thanksgiving

Turkey Roasting 101

Roasting a turkey can be a bit intimidating, especially if it’s your first time or you’re entertaining a houseful of hungry guests! We hope that this handy guide will help you through the steps with sanity intact.

Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Looking for a pumpkin pie recipe using fresh, wholesome ingredients? Look no further! You will not need your can opener for this one!  The bit of extra time it takes to prepare this pie is well worth the effort, as you’ll truly be able to savor the roasted flavor of your pumpkin and the sweetness of pure Vermont maple syrup. Fresh, ready-to-roll dough from local Kiss Tart Pastry will help reduce your prep time and you’ll find it in the weekly sale from November 14th – 20th. If pumpkin isn’t your thing, feel free to sub in roasted butternut squash or roasted sweet potatoes. Either way, we have a feeling this will become your new go-to pie for the holidays!

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Pre-Order Guide

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we’ve got everything you need for a delicious, stress-free holiday spread. Here’s how to make it happen:

Turkey Pre-Order

Turkey pre-orders may be placed online, by phone, or in-person. Click here to see the full menu of offerings and complete your order online. You can also give us a call and a staff member will be happy to help you place your pre-order by phone. Starting November 1st, you will also find paper copies of the order sheets at the customer service counter. You’ll see one sign-up sheet for local turkeys from Stonewood Farm and another sheet for certified organic free-range turkeys from Mary’s Free RangeTurkeys.  We will continue to take turkey orders through Saturday, November 23rd. If you miss our pre-order deadline, it’s still very likely that we’ll be able to accommodate your needs, but pre-order is your best guarantee. 

Prices

Stonewood – $3.19/lb (same as last year)

Mary’s Free Range Organic – $4.69/lb

Sizes

Stonewood turkeys will range in size from around 14 lbs to over 30 lbs. When you place your order, you’ll have the opportunity to specify what size turkey you’d like. We’ll aim to get you a turkey within 3-5 lbs of your requested size.

Organic turkeys from Mary’s are available in various sizes ranging from 8 – 20 lbs. Let us know what size you’d prefer and we’ll aim to get you a turkey within 3-5 lbs of your requested size.

Wondering how much turkey to buy to accommodate your guest list? A handy rule of thumb is 1.5 pounds of turkey per guest. And note that it’s always better to have too much than too little – especially during the holidays when leftovers are key to feeding out-of-town guests throughout the week.

All turkeys will be fresh (not previously frozen).

New! Side Dishes!

The Co-op Kitchen will be cooking up a mouth-watering array of side dishes and desserts for your holiday table. The same pre-order and pick-up schedules apply. We will have a limited supply of these items, so be sure to pre-order to guarantee that we’ll have what you need. Your order may be placed online, by phone, or in-person at the customer service counter. If you miss the pre-order deadline, please check with any Deli staff member to see if your request can be accommodated. 

Click HERE to see the full list of offerings. 

Pick-Up

Turkey and side dish pick-up will begin on Sunday, November 24th  and end on Wednesday, November 27th. When you come to pick up your pre-ordered turkey and sides, please follow the signs to the holiday pick-up station located in our meat department. A staff member will be waiting to assist you!

 

Questions? Give us a call at (802) 388-7276 or ask any staff member next time you’re in the store!

 

 

Easy Turkey Gravy

A Thanksgiving feast just doesn’t feel complete without a generous serving of gravy! This year, skip the canned stuff and avoid those powdery packets – making your own gravy is really quite simple and oh-so-delicious! It allows you to make good use of the drippings in the bottom of your turkey roasting pan and gives you something to do while your turkey rests so that you aren’t tempted to carve that bird too quickly!

Turkey Roasting 101

Roasting a turkey can be a bit intimidating, especially if it’s your first time or you’re entertaining a houseful of hungry guests! We hope that this handy guide will help you through the steps with sanity intact.

It’s Turkey Time!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we’ve got everything you need for a delicious, stress-free holiday spread. Here’s how to make it happen:

Turkey Pre-Order

Turkey pre-orders begin on November 1st. You’ll find order sheets at the front end of the store at the customer service counter. You’ll see one sign-up sheet for local turkeys from Stonewood Farm and another sheet for certified organic turkeys from Diestel Family Ranch. You can also give us a call and place your pre-order by phone. We will continue to take turkey orders through Sunday, November 18th. If you miss our pre-order deadline, it’s still very likely that we’ll be able to accommodate your needs, but pre-order is your best guarantee. 

Prices

Stonewood – $3.19/lb (same as last year)

Diestel Organic – $4.69/lb

Sizes

Stonewood turkeys will range in size from around 14 lbs to over 30 lbs. When you place your order, you’ll have the opportunity to specify what size turkey you’d like. We’ll aim to get you a turkey within 3-5 lbs of your requested size.

Organic turkeys from Diestel Family Ranch will all be about the same size (around 14 lbs). 

Wondering how much turkey to buy to accommodate your guest list? A handy rule of thumb is 1.5 pounds of turkey per guest. And note that it’s always better to have too much than too little – especially during the holidays when leftovers are key to feeding out-of-town guests throughout the week.

All turkeys will be fresh (not previously frozen).

New! Side Dishes!

The Co-op Kitchen will be cooking up a mouth-watering array of side dishes for your holiday table. The same pre-order and pick-up schedules apply. We will have a limited supply of these items, so be sure to pre-order to guarantee that we’ll have what you need. Your order may be placed by phone or in person at the customer service counter. If you miss the pre-order deadline, please check with any Deli staff member to see if your request can be accommodated. 

Click HERE to see the full list of offerings.

Pick-Up

Turkey and side dish pick-up will begin on Monday, November 19th and end on Wednesday, November 21st. When you come to pick up your pre-ordered turkey and sides, please follow the signs the holiday pick-up station located in our meat department and a staff member will be waiting to assist you!

 

Questions? Give us a call at (802) 388-7276 or ask any staff member next time you’re in the store!

 

 

Cranberry Walnut Lemon Scones

These simple and delicious scones make a perfect addition to your holiday spread, whether you’re enjoying them with your Thanksgiving dinner or for breakfast with your guests the next morning. They combine a handful of ingredients that you’ll find in the weekly sale from November 1st – 7th, so it’s a great time to whip up a test batch and stock up the ingredients you’ll need as Thanksgiving approaches. 

Turkey Brine

If you volunteered to cook the turkey this year and you’re feeling nervous about serving a dry bird, we have a bit of advice for you: brine it! Turkey is naturally a very lean bird and without the extra fat, it’s easy for the meat to become dry and tough. Giving a turkey a 24-hour soak in a brining solution is a fool-proof way to prevent dryness and to boost flavor.

 

Pan-Seared Butternut Squash

Looking to shake up your Thanksgiving side-dish lineup? We think you’ll love this colorful, flavorful pan-seared butternut squash! Sweet, tart, and savory components make for a complex flavor combination that’s anything but boring. The inspiration for this one came from thekitchn.com and can be made in advance to save you some kitchen time on Thanksgiving day.

Pumpkin Sage Polenta

The same side dishes seem to grace Thanksgiving tables year after year. We’re all for honoring family food traditions, but there is also something to be said for making room for new ones. You just might find a delicious replacement for that tired green bean casserole. This rich, creamy pumpkin sage polenta comes from the  Kitchen Confidante blog and makes great use of any leftover pumpkin puree you have on hand from making your pumpkin pie. This can also be made in advance to save you some kitchen time on turkey day!