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This year we will have a refrigerated truck in our upper parking lot, with staff members manning check out tables to assist you in retrieving your turkey. If you’re picking up a ham, you will do so inside the store with the retail staff.
Please note your pickup date chosen when your deposit was paid.
Picking up your Thanksgiving order at Hickory Nut Gap Farm.
This year we will have a refrigerated truck backed up to our Big Barn, with staff members manning check out tables to assist you in retrieving your bird! When you purchased your deposit you indicated your chosen pickup date, please notify us as soon as possible of any changes.
The staff members will take your name, check our master list, get your preferred size range, and find a turkey that is as close to your preference, as selected when you made your reservation, from our existing stock. Our stated size request policy at the time of your deposit purchase: your chosen range is an approximate. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee a weight range, we can only do our very best to accommodate your request or get close to it.
After your bird has been selected, we will check you out right there and deduct your deposits from the total. The turkeys will be in large plastic bags, secured with a tie, feel free if you deem it necessary to bring a large cooler, cooler bag. If you want to go into the store for more shopping, you can drop your bird off at your vehicle upon conclusion of payment and head to the farm store- we’ll be open to help you get stocked up!
All turkeys will be fresh* and ready for you to cook.
*Please note that turkeys may have been previously frozen.
PREPARATION & COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
TURKEY BRINING INSTRUCTIONS
Yield: This produces 1 gallon, which should be adequate to submerge a smaller bird up to 12 pounds. For a larger bird up to 20 pounds, double the entire recipe water included.
1/3 cup kosher salt
½ cup granulated sugar or brown sugar
Small handful of aromatics(garlic cloves, thyme sprigs, whole peppercorns, bay leaves, lemon or orange zest)
TURKEY COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
HAM WARMING INSTRUCTIONS
Your ham is cured and fully cooked, ready to eat. You can let the ham come up to room temp and serve sliced at table, or you can heat it with a glaze of your choice.
When using a glaze:
When warming up to serve un-glazed with a demi-glace or sauce on the side, follow above instructions excluding the glaze step, leaving the foil on the entire process to maintain moisture.
Every Thanksgiving season, the Fairview Farm raises hundreds of pasture-raised turkeys for the holidays. These birds can be reserved in advance with a deposit and picked up from the farm the week prior to Thanksgiving.