Well, I’ve got my turkey on order, and will pick up in time to brine the night before, and get ready to cook for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. When making your prized Thanksgiving turkey, there’s no short cuts on quality. There’s nothing worse than going through hours of preparation to come up with dry, stringy turkey. I’ve been making the trip to Raymond’s Turkey Farm for years, and can attest to the fact that their turkeys are the freshest and tastiest that I’ve had!
Raymond’s Turkey Farm is a place you can go to assure you are getting the freshest. They offer fresh Broad Breasted White Holland turkey’s, that are raised in an open environment, and fed a high quality grain diet. All of their products contain no preservatives. Other items they carry are turkey pies, cooked turkeys, prepared stuffing, squash, gravy, turkey dinners and soups. They also roast and stuff half turkeys.
During the year, when I do get a chance to go there, I pick up a few turkey pies. Especially during the fall and winter months, its quite convenient to be able to put a turkey pie in the oven, for a delicious comforting meal. Unlike, most chicken or turkey pies you buy, these pies are “packed” with meat!
The quality of these farm raised of turkeys far surpasses the quality you will get from any frozen turkey that’s shot full of preservatives (look on the label of any frozen turkey!). The meat is more tender, moist and tastier. Of course the price reflects that quality, but in my opinion, is well worth it. Especially for your Thanksgiving turkey!
At Thanksgiving time you must call your turkey request in ahead of time. There are people that come from all around to pick up their turkeys, and anyone lucky enough to be in the immediate area, or driving through, can stop in during their business hours for their products any time of year.
After I pick up my turkey at Raymond’s, I go right down the street to Mann’s Apple Orchards to get 2 gallons of cider (the best), and maybe one of their wonderful pies or pastries.