FAQ Taking Thanksgiving Orders 2022
What kind of turkeys do you sell?
Our turkeys are ALL NATURAL and PASTURE RAISED. Broad Breasted Whites. We have been selling the same turkeys for over 40 years. We find it to be the best eating turkey, compared to any other turkey. Weather permitting, they’re raised in pastures (aka free range & grass fed) and also eat natural grains. They are FREE of hormones and antibiotics.
Turkey Feed / Diet / Organic?
Our ALL NATURAL PASTURED RAISED turkeys are fed an ALL NATURAL grain diet. Organic feed, in bulk, is unfortunately not readily available to us, at this time. However it is something we are seriously working towards, for the near future.
Do you raise the turkeys?
Hemlock Hill Farm has been working with York Springs Farm in York Spring PA, for over 36yrs. This farm specializes in raising turkeys naturally. They start them as pullets in the Summer. Hemlock Hill Farm finishes raising them in the Fall.
Size Range vs. Exact Weight?
Our turkeys are sold FRESH. We offer a 3lb size range to choose from, as we can’t promise an exact weight. The process of selecting the appropriate turkey for processing, is not an exact science, and done within 24 hours or LESS of your reserved pick up day. That's why we ask you to choose a certain size range & PICK UP DAY. 99% of the time we will be able to give you the weight you want, in the range you reserve.
Suggested size range gauge?
We suggest 1.5 to 2.5lbs per person. It could be LESS if you and your guest are light meat eaters, serving a lot of sides or have another main dish. Or it could be MORE if you want a lot of left overs.
Refridgerating / Keeping Turkey
Our Turkeys are processed the day before your pick up. We suggest you pick up your FRESH turkey, no longer then 5 days prior to cooking, to guarantee freshness. It’s important to keep your turkey at a consistent temperature of 32 degrees F. If you’re low on fridge space, we suggest packing you turkey on ice in a cooler. This could be considered even better then a fridge.
If you are brining your turkey, we suggest giving yourself 24-48 hours for that process.
Yes, our 2 smaller size ranges (11-14lbs or 15-18lbs) fit in deep fryers
Yes. We will have an abundance, in our farm store to purchase. Available in 1lb packs. Sorry, but we're NOT able to take pre-orders/reservations for these items.
We understand plans change, if you need to cancel your order you may do so by calling us at 914-737-2810 x3. Cancellations must be received on or before November 10th in order to receive your full deposit back.
Pick Up Date & Changing It
Please make sure you mark down your reservation pick up date. Your FRESH turkey will only be available to you on that day. We understand that plans can change. If you need to change your pick up date, please call (914) 737-2810 at least two weeks before your scheduled pick up. If you don’t reach a live person during our store hours, please leave your entire name and contact number with your message, on our answering machine.
We require a $30 deposit to reserve your items and will be taken off the final order total. We accept Master Card, Visa, Discover, and CASH.