Gobble Gobble! Go Local for Your Turkey this Thanksgiving

TurkeysAccording to the USDA, over 45 million turkeys are cooked and consumed annually during Thanksgiving, constituting 1/6 of all turkey sales for an entire year. This amounts to almost 5 billion dollars in sales, or, as we like to call it, buying power! This year, before spending that money on box stores like Safeway or Fry’s, consider shifting your spending to one of the local Arizonan operations below:

Bashas’ Family Markets, AJ’s Fine Foods, and Food City BashasFoodCityAJsThe Bashas’ Family of Stores has been serving the valley over 80 years now, through over 130 retail locations statewide. Stop by any Bashas’ Market location to pick up your fresh or frozen Thanksgiving turkey, and keep up to four times as much money in Arizona! Sister stores, AJ’s Fine Foods and Food City are also great destinations to find more options and price points for purchasing your holiday fowl.

La Grande Orange Grocery lagrandeorangelogoWant to pass off the cooking to someone else? Visit this boutique European-inspired grocer for your Thanksgiving bird! Call today to reserve your 16-18 pound, fully roasted, heritage, free-range bird to pick up on the day before, or day of Thanksgiving!

Vita-Mart Organic & Natural Grocery VitamartlogoLocated in beautiful Payson, Arizona, Vita-Mart Organic & Natural Grocery is carrying only the finest quality free-range, hormone-free birds this year. Vita-Mart will sell frozen turkeys up until a few days before Thanksgiving, and offer fresh birds starting the day before. You will also have the option to choose all natural or organically raised. Talk about options! Don’t forget to call in and reserve your bird before they all fly away!

Good Food Finder & Good Food Allies GoodFoodFinderrLogoLooking for something different and exciting this year? Try cooking a heritage bird! Heritage breeds are those birds that have been bred selectively over the years for their rich, moist and flavorful meats. We’re all familiar with the standard Broad-breasted White Turkey (which comprises about 99% of turkey sold in the US), but exploring other turkey options is an experience worth indulging in! Our partner Good Food Finder has compiled a list of poultry producers in Arizona who would be happy to discuss the story of heritage breed turkeys, and to equip you with your own for Thanksgiving dinner.