Thanksgiving

Run, don’t walk to reserve your Fresh Fork Market Thanksgiving turkey!

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Fall and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. At Fresh Fork Market, we love Thanksgiving. Since we are lovers of food, it only seems natural that the biggest food holiday of the year is our favorite. Thanksgiving is a time for gathering of family of friends to celebrate. Getting together around the dinner table and enjoying delicious, nutrient dense foods from local farmers is what we are all about!

In Ohio, our rich farmland has given us a bounty of local goods.  At Fresh Fork Market, we think of Thanksgiving as the time to feast on all the richness that Ohio has to offer.  We work all year toward this holiday.  We start early by meeting with our farmers to plan out production.  To achieve the healthiest turkeys, we must establish good organic pastures where they can access to natural sunlight, lush grasses and the insects and grubs that they would naturally eat.  Like our chickens, this creates a rich flavor and a juicy bird.  To supplement their forage, we need to find a good non GMO based food to make our birds grow healthy and strong.  We are thinking about our turkeys when the first seeds of the season go into the ground.  All this work culminates with tasty, healthy turkeys that will be the star of your holiday feast.

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Our Thanksgiving Offerings:

On the week of Thanksgiving, the birds will be approximately 19 weeks old.  This is in contrast to the 6 to 10 week “young turkeys” available at the grocery store.  These are slow growth, nutrient dense, flavorful birds.  They will be processed and delivered fresh.  Special delivery times will be offered for pickup locations for Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.   There will be no regular delivery that week.  Our weight estimates are conservative, as the birds are not ready yet.  In addition to our tasty turkeys we offer a variety of fresh local items to make your holiday meal something special.  Order early as supplies are limited.

A $25 deposit is required on all orders, and all orders must be paid in full at or before pick up.

Turkeys

Toms  (19+ lbs)                  $65

Hens  (15-18 lbs)               $60

Heritage Breeds                 $4.50 lb ($25 deposit required, balance due at pick up. Final price will be calculated when you pick up.)

Packages

Package #1                       $145 hen              $150 Tom

1 Turkey, 1  Apple Pie, 1 Sweet Potato Pie, 1 bunch Beets, 2 bunches Carrots, 3 lbs Candy Onions, 4 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 4 lbs Red Potatoes, 1 lb Shallots, 1/4 lb Garlic, 10 Dinner Rolls, 1 dz eggs, 1 head Cauliflower, 1 head Lettuce, 1 loaf Bread for Stuffing, 4 assorted Winter Squash, 2 lbs Cornmeal, 1 Small Pumpkin, 2 lbs Frozen Ohio Sweet Corn, 1 lb Braising Greens, 1/2 gallon Apple Cider, 1/2 peck Apples, 2 lb White Spelt Flour

Package #2                         $115 hen              $120 Tom

1 Turkey, 1 Apple Pie, 1 bunch Beets, 2 bunches Carrots, 3 lbs Candy Onions, 4 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 4 lbs Red Potatoes, 1 lb Shallots, 1/4 lb Garlic, 10 Dinner Rolls, 1 dz eggs, 1 head Lettuce, 1 loaf Bread for Stuffing, 1 Small Pumpkin, 1/2 peck Apples

Package #3                         $85   hen              $90   Tom

1 Turkey, 2 bunches Carrots, 3 lbs Candy Onions, 4 lbs Sweet Potatoes, 4 lbs Red Potatoes, 1 lb Shallots, 1/4 lb Garlic,  1 dz eggs, 1 head Lettuce, 1 Pie Pumpkin, 1/2 peck Apples

Pies

Pies                                                                                       $22

Pumpkin, Pecan, Chocolate Pecan, Confetti, and Apple Pies are all available.  All natural and made from local fruit by Humble Pie Baking Company, these are simply the best pies in town.

Ordering

To reserve your Thanksgiving goodies from Fresh Fork Market, you can order online.

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If you prefer to pay by check or cash, you can download the order sheet. Simply fill it out and drop it off with your deposit to your greeter at the truck, or mail it in to:

Fresh Fork Market
3800 Woodland
Cleveland, OH 44115

2014 Thanksgiving form

Pick Up Information

Since these birds are delivered fresh, they will be harvested on Monday before Thanksgiving.  We will have a special delivery schedule for these deliveries, with limited stops.

As of 11/7/14, Thanksgiving Pick Up Information is now final. Please note we have added Strongsville as a pick up choice and moved Middleburg Heights to Tuesday. 

Tuesday 3 – 6pm:  Beachwood, Westlake, Solon, Middleburg Heights
Tuesday 7 – 9pm:  Cleveland Hts, Lakewood, Hudson, Strongsville

Wednesday 12 noon – 2 pm:  Brecksville, Copley, Mentor
Wednesday 12 noon – 4pm: Tremont
Wednesday after 2pm: Grovewood Tavern-this is a drop off location only, there will be no truck.

For addresses of each location, please check this link:  Winter Pickup Locations  Please ignore the times and days at the link above.  That is for our winter season.

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Turkey4Our most popular bird is the Broad Breasted White.  This is the turkey that is most commonly found on America’s tables.  It was bred to provide more breast meat.  Unlike the conventional birds that you find in the grocery, ours are fresh, not frozen.  They are raised according our exacting quality standards.  This means our birds are simply better for you.

 

 

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DSC_0125In addition to our standard turkeys, Fresh Fork Market is offering authentic heritage breeds this year.    Heritage breeds are not bred for more white meat, so they are more naturally proportioned.  They have more dark meat, as a bird naturally would.  These birds are succulent and juicy, and have a more richly flavored meat.  The texture is a little different from a conventional turkey.  Like our regular turkeys, the heritage breeds are free to roam, eat a diet high in protein, and live their lives outside in fresh air.  Some of them are raised in the cornfield, naturally fertilizing the land, while having a chance to dart in and out of the corn and eat the lower leaves.

The heritage breed we are working with this year is American Bronze Standard. Our heritage breeds will be slightly higher than our traditional Broad Breasted White birds.  The cost on these turkeys will be $4.50 per pound.  When placing an order for one of these birds, you will need to pay a deposit and the balance will be due at pick up and will be based on the size of the birds when they come in.

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