order, the more possible it is for us to help make your holiday perfect!

How many pounds should I order?

Figure about one pound of uncooked turkey per person.The 1-lb-per-person ratio yields modest leftovers. If you're expecting big eaters or you love leftovers, up that to 1 1/4 lbs per person, or more! For Bone-in Breast, we recommend 3/4 of a pound per person.

What should I serve the turkey with?

Browse our Thanksgiving Recipes here. And pick up one of our Thanksgiving Recipe cooklets, next time you visit the Turkey Table in the store!

When can I pick up my turkey?

Come to the Turkey Table (photo below) on Sunday November 23rd or after, between the hours of 7am and 9:30pm. We are open 7am to 1pm on Thanksgiving day (November 27). We recommend picking up your bird at least two days prior to cooking, three days prior for very large birds.

Are your turkeys fresh?

Yes, our turkeys are fresh! Diestel, Heidi's and Mary's Heritage rushes us delicious, sustainably-raised turkeys that are ice-chilled. The "ice-chilling" process brings the birds down to a temperature safe to transport, but the turkeys are never frozen. We generally do keep some Norbest frozen turkeys on the frozen aisle during November, but those are first-come, first-served and they are frozen solid. They're not a part of our turkey-reservation system.

Will you have Smoked Turkeys this year?

Yes--reserve yours before they're all spoken for! We're pleased to offer the same low price as last year. Call 530-758-2667, xt. 363

Can I speak to a Turkey Professional?

Yes. Starting October 28, the Turkey Hotline will be open Monday-Friday, 8am to 7pm. Want help at another time? Leave a detailed message and we'll get back to you. Call 530-758-2667, xt. 363

Why can't I reserve my turkey online?

You can! Right here. We've also added gift cards and gift packs to our online store this year, for your gift-giving needs. If you have a loved-one in Davis, gift cards are a great way to show you care.

This isn't going the way I'd planned! Who can I talk to?

For the fastest response, please leave a message for the Head Turkey Wrangler (Jules!), at 530-758-2667, xt. 363, or email the other Julie (Cross). Have a different sort of issue? Have your say here!

November 23rd or after, come to our Turkey Table to pick up your bird! Note the "Turkeys Here" sign hanging from the ceiling.