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David says ...
If I buy one of the Diestel 10 lb fresh turkeys today (Sunday) I am nervous of keeping it in the refrigerator until cooking time on Thursday (4 days later). Should I freeze it for a couple days and then start to defrost the turkey starting Tuesday? Two days seems to be the time to thaw a 10 lb turkey.
11/22/2009 8:01:11 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Joanne - For a 14 pounder, you are looking at about 3 1/2 hours of cooking time.
11/23/2009 6:00:01 PM CST
Ron says ...
Which do you recommend the Herb Rubbed or the Brined? Which one is more flavorfully? Also do you recommend convection roast or just using the regular oven for your turkeys?
11/23/2009 11:42:38 AM CST
hsiaw says ...
Herb rubbed or brined - it's up to you! As for oven, it's probably easiest to work with what you've already got, though convection ovens often promote more even cooking in general.
11/23/2009 3:15:52 PM CST
bob R says ...
I just purchased a fesh uncooked turkey from you. When i opened it up, the neck pleaced inside the body of the bird has ice on it. I can understand some ice on the surface, but i think if its frozen inside it was not chilled right. comments please ?
11/24/2009 5:33:17 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
Cooking time will vary by weight. Your best bet is to get a meat thermometer and cook your turkey until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees, then take it out of the oven and let it rest til it reaches 165.
11/25/2009 4:03:43 PM CST
Lyn says ...
I am looking for low sodium turkey (turkey breast preferred), but everything I have seen so far has too much sodium. Many have brine injected or packaged with the turkey. Do you sell any brands that do not have added sodium?
11/22/2010 1:29:34 PM CST
Donna says ...
I need to know if these turkeys are absolutely gluten free????????
11/10/2011 8:11:23 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Nick To check the availability of birds and bird sizes at your store, I recommend that you check out the online shopping site for your store. You can find that by clicking on the link below. Most stores offer a bird that's 10-12 lbs as their smallest bird. If you'd like a smaller portion than that, we also sell just the turkey breast both prepared and unprepared. Those options should also be available through the online store. Thanks for reaching out. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop
11/22/2011 10:39:51 AM CST
nick says ...
we just need a very small turkey - what is the smallest size you have?
11/19/2011 10:33:08 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Donna It sounds like you need this information for allergy or medical reasons. In this case, it's best to consult your community Whole Foods Market. To reach them please follow the link below to obtain their contact information. The Meat Department at your store will be happy to chat with you about our Turkeys. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
11/11/2011 12:49:01 PM CST
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08/12/2012 2:24:33 AM CDT
Barbara Jolley says ...
What information is available on the handling of the turkeys, if they are free-range, and how humanely they are killed? Thank you.
11/25/2012 12:16:40 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BARBARA - You can find helpful information on one of our more recent blog posts at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/latest-gobble-turkeys-are-step-rated. You will then have the option of clicking on the site for further information on our GAP Rating Program.
11/26/2012 12:21:20 PM CST
Ruby says ...
Are your turkeys free range?
11/13/2013 5:41:50 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@RUBY - Since our turkey vendors differ between stores, check with your local store for details.
11/14/2013 12:43:37 PM CST
Irene Bahr says ...
Your turkey chart will not open or enlarge and therefore cannot be read. Please send. thaks.
11/20/2013 8:59:02 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@IRENE - Since this is an older post, I am unable to find a copy of the image. You can find all sorts of tips about turkeys on our website at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/bestholidayever/guide-to-turkey.
11/21/2013 3:03:52 PM CST
tink gibson says ...
where can I get a 25+ LB frozen turkey
11/21/2013 10:11:58 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@TINK - You can check online as to what is still available at your local store by checking online at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/online-ordering.
11/22/2013 5:14:55 PM CST
Silas says ...
Are your "free range" turkeys fresh or frozen? Is there thawing time required?
11/23/2013 11:31:47 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SILAS - Our vendors differ between store locations. Check with your local store to find out how the birds arrive.
11/26/2013 12:53:21 PM CST
Sarah Rosner says ...
I purchased a Pre-Brined Turkey from Whole Foods 2 Days ago. It appears to be packed in a double-plastic bag in its own juices; no extra liquid is apparent. Can I brine it again for 24 hours before roasting? Any special cooking instructions w a pre-brined bird? Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2013 1:33:05 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SARAH - I would suggest calling the store directly where you purchased your turkey. Since we have different vendors, the store will have the best recommendations!
11/26/2013 3:39:08 PM CST
david grossfeld says ...
I bought your pre brined fresh turkey three days ago for my thanksgiving dinner. I prepared it like all other turkeys every other year. I roasted the turkey for the appropriate time and when carving it, I discovered to my dismay the meat was pink like ham. I at first thought it was not cooked, and my guests had to wait while I put the turkey back into the oven. In fact, the meat was done but had a peculiar consistency. color and taste, more like ham! It also had a spicy flavor(like ham!) What gives?
11/28/2013 10:45:09 PM CST

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