Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to begin preparations for the family feast. While much of the cooking occurs on the holiday itself, it is imperative that you secure your bird well in advance. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself struggling to explain a turkey-less table. Fear not, we’re here to save you from the embarrassment. This is where you should be ordering your turkey from this Thanksgiving.
Farm Field Table is a cut above the rest. Every product they sell is pasture-raised and free of hormones, antibiotics, and steroids. Best of all, they source their meat directly from Michigan farmers, so you know that what you’re eating isn’t just better for you, but your local economy as well. Both FFT locations will sell two varieties of turkey this year – cold-smoked with a dry brine, and fresh. The birds will run you $5.49/lb – a little higher than your average cost – but the difference is notable, and your taste buds will thank you for it. Be sure to place your order soon, as demand is high for the best quality around.
Peacock’s knows that even the best hosts tend to procrastinate. That’s why during the week leading up to Thanksgiving, they’re extending store hours and staying open late to accommodate your hectic schedule. Order your fresh Amish turkey on the phone and pick it up when it’s ready.
For three generations, the Roperti family has farmed turkeys in the same Livonia location. Over the course of the week, they plan to sell over 4,000 birds that come freshly dressed for pickup. Christine Roperti attributes her superior-tasting product to the food they eat – a combination of corn, oats, and concentrated vitamins – plus a free-range lifestyle that allows the birds to experience happy, physically active lives. Give Roperti’s a call to place your order in advance of the holiday.
Detroit’s West Village is home to a slew of the city’s best dining establishments, but this one operates a little differently. Along with an exceptional sit-down restaurant, Marrow provides Detroiters a full-service butcher shop, offering farm-fresh meats, unique cuts and sausages, and during the holidays, massive turkeys. They sell out annually, so if you hope to score a Marrow bird, you should stop reading this and pick up the phone right now.