Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because it’s all about cooking and sharing Good Food with people you love. That said, we’ve all experienced Thanksgivings where we sent family members on last-minute trips to the store or ended up with overcooked turkey while we were busy making an overly ambitious number of side dishes. This year, let us help you get a jump-start on the holiday with five tips to make planning easier and by delivering all you need for your feast.
1. New! We’re delivering fresh turkeys.
Now you can pre-order a fresh (never frozen) turkey starting on October 30th. We’re carrying what we think are the best fresh turkeys available, from sustainable-meat pioneer Bill Niman’s BN Ranch. These free-range, heritage-breed birds are humanely raised, fed Non-GMO Project Verified vegetarian feed, and never given antibiotics or hormones. Pre-order a turkey with a $5 deposit soon, since these birds will go quickly! We’ll deliver these turkeys the first part of Thanksgiving week.
2. We’re also delivering frozen turkeys from local farms.
Our local birds are delivered frozen, so you can order one anytime and cross one thing off your Thanksgiving to-do list! Two to three days before Thanksgiving, you’ll just want to move the turkey from the freezer to the fridge. Leave it in its original wrapper, place it on a tray or in a pan, and keep it at the bottom of your fridge so it won’t leak onto anything. If there’s not enough room in the fridge, you can also thaw a big bird in a cooler with ice. Thaw it 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds of frozen turkey.
3. Order our Thanksgiving kits for extra savings.
We’ll be offering big discounts on “bundles” that include all your favorite organic produce for the holidays, like green beans, yams, cranberries, potatoes, and fresh poultry herbs, as well as a stuffing kit with carrots, celery, and onions.
4. Hot tip: Up your box size for the holiday.
With kids home from school and houseguests, you’ll also need fixin’s for breakfasts, lunches, snacks, baking projects, and more. A week or two before the big day, go to My Subscription and click “Change box type and frequency.” Then you can chill out and enjoy visiting with family instead of making last-minute scrambles to the insanely crowded stores.
5. Let us help with the cooking.
Round out your menu with fresh, local chef-prepared holiday side dishes from PureFood 2U and unbelievably tasty frozen holiday pies from Achatz Handmade Pie Co. in Ann Arbor. Add a few to your order, then simply heat, serve, and wow your guests!