Goffle Road Poultry Farm: FAQ

Fresh Killed Poultry, Turkeys, Chickens, Specialty Game Meats, Eggs & More!!!

Fresh live poultry and egg farm, adhering to free range poultry methods.

Q: How much does fresh killed turkey cost?
A: $2.89 per pound live weight.
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Q: What is live weight?
A: This means the turkey is live, weighed and processed fresh for you.
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Q: How long can I wait before I order?
A: It is recommended that you place your order as soon as possible, since we can run out of specific sizes as it gets closer to the holiday.
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Q: What is the last day I can order?
A: One week before the holiday.
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Q: What size turkey do I need?
A: It is recommended that you get 1 lb per person if you do not want leftovers. If you want left overs, it is suggested 1 - 1/2 lb per person. The exceptions are that a 10 -12 lb turkey is only recommended for a maximum of 5 - 6 people and a 24 - 29 lb turkey will yield more than a larger turkey when this formula is used.
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Q: What is the range of sizes available?
A: Turkeys are available from as small as 10 lbs to as large as 40 lbs. Orders are taken in 2 lbs increments, for example, 10 - 12 lbs, 16 - 18 lbs or 22 - 24 lbs.
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Q: Why will a 24 - 28 lb turkey yield more than a larger turkey?
A: Because all turkeys below 28 lbs are hens (Female Turkeys). Hens have more Breast Meat than their comparable male counterpart. Therefore the yield is greatly improved.
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Q: Doesn't Fresh Killed have a game flavor in the meat?
A: Yes, it is true that fresh killed will have a chewy, gamely texture when cooked within 24 hours of being processed. It is recommended that a bird tenderize (hang) for a minimum of 1 day before cooking it. It is also suggested that you wait 2 - 4 days to cook a bird after it is processed if you want a totally soft, succulent piece of meat.
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Q: What is better, a Hen or a Tom?
A: Since this company believes hens are the best yield, we will only have hens below 28 lbs. It is almost impossible to have a hen above 30 lbs, so anything above 30 lbs will be a tom. It should be noted that toms share the same advantage of having a large full breast over 30 lbs.
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Q: What are your store hours?
A: The Farm/Retail store is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, throughout the year. Thanksgiving week the store is open on Sunday from 10:00AM-5:00PM, Monday and Tuesday from 8:00AM-8:00PM, and Wednesday from 8:00AM-5:00PM.
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Q: Can I get a chilled turkey?
A: Yes, if you preorder, you can ask for it to be chilled and we will have it chilled when you pick it up.
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Q: When should I pick up my turkey?
A: We recommend early in the week since fresh killed turkey does require a minimum of two (2) days to naturally tenderize. However, if you do not have room in your refrigerator to store it, we can do it for you. Just ask to have it processed earlier. Turkey can be picked up as early as Sunday, and are guaranteed to be good on thanksgiving day.
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Q: When is the store the least crowded?
A: Generally, throughout the year, customers are serviced quickly during the week with some delays on the weekends. During holiday periods, with extended hours, there is virtually no wait after 6 PM, with Monday night being the best.
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Q: Can I call and make changes to my order that week?
A: NO!! If you need to change something that week please just come in and tell us the change in person even at the time of sale. You can even change sizes and pickup day in person the day you want it. All changes will be honored that week, however it may be impossible to reach us by telephone, as telphone lines are congested that week.
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Q: How do I cook a turkey?
A: See our cooking instructions on this site
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Q: How do I store a turkey?
A: It is strongly recommended that you maintain an environment under 35 degree until the bird is cooked.
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Q: How big of a turkey will fit in a conventional 30" oven?
A: Up to 30 lbs.
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Q: Are your turkeys organic?
A: NO!! Our turkeys are all natural meaning fresh killed, free range, steroid free and preservative free. This is approximately one level down from organic.
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Q: What is the range of sizes available in turkeys?
A: Turkeys range begtween 10 lbs and 40 lbs. Orders are taken with a 2 lb variable, for example, 10 - 12 lbs, 18 - 20 lbs and 24 - 26 lbs. We can circle a preferred size.
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Q: What are your Thanksgiving week hours
A: Thanksgiving week hours
Sunday:        10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday:        8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday:       8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday:  8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Thursday:      Closed
Friday:           9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Regular Hours)
Saturday:      9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Regular Hours)