It's time to talk Turkey!

To order your turkey, visit our Central Services desk or call 206-329-1545.

We are very excited about the selection of Thanksgiving turkeys that we have for you to choose from this year! Our selection ranges from delicious, natural ACME turkeys, to American Heirloom birds from Diestel, to turkeys that are pasture-raised right here in Western Washington at Skagit River Ranch.  Supplies are limited, especially the heirloom turkeys and turkeys from Skagit River Ranch.

Our staff are ready to help you with your order at 206-329-1545.

Picking up your turkey

Stop by our Meat Department when you're doing your Thanksgiving shopping and give our staff your name - they will bring your turkey out to you!

Choose from Organic, Natural, Free-Range, and Heirloom birds.

This year, we're proud to offer:

  • Natural turkeys from Acme
  • Free-range, organic, and heirloom turkeys from Diestel. Diestel is a family-owned ranch in California where turkeys have plenty of room to roam and are fed low-fat vegetarian food.
  • Organic turkeys from Skagit River Ranch in Sedro Woolley, WA. (Supplies are limited!)

Turkey Prices

Acme Natural -  LIMITED SIZES

Diestel Pasture-Raised - LIMITED SIZES

Diestel Organic - SOLD OUT

Diestel Heirloom - LIMITED SIZES

Skagit River Ranch Organic - SOLD OUT







Need some help with side-dishes or Thanksgiving pies this year? Our Deli can help with house-made traditional favorites! Click here to see what our Deli is cooking up! We'll be open on Thanksgiving Day from 6am until 4pm for all your last-minute holiday needs.


Holiday tip: Have your Thanksgiving groceries delivered!

Make your holiday shopping a snap with Instacart! Shop our online store and schedule delivery up to a week in advance. Delivery is available daily, including 9am to 1pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Now through November 27, new Instacart users can take $20 off their first order of $35 or more from Central Co-op! To get the deal, just enter code CENTRALTHANKS at check out.



Cooking Your Turkey

The Co-op is stocked with numerous supplies, cooking pans, twine, cooking bags, basters, and much more. Check in the Meat department and in the Mercantile section across from Bulk.

How I Cook My Turkey
By Wayne, Meat & Seafood Manager

Brining your turkey helps it retain water

  1. Put the turkey in a 5-gallon bucket and cover it with cold water
  2. Dissolve a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of salt in it
  3. Leave for 24 hours
  4. Take out and pat dry
  5. Season turkey how you’d like, then tuck the wings underneath and loosely tie the legs together.

The helmet method helps keep in that moisture from brining during cooking

Cover the turkey breast with foil and follow the cooking times included with your turkey. If your oven’s big enough, then put the turkey in legs-first because the fatty dark meat can handle more heat. If not, cook it sideways and rotate it halfway through.

Important: One hour before the turkey is finished, take the foil (the helmet) off!

Check the temperature of the turkey with a digital thermometer. When the breast reaches 161° and the thighs and drumsticks are between 170° and 172°, take the turkey out. Put some foil over the turkey, but just sort of scrunch it over the top (wrapping it all the way around will cause the skin to get soggy.)

Finally, just let it sit like that for 20 to 30 minutes. It will continue to cook about 5° more, and give you time to prep your sides before dinner is served.



Date: Tuesday November 01, 2016

Category: In The Co-op

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