How to Get a Local Turkey for Your Thanksgiving Table in Champaign-Urbana
Fall is officially here and the temperatures have started to drop. As 2020 has so far proven to be anything but typical, local businesses are already taking reservations for Thanksgiving turkeys
Other area businesses offering turkeys for pre-order include:
Bane Family Meats, Sidney: Bane Family Meats is a small family farm with a commitment to humanely raised meat and poultry. They raise beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey and eggs all on pasture, and with no antibiotics, no pesticides and no GMO feeds. They produce Artisan Gold and Broadbreasted Bronze turkeys for our customers. Frozen turkeys will be available for the holidays: price is $4.50/lb and size range will be 10-20 lbs. Turkeys can be reserved by emailing email@example.com. Free delivery to the CU area will be available just prior to the holidays.
Black Dog Smoke and Ale House, Champaign: Looking for a pre-cooked option that will be hot and ready to eat? Black Dog will once again be offering a limited number of 14-16 pound fresh Amish smoked turkeys from Arthur, IL. These turkeys will be available for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Order online and consider many Black Dog favorites as side options available for purchase, as well.
Harvest Market, Champaign: Harvest Market will once again be offering turkeys for pre-order. As of the date of this writing, they had not yet firmed up details but confirmed that they would be offering turkeys available for pre-order. If cooking isn’t your thing, you can actually order your entire Thanksgiving meal from Harvest Market. Call (217) 355-7878 to order.
Hickory River Smokehouse, Urbana: Order your choice of whole smoked turkey or ham or half a ham by November 22 for pickup during limited hours on Thanksgiving Day. Sides may be purchased to accompany the meat selection which include mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, and rolls.
Olde Time Meat and Deli, Champaign: Olde Time Meat and Deli is now accepting orders for turkeys and has fresh, Amish, free-range birds for $3.49 lb. They also offer bone-in turkey breasts for $5.99 lb and bone-less turkey breasts for $6.99 lb. Call (217) 355-0000 to place your order.
Triple S Farms, Stewardson: Triple S Farms is taking orders now until availability runs out. Their turkeys are the broad breasted bronze. Three size ranges are available to order from, 12-14lb ($6.17/lb), 14-18lb ($5.52/lb), 18+lb ($4.87/lb). Their turkeys are on clover and grass pastures. They are constantly moved so that they always have fresh pastures to graze on.
Needless to say, there are many choices around Champaign-Urbana for a delicious centerpiece for your holiday meal. Whether you prefer to cook your own or have the experts do it for you, there is something for everyone. Gobble gobble….
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