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Where To Buy A Small Turkey

Whether classic or kosher, heirloom or organic, all of the fresh and frozen turkeys we sell meet our Quality Standards. Turkeys are third-party audited to meet over 100 animal welfare standards and all options are Animal Welfare Certified (except kosher turkeys). And, like all meat and poultry in the department, the animals must be raised with no antibiotics ever and no animal by-products in feed.What Types of Turkey Do We Offer?

where to buy a small turkey

Turkey Breasts: Feeding a smaller group? Our classic (no antibiotics ever) and organic turkey breasts are easy to brine and take less time to prepare than a whole turkey. We offer bone-in, organic bone-in and boneless options.

All fresh and frozen turkeys from our Meat department must meet our standards for being raised with no antibiotics ever, no animal by-products in feed and 100+ animal welfare standards. Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising turkeys.

Fastest Way: Short on time or fridge space? This is your best option. Make sure the turkey is sealed in a leak-proof wrapper and place it in a vessel large enough to completely contain it. Add cold tap water to cover. Change the water every 30 minutes and allow 30 minutes of thawing time per pound.

*Valid while supplies last. Organic Fresh Whole Turkey excludes brined, heirloom, heritage, kosher, oven-ready, smoked, frozen and cooked. Fresh Whole Turkey excludes organic, brined, heirloom, heritage, kosher, oven-ready, smoked, frozen and cooked. Limit 4 turkeys per customer. Quantities limited. No rain checks except where required by law.

Put it off no longer. If you know where to look, you can buy whole turkeys that weigh as little as six pounds. Springfield Farm in Sparks, Md. (Baltimore County), has several right now. They are pasture-raised heritage Narragansetts and cost $9 a pound.

As for those inevitable leftovers, Recipe Finder is also your source for post-Thanksgiving turkey applications. Here are just a few: Turkey Stroganoff on Toast; Turkey Tetrazzini With Butternut Squash Sauce; Chopped Turkey Club Salad With Basil Balsamic Dressing; Curried Couscous With Turkey, Chickpeas and Golden Raisins; Fruity-Nutty Wild Rice and Turkey Salad; Turkey, Caramelized Onion and Apple Pizza.

Perfect for smaller gatherings, a Li'l Butterball is a small whole turkey. Li'l Butterball turkeys have all the wow factor of a traditional whole turkey, but at a smaller weight so they cook faster and provide fewer servings. Fresh Li'l Butterball turkey is all natural*, never frozen and gluten free.

Storing Fresh Turkey: Fresh turkey should be refrigerated at 35 to 40F. The lower temperature is preferred. If you are not confident about the temperature of your refrigerator, cook or freeze the turkey within 4 days of purchase.

Storage of Leftovers: Carve leftover turkey into slices before refrigerating to speed cooling. Refrigerate carved leftovers within 2 hours of eating. Use leftover turkey within 3 days.

These birds can be very hard to cook properly. A large bird spends a long time in the oven, meaning that lean, delicate parts like the breast tend to become dry and tough. Meanwhile, the legs and thighs tend to be undercooked: white meat cooks faster than dark meat. This could be one reason why many people simply like to pass on the turkey at the Thanksgiving table. However, more and more people are getting on board with an easy solution: rather than buy a large, unwieldy bird, they buy two small, 10-pound turkeys.

Grocery stores are beginning to notice that some people are switching to smaller turkeys and are catering to the demand. Even as they try to stock up on them, however, they tend to be in short supply. If you would like to get two small turkeys for your Thanksgiving feast this year, you might want to start looking a little early and look at more different stores than you would usually try.

Finally, you should keep in mind that roasting isn't the only way to prepare a turkey for Thanksgiving. You could smoke, sous vide, grill, or deep fry, as well. Some people even use an electric roaster. Whichever way you choose to get your turkey ready to eat, it's important to remember that smaller birds are easier to handle and often give you better results.

These Westchester stores sell oven-ready, farm-raised turkeys for your Thanksgiving dinner. All you need to do is toss the bird in th