This year, leave the work to us: we’ve sought out the best locally-raised, organic, and all-natural birds, plus we’ve got all your traditional Thanksgiving sides covered, as well as locally-made-from-scratch pies. All there’s left for you to do is decide which of these excellent options you’d like to serve your family this holiday. For ingredients and pricing, head here.
How are the turkeys raised?
All of the turkeys from Koch’s are Certified Humane® and raised according to The Global Animal Partnership guidelines. Turkeys from Bell & Evans are raised according to their own Animal Welfare Standards.
What is the difference between the “Natural” and “Organic” turkeys?
All-Natural Turkeys from Koch’s are raised on an all-vegetarian diet of locally grown corn and roasted soybeans, milled right on the farm. Organic Turkeys, available from Koch’s or Bell & Evans, are raised on 100% organic feed. All of the turkeys we offer never receive antibiotics, hormones, animal by-products, fats, or expired bakery products as part of their diets.
Are the turkeys previously frozen?
The turkeys are fresh, never frozen.
How much turkey do I need?
The rule of thumb for buying turkey is 1 pound per person. This will allow for a generous amount of turkey plus some leftovers – if you really want to continue to enjoy your turkey in sandwiches and salads for a few days after the holiday, allow 1.5 pounds per person.
Turkey Roasting Guide:
- Remove your fresh turkey out of refrigeration; bring to room temperature no longer than 1 hour.
- Season your turkey with salt and pepper, dried herbs, or use a butter rub under the skin.
- You may choose to roast your turkey at a lower temp for longer time or higher temp for shorter time.
- Using an internal thermometer is the safest way to determine if your turkey is done.
- According to the USDA a turkey must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
- After removing from the oven, allow your turkey to rest at least 20 minutes before carving.
How to reheat your KWF Sides:
All dishes are fully cooked, and need only be warmed following the safe food handling practices outlined below. You’ll need a kitchen thermometer.
Traditional or Wheat-Free Stuffing Preheat oven to 350°F. Transfer stuffing into a greased oven-safe dish. Cover with foil and heat for 25-35 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Preheat oven to 350°F. Transfer potatoes into a greased oven-safe dish. Cover with foil and heat for 45-60 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F.
Green Beans Almondine Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add 2-3 tsp oil, then add green beans. Heat, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes, or until steaming-hot. (If you choose to omit oil, heat the beans in 2-3 tbsp water and cook until water has evaporated.)
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Beets Preheat oven to 350°F. Transfer potatoes and beets into a greased oven-safe dish. Cover with foil and heat for 30-40 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F.
Wheat-Free Turkey Gravy Transfer gravy to an appropriately-sized sauce pan. Heat on the stove over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated to 165°F.
Orange-Cranberry Sauce Transfer to a serving dish and top with sliced oranges, if desired.