Need a Turkey? Buy Locally at Turkeyville

By: Alyssa Fenske Email
By: Alyssa Fenske Email

"The turkeys are the best you can get around here," said customer Donna Schulte.

Have you bought your turkey yet? You might have a hard time finding a fresh Butterball turkey this year; but it's created an opportunity for you to buy local.

A shortage of fresh Butterball turkeys means better business for the Cornwell's Turkeyville in Marshall.

"We have a lot of em so we'll make up for that shortage," said Patti Cornwell, Owner.

Butterball says it's only shipping out half as many large, fresh, never frozen turkeys to retailers this year. The shortage is because supplying farmers had a hard time getting the birds to gain weight.

Luckily Turkeyville didn't have that problem. Specializing in thirty-five pounders, it's the small ones that don't last long.

"We get a little more limited on the small ones, We had some eleven, twelve pounds, but they sold out. We do have 13 pound ones though," said Cornwell.

Cornwell expects to sell more than four-hundred fresh turkeys by Thanksgiving, and she's already sold over half.

"Our turkeys are all farm grown. No preservatives, additives, growth hormones, or anything."

Because there's nothing added, that's why some families are choosing Turkeyvilles fresh over frozen,

"We just decided that this would probably be healthier so we thought we would try it," said customer Jerri Yokom.

"The turkeys are the best you can get around here," said customer Donna Schulte.

Here's some turkey cooking facts:
-Your turkey should be a pound per person
-Cook it about 15 minutes per pound
-Cornwell suggests cooking the turkey upside-down to trap the moisture in the white meat.


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