thanksgiving

It’s Turkey Time!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a turkey for your holiday spread, we’ve got you covered! Here’s how to make it happen:

Pre-Order

On November 1st the turkey sign-up sheets will go out. You’ll find them in the front end of the store on our brand new customer service counter! You’ll see one sign-up sheet for local turkeys from Stonewood Farm and another sheet for certified organic turkeys from Mary’s Free Range, Organic Turkeys. We will continue to take turkey orders through Wednesday, November 22nd – the day before Thanksgiving. We have pre-ordered a set quantity and turkeys will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Prices

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

Mary’s –  $4.39/lb

Sizes

The 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.

How much turkey should you buy to accommodate your guest list? A handy rule of thumb is one pound 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 for feeding out-of-town guests throughout the weekend

Pick-Up

Turkey pick up will begin at 11:00 am Monday, November 20th and run through Wednesday, November 23rd. When you come to pick up your turkey, please follow the signs to the meat department and a staff member will be waiting to assist you. 

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

 

 

Fresh Pumpkin Pie

The Thanksgiving spread doesn’t quite feel complete without a pumpkin pie! This recipe calls for fresh pumpkin puree, which is easy and economical to make at home using fresh, local pie pumpkins. Simply quarter the pumpkin, scoop out the seeds & stringy pulp, roast cut-side-down in a 400-degree oven for about 40 minutes, then puree the roasted pumpkin. Any puree that you don’t use in your pie will freeze beautifully for another pumpkin dish.

We also love this recipe because it allows you to use local maple syrup in place of much of the sugar in traditional pumpkin pie recipes, and uses fresh local cream in lieu of canned evaporated milk products.   If Thanksgiving is all about celebrating the local harvest, this pie fits the bill!

Reserve Your Thanksgiving Turkey Today!

We’re taking orders for fresh, local Stonewood Farm Turkeys!  Come into the store and sign up at the registers, or just give us a call and we’ll reserve one for you!  What’s so special about Stonewood Farms Turkeys?  Let’s find out:

Their Turkey Friendly Barns are not over-crowded and are open-sided providing lots of fresh air & natural sunlight.  These birds are All Natural –  raised free of  hormones or antibiotics, and never fed animal by-products.    Stonewood Farms Turkeys receive Humane Care “ Just plenty of Vermont air, cold nights, good feed and tender loving care on our family farm” — Paul Stone (Grandpa Stone).  A USDA processing plant is located at the farm and operated by the Stone family.  All turkeys are individually hand graded to ensure the highest quality.

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All of this adds up to what Stonewood promises to be the finest All Natural Fresh Turkey, of superior flavor and juiciness.  The slow growth of the turkeys ensure a delicious and naturally self-basting turkey.

Still hungry for more?  Go to http://stonewoodfarm.com/