General Discussion 23

Organic vs. heritage vs. free range turkeys - worth the extra cost?

luggage512 | Nov 19, 200911:56 AM

I've searched the boards and have yet to find a consensus on whether organic, free range, or heritage birds are worth the extra cost over a 99 cent/lb. frozen Butterball, assuming all other things are equal in terms of preparation and cooking. My local Costco (in Austin, TX) sells fresh Foster Farms organic turkey under the Coastal Range brand for $2.29 lb. -- heritage birds from a local farm typically sell for around $6/lb. I'd like to get some opinions from people who have tried various kinds of turkey as to whether it's worth paying two or three times the price for your holiday bird.

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