Fresh, Local, Free Range Turkeys

Once you’ve tried one of our Free-Range Turkeys, there’s just no going back!  Always moist, succulent and delicious, and worthy of the spotlight at the center of your festive feast – expect compliments!

Besides taste and quality, our turkeys are ethically raised, locally right here in the Fraser Valley.  Trevor and Donna Allen have been long-time family friends, and raise our turkeys on their farm in Chilliwack.  Skye-Hi Farms is not your typical farm operation by any stretch.  Trevor’s old fashion farming style gives his flocks freedom to roam outdoors on open pasture the way nature intended. No Medications.  No Antibiotics.  And No Steroids or added Hormones*.  All this adds up to the best turkeys available here in the lower mainland and beyond. Try one yourself to know!  Click to order

*Canadian Govt. regulations prohibit the use of growth hormones in raising poultry

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 Trev delivers our turkeys to each of our stores himself, ensuring they are as fresh as possible (Yes, he’s the farmer and the delivery driver as well!).  The birds are sold in two size ranges: 11 to 14 lbs, and 15 to 19 lbs.  Though we can’t guarantee exact sizing when you place an order, (we are subject to what Mother Nature provides) we always do our best to provide you with a turkey that’s as close as possible to your size request.

Here’s some guidelines for servings for each turkey size range.  Please keep in mind that # of servings does not take into account left overs, so if you are counting on turkey sandwiches… be sure to take that into account :- )

Number of servings per turkey size range:

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Cooking instructions?  We got them too!

Our Fresh Free Range Turkeys generally cook 20% faster than conventional, or previously frozen birds due to their freshness and higher moisture content in the meat fibres, part of what makes them so tender and tasty.  Below are some cooking time guidelines.  Note: A meat thermometer should always be used to ensure that the internal temperature in thickest part of the thigh reaches 170F before serving.

Oven Roasting Chart

Learn more about Skye-Hi Farms:  http://skyehifarms.com/About_Us.html

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Discussion 6 comments

Trish Pitzel says:

We would like two fresh Turkeys. One small size and the other a medium size. We would like to pick up the small turkey today if possible. Thank you.

Meridian Meats says:

Hi Trish,
Would you mind letting us know which store you would like to place the order for and also a contact phone number to reach you?

Thank you!

Leta McCallum says:

Once I pick up my fresh turkey, can I keep it in the fridge until I cook it on Xmas day?
If I get it on Dec 18, it will be in my fridge for 8 days? That seems like a long time.
Thank you.

dylan says:

Hi Leta,

We wouldn’t recommend keeping your turkey in the fridge for 8 days. In fact, our turkeys won’t be available for pick-up until Thursday, December 21st.

Thanks for reaching out!
-Dylan at Meridian

Danielle says:

Hi,

I am looking to order a fresh Turkey but we aren’t planning on cooking it until Boxing day and the online pre-order only allows pre-order pick up until Christmas eve at 3pm, and nothing later. If I pick it up then will it be ok to cook on the 26th? I would prefer to cook it the same day. Please let me know if there is another way to pre-order a Large Fresh Turkey for pickup in the morning on Boxing day so I can cook it the same day. Thanks so much.

dylan says:

Hi Danielle,
Thanks for reaching out! If you pickup your fresh turkey on Christmas Eve with plans to cook it on Boxing Day, the turkey will be fine to cook as long as you have kept it refrigerated.

Unfortunately, we are closed for Christmas and Boxing Day to give our staff a chance to be with their families for more than just one day, so we cannot provide you with a turkey pick-up option on Boxing Day.

Sincerely,
Dylan at Meridian

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