4 Local Places & 1 Great Organization to Order Holiday Turkeys

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Search local to support local. It's not just a tagline for us, its a commitment and we want it to be yours too. Support your neighbor this holiday season by purchasing from Arizona family businesses, beginning with the bird on your Thanksgiving table.

GOOD FOOD Tip: These aren't your deli-case turkeys! Farm-direct and free-running turkeys truly define the word fresh and therefore full of taste. Those that know, know. Don't hesitate; orders are taking place now so your turkey is chosen, harvested and prepared for you just in time for the holiday. Quantities are limited. Ordering deadlines have been listed below when given and if not, generally will be on a first come, first serve basis. A general rule of thumb is a pound of turkey per person or two pounds if planning to have fun with your leftover meals!

Chiricahua Pasture Raised Meats (Serves Southern AZ, Central AZ)

+DETAILS: Pasture-raised, non-GMO, 14-20lbs +COST/ORDERING: Price is $4.40 per pound. Place an order online through website form. A $20 deposit will be collected at that time and the difference will be collected at time of exchange. +ORDERING DEADLINE: unavailable +PICKUP DATE: Tucson deliveries are scheduled for November 16th and Phoenix deliveries are scheduled for November 22nd. See website or contact them for your pick-up site. +DEPOSIT/PAYMENT: $20 deposit at time of order. Difference at time of exchange. +QUESTIONS: [email protected]  or call 520-507-3436


Double Check Ranch (Serves Southern AZ, Central AZ)

+DETAILS: Pasture-raised, non-GMO, 14-20lbs +COST/ORDERING: Prices are $5.00 per pound. Send an email to [email protected] or order in person at farmers market locations (St. Phillips Tucson, Central Market Phoenix, Gilbert Market, Phoenix Public Market) +ORDERING DEADLINE: November 15 +PICKUP DATE: Phoenix Public Market on Saturday November 23 or at St. Phillip's Farmers Market in Tucson on Sunday November 24. +DEPOSIT/PAYMENT: $20 deposit collected at time of order. If ordering via email, send a $20 check to 1941 E. Lee Street Tucson, AZ 85719 no later than November 15. Otherwise, payment collected on-site. +QUESTIONS: Email [email protected]


Ridgeview Farms (Serves Central AZ, Northern AZ)

+DETAILS: Pasture-raised, 12-20lbs +COST/ORDERING: Price is $3.75 per pound. Place an online order through contact form on website or in person at Gilbert Farmers Market. +ORDERING DEADLINE: until gone +PICKUP DATE: Weekend of November 23rd and 24th, Phoenix east valley. Notifications will be arranged upon order. +DEPOSIT/PAYMENT: Payment collected on-site. +QUESTIONS: Call Byrnie at 928.308.1825


The Meat Shop (Central AZ)

+DETAILS: Pasture-raised, All-Natural, Various additional options. 12-22lbs +COST/ORDERING: Varied prices due to options. Call 602-258-5075 for prices and to place an order. +ORDERING DEADLINE: November 20th +PICKUP DATE: November 23rd-November 26th. Pickup date depends on turkey option chosen. +DEPOSIT/PAYMENT: $25 deposit collected at time of order, difference paid at time of pick-up. +QUESTIONS: Call 602-258-5075.


Heritage Foods USA (Serves Nationwide)

+DETAILS: Heritage turkeys. Pasture-raised, All-Natural, etc. 8-20lbs +COST/ORDERING: Roughly $10/lb plus shipping. Free shipping over $299. Order online. Other holiday heritage foods including pork, beef, goat, lamb, bison, duck, anchovies, geese and more available. Gift options available. +ORDERING DEADLINE: until gone (and going fast!) +PICKUP DATE: Shipping available only. Various shipping options available. +DEPOSIT/PAYMENT: Full payment due at time of purchase. +QUESTIONS: Call 718-389-0985 or email [email protected]