Thank you for choosing Greenacres for your Thanksgiving plans.
Our turkeys are humanely raised on our pastures in Cincinnati and live a healthy life making for a better and more nutritious product. If you would like to learn more about how Greenacres raises turkeys, click here.
Do you have questions about how to place your reservation?
Why can’t I choose a specific weight for my turkey?
Because our turkeys are raised outdoors on our farm, their sizes can vary significantly year-to-year. When we bring the turkeys back from the butcher, we sort them by size and make a determination on what weights will fall into each bracket (small, medium, large, x-large). We do our very best to provide you with a turkey as close to your expectations as possible, but can make no guarantees on the final sizes of our birds.
How do I pay my $20 deposit?
Online payment is available for deposits this year! Click here to make your reservation and pay your deposit by credit card. We are also happy to take your $20 deposit in person at the Farmstore, using cash, credit, or your CSA card.
What is your process for filling turkey orders?
Turkeys and pickup times will be offered to customers in the order in which we receive their pre-order. Customers who complete their pre-order early will get first access to their preferred turkey size and pickup time.
When will I pick up my turkey?
1-hour assigned pickup time windows will be available the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week (November 21, 22, and 23). We do not have any turkeys available before November 21st. We will contact you via email in early November to schedule your pickup date and time.
What size turkey do I need?
In general, a small turkey will feed 4-6 people, a medium for 7-10, a large for 11-14, and an XL for 15+ people however we are big fans of leftovers! We recommend erring on the side of having more leftovers to share, rather than not having enough to go around.
What can I expect at pickup?
Within your assigned pickup window, you will arrive at the Farmstore (8255 Spooky Hollow Road) and be greeted by a Greenacres staff member. They will retrieve your turkey and any other pre-ordered items, and assist you with checkout. We accept cash and credit card. The Farmstore will also be open for in-person shopping, with our full selection of 100% grassfed beef, pastured pork, chicken, eggs, vegetables and flowers. Curbside-only pickup will also be available, just let your staff member know when you arrive. Please keep in mind this process may change due to Covid restrictions, and we will let you know via email of any changes.
Do I need to prepare this turkey any differently because it’s fresh and pasture raised?
Nope! Your turkey will be fresh, so no thawing is necessary. Prepare as you would any other turkey (but it’s going to taste better!). For basic oven roasting, plan on 13 minutes per pound at 350º, until the thickest portion reaches an internal temperature of 165º
What if I need to cancel or change my order?
We do our best to accommodate these situations, but please keep in mind that changes may not be possible. Please get in touch with us so we can find the best solution for you. If you need to cancel, let us know ASAP so we can offer your turkey to another customer, and we will refund your deposit.
What about vegetables, flowers and eggs?
We will have a wide assortment of vegetables available for your feast! Sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, greens, fresh herbs and more, as well as fresh flower bouquets and pasture raised eggs. In mid-November we will email you a list of everything we will have available, with the option to pre-order.
A note about feathers
The turkey you typically buy at the grocery store has been bred to have white feathers, a genetic trait selected so feathers aren’t as visible after butchering. These type of selective breeding practices can come at the expense of overall turkey health and flavor. Choosing turkeys with genetic traits closer to their wild ancestors means that our turkeys have bronze feathers, but are better suited to thrive outdoors and have great flavor. These bronze feathers may occasionally be visible on the turkey you bring home – simply remove before cooking.