Feature Nov 15 Market

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Free Range Turkeys
• Fed corn & grain, no animal protein.
• Grown in free-range conditions and without antibiotics, hormones, or artificial growth stimulants.

Thanksgiving Meal OptionsOrganic Turkeys
Diestel® & Shelton’s Turkey
• Fed 100% organically grown grain and corn, with no animal by-products.
• Grown in free-range conditions and without antibiotics, hormones, or artificial growth stimulants.

Organic American Heirloom Turkeys
Diestel “Old Fashioned” Turkeys
• Raised with extra care, sustainably farmed and humanely raised

Beeler’s All Natural Hams
• Bone-in or boneless
• Sliced or unsliced
• No nitrates or nitrites added except those naturally occuring in sea salt and celery powder.

All turkeys sold at Marlene’s are flash-frozen (hams are sold fresh) and are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. We do not reserve turkeys. Prices vary by weight and category. Shop early for the best selection!

Turkey Tips
• For frozen turkeys, the safest defrosting method is the refrigerator, but it may take 4-5 days for a 20-pound turkey to fully defrost, so plan ahead!

• Cooking times vary according to whether turkey is fresh or frozen. For a fully-defrosted bird, plan on about 20 minutes per pound at 350 °F. An unfrozen, fresh bird will need about 10 to 15 minutes per pound to cook.

• Rub the bird with butter or olive oil and salt and pepper and cover to prevent over-browning.

• Turkeys don’t cook well when over-stuffed. Fill but don’t stuff the cavity with vegetables and fresh herbs, making the stuffing in a separate casserole dish. Many cooks create two or more dressings – one using giblets that come with the turkey, and another for vegan or vegetarian guests.

• Remove cover about 45 minutes before it’s done so the skin turns nice and golden-brown.

• Turkey is fully done when a leg pulls off easily, but if you aren’t sure, remove the turkey from the oven and insert a thermometer. Your turkey should be 165 °F.

• Let the bird rest before carving. Now is the time to make gravies, heat side dishes, toss salads, etc. The turkey can sit for 30-45 minutes without losing much heat.

Vegan Thanksgiving

Meat-Free Alternatives

Field Roast Celebration Roast®
These Northwest-made, GMO-free vegetarian roasts are filled sausage-style with butternut squash, apples, and mushrooms, then wrapped in cotton netting and simmered to perfection. A consistent favorite with Marlene’s customers!

Turtle Island Tofurky®
This popular pre-cooked vegetarian feast is made in the Northwest from a tofu-wheat blend. Tofurky Feasts come with one roast, giblet gravy, wild rice and whole wheat bread stuffing, tofurky jurkey wishstix, and a piece of organic chocolate cake from Amy’s – all verified to be free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).