The holidays are fast approaching, which means it is time to talk turkey! This year Viroqua Food Co-op is providing two options for your Thanksgiving Turkey.
1. Organic Turkeys from Lange
We are once again working with our long time organic meat provider Rich Lange of Lange Farms
from Platteville, WI. Lange Farm turkeys are 100% organic. This year we will have 42 organic turkeys available from Lange Farms and you must sign up and make a $20 nonrefundable deposit to reserve them. Sign-up sheets are now at the cashiers station. The size of the turkeys are first come, first served. Pick up begins Saturday November 17th through Wednesday November 21st.
2. Natural Turkeys from Ferndale
We are also carrying fresh and frozen Ferndale Market turkeys
from Cannon Falls, MN (see article below). Ferndale turkeys are free-range and antibiotic free. Look for fresh Ferndale turkeys in the meat section by Nov. 17 - there is no need to pre-order.
To summarize, if you want a fresh, certified organic turkey you must order it and make a $20 deposit. If you plan to purchase a fresh Ferndale turkey, you do not need to pre-order, it is first come, first serve in the meat case.
We ordered a limited supply of frozen turkeys that are available November 10th. If you are planning a smaller gathering, try frozen bone-in turkey breast also available in our freezer section.
If you are looking for an alternative to turkey, we have frozen duck and can order a wide variety of seafood and different cuts of pork or beef. When special ordering meat or seafood, please make sure you give at least one week in advance.
Jason Weihl, Meat Buyer