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It’s Turkey Lurkey Time! Where to buy a fresh turkey in Pittsburgh

Yes, you can buy a bird that was raised near the ‘Burgh

by Amanda Reed
November 10, 2021

Turkeys aren’t the most majestic bird. But compared to ravens and eagles (which we can’t support for sports-related reasons), turkeys represent all that is good about the spirit of Pittsburgh. They will fight you. They can run and fly very fast, just like our own local athletes. They are resilient. They also, unfortunately, happen to be very tasty, with 46 million turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving alone.

Keep in mind that fewer turkeys are being processed this year, so you’ll need to get your orders in as soon as possible. Prices may be higher due to demand, and you may have to compromise on the size of your bird this year. 

Whether you’re celebrating with your family or chowing down alone, we have gathered all the local places you can pick up a turkey just in time for Thanksgiving.

You can keep these places in mind for your winter holiday celebrations as well.

Walnut Hill Farm

Turkey pickup is on Nov. 23 from 2 to 8 p.m. Email [email protected], or contact them on social media to check their availability.

Walnut Hill Farm

J.L. Kennedy Meat Stand

To order a fresh turkey, call the farm at 724-898-2316. You can pick up your turkey Saturday, Nov. 20, or Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 5 to 10 a.m. 

Farmers’ Market Coop of East Liberty

  • 📍 344 N. Sheridan Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • ☎️ Phone: 724-898-2316/412-661-1875
  • 🔗 Website: fhttps://farmersmarketcooperativeofeastliberty.com/vendor/j-l-kennedy-meat-stand/

Jones Turkey Farm

Order your turkey online, and Jones Turkey Farm will call to confirm your holiday order. Thanksgiving pickup for a Frosty Fresh Turkey is Nov. 22 through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jones Turkey Farm

  • 📍 240 Jones Rd., Cabot, PA 16023
  • ☎️ Phone: 724-352-0063/724-352-2450

🔗 Website: jonesturkeyfarm.com

Wholey’s Fish Market

Wholey’s is taking turkey preorders now. The turkeys arrive on Monday, Nov. 15, and can be picked up any time after that. Place an order by calling in for a guaranteed turkey or stop in and talk to the meat department. Place your order by Nov. 20.

Wholey’s Fish Market

  • 📍 1711 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • ☎️ Phone: 412-391-3737
  • Website: wholey.com

Strip District Meats

Fresh, never frozen turkeys from Loag’s Corner Farm, in Elverson, Pennsylvania, can be picked up in the Strip District Meats store between Saturday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 24, during regular business hours.

You can place your order on their website. A deposit is not required unless purchasing a Turducken.

Strip District Meats

  • 📍 2123 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • ☎️ Phone: 412-391-1762

🔗 Website: stripdistrictmeats.com

East End Food Coop

The East End Food Coop has several free range, organic turkey options. Choices from several national brands include fresh turkey breast from Mary’s and frozen turkeys from Ferndale Market and Organic Prairie. 

Turkeys from Birch Creek Farmery are arriving the week of Nov. 15 and will be available on the shelf, so make sure you head in-store to pick one up.

East End Food Coop

  • 📍 7516 Meade St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208
  • ☎️ Phone: 412-242-3598
  • 🔗 Website: eastendfood.coop

Harvie Farms

Fresh and frozen turkeys are available from two farms this year — Clarion River Organics and Sensenig Poultry LLC. Place your order by Nov. 15 to receive a turkey in your box in time for Thanksgiving. Frozen turkeys are delivered the week before Thanksgiving and fresh turkeys are delivered on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. To purchase, head to the signup page

Harvie Farms

  • 📍 Delivery Only
  • ☎️ Phone: 412-567-3864
  • 🔗 Website: harvie.farm

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Meet Harvie Farms! Take a listen to our interview with the founder of Harvie Farms, Simon Huntley to learn more about how they are making it easy to have local produce delivered.

Harvie Farms Pittsburgh

This story was originally published in 2020 and has been updated for the 2021 holiday season by Cassidy Swanson. 

📸 Photo by Alison Marras on Unsplash

Amanda Reed is a Pittsburgh-based journalist who mostly makes dumb jokes on Twitter @reedkat_ . Her work has appeared in Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh City Paper, the Riveter Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings and the Pittsburgh Current. She proudly owns multiple faux fur coats and really loves opossums.

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