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JD Farms Turkeys

eatrustic | Oct 4, 2012 01:55 PM

Time to buy a bird and I've never tried the JD Farms turkey. They are right in the top range price-wise and I was wondering if anyone has had them in the past? (We're talking the classic Thanksgiving/Christmas turkey preparation here.)

When you see them next to lower priced turkeys there is no comparison as they look much fuller and "pinker".
I've always bought whatever fresh turkey looked best in the past (often a loss leader special at the supermarket) and after careful brining and cooking I'm usually pretty pleased with the result so this is my effort to back away from a factory style bird.

Or, is there another brand if I'm going to consider going over $60 for a 12 pounder? I'd like to support local but it isn't a deal breaker if there is something better at this price point. I'm sure there are a bunch of limited edition babies that are already sold out by this late date so hopefully nothing too esoteric that I need to chase all over town for....

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