Turkey Roasting Tips

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Remove the giblets and cook separately.
Set oven temperature no lower than 325°F.
Place turkey on rack in a shallow roasting pan.
For even cooking, bake stuffing in a separate casserole dish, versus in the bird. Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of the stuffing. The center should reach 165°F.
If you choose to stuff your turkey, the ingredients can be prepared ahead of time. Separate wet and dry ingredients, and chill wet ingredients (butter/margarine, cooked celery and onions, broth, etc.) until ready to prepare. Mix wet and dry ingredients together just before filling the turkey cavities. Fill the cavities loosely. Cook the turkey immediately. Use a food thermometer to make sure the center of the stuffing reaches 165°F.
Turkeys should be cooked to 165°F. To check for doneness in a whole turkey, insert a food thermometer in the thickest part of the inner thigh without touching the bone.
To check for doneness in a turkey breast, insert a food thermometer in the thickest part of the breast.
Let the turkey stand for 20 minutes before carving to allow juices to set. The turkey will carve more easily.

Free Tasting! Co-op Thanksgiving Sides


Stop by the Co-op to try a variety of ready to heat and eat delicious sides, including our vegan and gluten free offerings, quinoa and wild rice stuffing, tamari roasted brussels sprouts, orange-cranberry butternut squash, and Craig’s famous cranberry sauce, to name a few, along with traditional favorites!

Annual Stonewood Turkey Tasting


Stop by the Brattleboro Co-op and try our succulent Stonewood Turkey, along with some “need to have” deli sides! At the Brattleboro Food Co-op Demo Counter.

Free Holiday Tasting!


Sample our favorite Brattleboro Co-op-made side dishes and take them home for your holiday table. Many sides, pies and even full turkey dinners will be available in the BFC Deli Grab & Go cases throughout Thanksgiving week.  Sample and see for yourself what we offer on Monday, November 19, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm and Tuesday &Wednesday, November 20/21, 11am-1pm & 4-6pm.

The Great Turkey Tasting


The turkeys have begun to arrive! Sample one just out of the oven from Misty Knoll Farm and taste the goodness! FREE at the Brattleboro Co-op Demo Counter on Saturday November 17th, 2-6pm.