Despite 2020’s challenges, it’s the first Thanksgiving in our new store and we’re working hard to serve you a bigger, better, one-of-a-kind offering: from quality traditional fixings to mouth-watering cultural twists.
Let’s talk turkey.
Mary’s Organic and Mary’s non-GMO turkeys are now available at the co-op. The turkeys are merchandised in the fresh meat cooler and available first come, first served. So, shop early if you want to have the best selection of sizes!
Don’t need an entire bird? We realize gatherings will be null or smaller this year, so if you don’t want to tackle an entire turkey, we will have bone-in breasts available. Our skilled meat department staff will be cutting whole turkeys and offering individual legs, wings, etc. closer the holiday, depending on supply.
To accompany your turkey, keep an eye out for new stuffing mixes and brine kits from Bill Baron’s Specialty Foods. The brine kits include flavorful blends such as apple-sage, zip-top bags, herb rubs and illustrated instructions. Brining is a great way to get juicy, tender turkey every time!
Other holiday meat options include Beeler’s Bone-in hams and spiral cut boneless hams. If you’d prefer a meatless feast, we’ve got you covered with a variety of plant-based holiday roasts from Tofurky, Quorn and Field Roast.
What if you skipped cooking?!
Imagine a Thanksgiving with no pots and pans to wash! If you were to skip cooking altogether, our cooks have come up with a feast that all you need to do is heat. Our prepared food offering will be a take on traditional Thanksgiving ingredients with a culturally-diverse palate. The following items will be pre-packaged in various sizes a la carte in the salad bar wells on Monday–Wednesday of Thanksgiving week, November 23–25:
- Korean Braised Chicken Chicken legs marinated in bulgogi sauce, slow-cooked in dashi; a fall-off-the-bone delicious broth situation.
- Thai Green Beans Seasoned with lemongrass, lime leaf, and chiles.
- House-fermented Cranberry Sauce Made with organic cranberries from Bandon, OR.
- Roasted Root Vegetables Agrodolce Organic carrots, parsnips, celeriac, butternut squash and onions with an Italian sweet & sour sauce.
Displayed alongside these items will be house-made Pumpkin Brioche Dinner Rolls and Cheese Straws. Is your mouth watering yet?
Do NOT skip dessert!
We are now taking pre-orders for house-made pies with whole grain einkorn crust. Stop by our kitchen’s service counter on your next shopping trip to order the following:
- Maple Walnut Brown Butter Tart Like classic pecan pie, but better!
- Pumpkin Pie Made with organic pumpkin, sweetened with a small amount of honey.
Perfect Beer & Wine Pairings
Beaujolais Nouveau is arguably the BEST wine for Thanksgiving dinner! We’ll be stocked up on these fruity, not-too-tannic French wine that is easy-drinking and will not intrude on any of the food flavors you might have on the table. Another option, have you tried orange wine? White wine grapes ferment with grape skins on, giving the wine a golden-straw-like to amber color. The skin-contact gives white wines bigger, bolder red wine characteristics; the perfect amount of acid and tannin for a heavy meal.
As for beer, you can’t go wrong with crisp pilsners and pale ales to complement your meal, while our seasonal porters and stouts make for a rich after-dinner treat and pair perfectly with our Maple Walnut Brown Butter Tart!
See you soon!
This is just a snapshot of the co-op’s holiday offerings. We’ll of course be fully loaded with organic and local cranberries, potatoes, brussels sprouts and more fresh produce. Make sure to peruse our specialty cheese cooler for old favorites and new delights. We hope you’ll find everything on your list and then some!
Remember: everyone is welcome to shop every day at the co-op and if you’re a co-op owner, you can save 10% on a shopping trip when you stock up this month. We thank you for your wonderful support as we wouldn’t be here in this awesome new store thriving in the midst of a pandemic without YOU!
Please note: we will be closed on Thanksgiving so our awesome staff who make all these Thanksgiving offerings happen can relax and enjoy time with loved ones. We hope you have a safe and delicious holiday!