Guide to Thanksgiving

This year, leave the work to us: We’re proud to offer organic and all-natural, locally raised turkeys for your Thanksgiving meal. Save time in the kitchen and spend more time with loved ones when you order made-from-scratch, ready-to-heat organic sides and pies. Wheat-free and vegetarian options are available! All that’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.

Guide to Thanksgiving Kimberton Whole Foods

Turkey Basics

How are the turkeys raised?

We offer turkeys from Koch’s Turkey Farm, Mary’s Turkeys, and Plainville Farms.

Koch’s turkeys are Certified Humane® and raised according to The Global Animal Partnership guidelines. Mary’s Turkeys are allowed to roam in areas four times the size of areas provided by the average commercial turkey ranch. Plainville Farms turkeys always have plenty of room to roam in clean, comfortable barns, with constant access to feed and fresh water.

What is the difference between the “Natural” and “Organic” turkeys?

Koch’s Organic Turkeys are raised on 100% organic feed. All of the turkeys we offer never receive antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products as part of their diets. Mary’s Non-GMO turkeys are raised on a high-protein, gluten-free, and vegetarian diet. Plainville Farms turkeys are fed a high-quality, fortified diet of vegetarian grains.

Are the turkeys cooked or raw?

We are offering both cooked and raw options this year. Koch’s and Mary’s turkeys are raw, while the Plainville Farms turkeys are cooked.

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. 

Thanksgiving Turkey Kimberton Whole Foods

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.
  • In a 325 degree F oven, plan on about 15 minutes per pound for an un-stuffed bird. For stuffed turkeys, add another 15 minutes to the total cook time.
  • After removing from the oven, allow your turkey to rest at least 20 minutes before carving.

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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.

Mashed Sweet 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.

Creamy Spinach with Butternut Squash Preheat oven to 350°F. Transfer squash 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.

Lemon Cranberry Wild Rice Salad Serve cold or at room temperature.

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.

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