SOMEDAY FARM FREE-RANGE TURKEYS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I order a turkey? Call our home phone (802-362-2290) and leave a message with your name (first and last), phone number, and requested size range, or number of people you'll be serving. We will call you back within 24 hours to confirm your order.
How much do the turkeys cost per pound? $4.50/lb. We feed our birds GMO-FREE grain from Depot Farm Supply. They also spend their days foraging on specifically managed pasture.
When and where can I pick up my bird? Thanksgiving turkey pick-up is at the home farm location at 2087 Dorset Hill Road, East Dorset - Monday and Tuesday, November 20 and 21, from 9 am to 5 pm and Wednesday, November 22 from 9 am to NOON. Please honor our noon deadline on Thanksgiving eve. ** No need to call before you come! We are also able to accommodate your schedule if you need to pick up a turkey on a different day.
Christmas turkey pick-up is also at the home farm on Friday and Saturday December 22 & 23 between 9 am and 5 pm.
What size turkey should I order? We recommend 1.5 to 2 pounds per person, and that includes leftovers. Please be flexible in your order's size range and give us leeway of 3 to 5 pounds.
Are the birds frozen or fresh? Your turkey, which we processed on farm in our VT state-certified facility, will be fresh when you pick it up. It will be packed in a vacuum-sealed bag.
How do I pay? You can pay at pick-up time with cash or check. No credit cards, please.
Can I order pheasants for the holidays as well? Of course! (See below for pheasant cooking directions.) We will also have freshly smoked pheasant for sale, which tastes out-of-this-world delicious!! We slow-smoke our pheasants over applewood which infuses the birds with a delicate smoked flavor. Smoked pheasants are fully cooked and do not require further heating or cooking. Just slice and savor. We also offer a limited number of ducks for pre-order for the holidays.
What kind of turkeys do you raise? Nicholas White which offers a fine balance of juicy white and succulent dark meat.
How do I cook a Someday Farm turkey to perfection? Keep reading! Directions are immediately below, but we we also provide a paper copy at pick-up.
How do I thaw a frozen turkey? There are two basic methods: Refrigerator thaw (allow 24 hours for each 4 to 5 pounds of weight. A 12 to 16 pound frozen turkey takes about 3 to 4 days in the fridge; a 16 to 20 pound frozen bird takes 4 to 5 days). Cold water thaw (allow about 30 minutes per pound. A 12 to 16 pound frozen turkey should take about 6 to 8 hours to thaw in cold water. A 16 to 20 pound frozen turkey should take about 8 to 10 hours to thaw in cold water. Submerge vacuum sealed bird in cold tap water in a vessel or sink large enough to handle its size. Cook turkey as soon as possible after thawing).
Can I buy other yummy farm products that same day? Yes!! We will have our packing room stocked with staples from our fields such as potatoes (several varieties), winter squash, onions and shallots, etc.
Enjoy the harvest!