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turkey prices

local turkey farm i go to its 65 bucks this year for a 16 pounder. local market basket is 11 dollars. 
fukahwee maine

you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,947
    What is your conclusion so I can concur or disagree?
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,666
    edited November 2020
    Does the local farm give you the bird alive, or dressed and ready to cook?
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    What is your conclusion so I can concur or disagree?

    one of those is not 54 dollars more bettah :o  its about double the price from the last few years. maybe the turkey jerker needed a raise or caught covid, yes thats a thing and im assuming thats a job thats hard to fill
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    Does the local farm give you the bird alive, or dressed and ready to cook?

    this is dressed. roasted its 102 dollars
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,666
    Does the local farm give you the bird alive, or dressed and ready to cook?

    this is dressed. roasted its 102 dollars
    Yikes!  I should raise Turkeys.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    Does the local farm give you the bird alive, or dressed and ready to cook?

    this is dressed. roasted its 102 dollars
    Yikes!  I should raise Turkeys.

    even at that price there will be a half hour plus wait in line unless covid plays ts part
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,472
    I always stock up on a few small frozen turkeys this time of year. Our local grocer will normally run them @ $0.99 a pound. The family usually gets a "name brand" bird for the holiday feast. Honestly I like the bargain birds. They only taste bad if I mess it up. 
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    SciAggie said:
    I always stock up on a few small frozen turkeys this time of year. Our local grocer will normally run them @ $0.99 a pound. The family usually gets a "name brand" bird for the holiday feast. Honestly I like the bargain birds. They only taste bad if I mess it up. 

    .69 at the local grocer right now, maybe buy the xmas bird as well
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,472
    @fishlessman $0.69 is pretty cheap protein.
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven. LSG 24” cabinet offset smoker. There are a few paella pans and a Patagonia cross in the barn. A curing chamber for bacterial transformation of meats...
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    SciAggie said:
    @fishlessman $0.69 is pretty cheap protein.

    theres some crazy prices right now, picking up a few cans of coffee this morning and eggs are 1.11 per dozen
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • jetman96jetman96 Posts: 123
    Kroger has $0.33/lb with $25 purchase, starting tomorrow. Local farm is $3/lb, dressed.
    Cincinnati, OH
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,947
    We are so poor after Trump lost the election we're just going to have some very diluted turkey broth that we will be dipping our fingers in to eat.  Also having to sell about 7 chainsaws and everything we own as I lost my job mere hours after the MSM announced the election.  Except I'm keeping my guns, of course.  Not going to be happy living in the cardboard box, especially SWMBO.  Giving a lot of consideration moving to some place like Hawaii or Alaska where they don't have a liberal president.  I'm going to discuss it with everyone on Parler where people are smart and the buffalo don't roam, if ya get my drift.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    after seeing a dozen eggs for $1.11, ive decided i can eat some and throw the rest. cant afford cement milkshakes =)
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,947
    after seeing a dozen eggs for $1.11, ive decided i can eat some and throw the rest. cant afford cement milkshakes =)

    Eggs are good for dogs.  Problem solved.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,803
    after seeing a dozen eggs for $1.11, ive decided i can eat some and throw the rest. cant afford cement milkshakes =)
    Last time I looked they were 99¢ a doz at Aldi. Not exactly "farm fresh" though. Kinda pale yellow.

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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 11,351
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  • QDudeQDude Posts: 976
    Generic turkeys here in Colorado are 57 cents per pound at King Soopers (Kroger).

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  • QDude said:
    Generic turkeys here in Colorado are 57 cents per pound at King Soopers (Kroger).
    My Kings had them for 57 cents/lb too for their Kroger brand but they were all huge and around 18+ lbs. I ended up picking up a 14 lb butterball for $1.99 a lb which was the smallest i could find. I'm thinking our crowd will be very small this year so I just could get myself to get one that big. I love leftovers but it seems the small ones are going fast this year. I'm guessing most people won't be having big crowds but I could be wrong.
    Parker, Colorado
  • maybe consider a utility turkey......might get a third leg  =)
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  • SciAggie said:
    I always stock up on a few small frozen turkeys this time of year.
    I saw an article that turkey producers were worried that because of COVID, people were planning smaller gatherings/groups, which means people will be buying smaller turkeys or perhaps just turkey breasts.   Not sure what this means to overall prices.

    Raleigh, NC
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,269
    rekameohs said:
    SciAggie said:
    I always stock up on a few small frozen turkeys this time of year.
    I saw an article that turkey producers were worried that because of COVID, people were planning smaller gatherings/groups, which means people will be buying smaller turkeys or perhaps just turkey breasts.   Not sure what this means to overall prices.

    I was in Aldi yesterday and the only Butterball turkeys they had left must have been 17+ pounds. Not that I was complaining any. 
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  • A farmer/small processor near me is getting $5/lb.  He can't keep up with the demand.  I could almost understand it if it was a heritage breed but for a broad breasted white?  I'll pass, thanks.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    A farmer/small processor near me is getting $5/lb.  He can't keep up with the demand.  I could almost understand it if it was a heritage breed but for a broad breasted white?  I'll pass, thanks.

    the expensive farm here its broad breasted white as well. more breast meat than what i see at the grocery but still
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Does the local farm give you the bird alive, or dressed and ready to cook?

    this is dressed. roasted its 102 dollars
    WHHHAAATT??? I'd be eating two BIG tomahawk steaks for that price!
    Napoleon Prestige Pro 665, XL BGE, Lots of time for BBQ!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    the farm down the street is down to 30 pounds and larger right now. a 30 pounder goes for 122.00 dollars and the line outside is a 3 hour wait. people are insane
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 1,066
    I paid $83 bucks for a 13 pound Diestel Organic turkey. Not that price sensitive for something I buy 1-2 per year.
    Mountain View, CA
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,483
    $4/lb from local butcher for a fresh bird here
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    dmourati said:
    I paid $83 bucks for a 13 pound Diestel Organic turkey. Not that price sensitive for something I buy 1-2 per year.
    its just the typical broad breasted white found in every supermarket for under a buck a pound. would you drive for three hours in a covid line down a country road for it :D
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Picked up free range never frozen "premium turkey" from local butcher.  $63 for 18lb.  Not sure of breed and realize free range is not all it is cracked up to be, but I like it is not injected with anything, especially salt solution.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,947
    I'm not suggesting anyone here will overcook their Turkey, but it's almost a shame that people will spend big bucks on these boutique turkeys and ruin them by overcooking, then go back to serving up Stouffers frozen lasagna etc the rest of the year.
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