Notices

Not so "Fresh Market"!

Old 11-22-2016, 04:07 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: On The Razors Edge
Posts: 10,152
Likes: 0
Received 1,202 Likes on 575 Posts
Default Not so "Fresh Market"!

Wife ordered two "FRESH" turkeys from Fresh Market for today and she and my son go to pick them up. Gal brings them out in a cart and right to the car, get them home and, yes, they are FROZEN!!


Carry on!
Old 11-22-2016, 04:38 PM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lewes, DE
Posts: 10,818
Received 2,919 Likes on 1,549 Posts
Default

The one near me must have had their seafood delivery go bad. big brown spots in all the fish and the area smelled like death. They still put it out for sale.
Old 11-22-2016, 04:57 PM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 12,715
Received 8,575 Likes on 4,553 Posts
Default

Did she order fresh specifically or organic? Was in the one here a few days ago and they had frozen organic in the case.
Old 11-22-2016, 04:59 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Middle Sound, NC
Posts: 8,350
Received 1,455 Likes on 932 Posts
Default

It was fresh when it was frozen..
Old 11-22-2016, 05:27 PM
  #5  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The Great Sanctuary State of New Jersey
Posts: 2,535
Received 2,528 Likes on 1,312 Posts
Default

Check the date on it. I bought a frozen turkey once that was 5 years old, because I didn't check the date.
Old 11-22-2016, 05:34 PM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 7,680
Likes: 0
Received 1,053 Likes on 697 Posts
Default

How "frozen" was it. The rules allow it to be crunchy frozen but not bowling ball frozen. They want it as close to 32f as they can get without being a brick.The "fresh" ones at the grocery store sit in the chill case long enough to be soft but they were crunchy when they came off the truck.
Old 11-22-2016, 05:51 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cape Fear, NC
Posts: 11,797
Received 2,617 Likes on 1,617 Posts
Default

They'll be fine.
Old 11-22-2016, 08:29 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Jax, Fl
Posts: 4,291
Received 601 Likes on 371 Posts
Default

So the name is supposed to mean something...
Old 11-22-2016, 11:05 PM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 7,680
Likes: 0
Received 1,053 Likes on 697 Posts
Default

Frozen means below 0
Not previously frozen is between 26 and zero
Fresh is anything above 26
Old 11-23-2016, 03:42 AM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Long Island,NY
Posts: 12,104
Received 1,036 Likes on 618 Posts
Default

Unless you are at the farm this week to watch your bird getting the ax, there is a decent chance that your turkey was stored below 32F degrees for at least a period of time.
Old 11-23-2016, 06:40 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 798
Likes: 0
Received 78 Likes on 56 Posts
Default

You have to go to a turkey farm for "fresh" turkey.

We had both a farm turkey and frozen store bought turkey last year, couldn't tell the difference.
Old 11-23-2016, 07:00 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 253
Likes: 0
Received 696 Likes on 434 Posts
Default

Lol .With all the damn regulations,awww fugetaboutit
Vinnie
Old 11-23-2016, 07:18 AM
  #13  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 3,898
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 10 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
Wife ordered two "FRESH" turkeys from Fresh Market for today and she and my son go to pick them up. Gal brings them out in a cart and right to the car, get them home and, yes, they are FROZEN!!


Carry on!
Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
How "frozen" was it. The rules allow it to be crunchy frozen but not bowling ball frozen. They want it as close to 32f as they can get without being a brick.The "fresh" ones at the grocery store sit in the chill case long enough to be soft but they were crunchy when they came off the truck.
I bought mine from fresh market as well and wasn't thrilled. 3 weeks ago I ordered a 20-24lb bird with a request for it to be closer to 22-24lb, I got to pick mine up on Monday and the biggest they have is 18.25. I brought it home and initially thought it was "frozen" but it was more like Gfret described, close to 32 but not bowling ball solid. It had a little ice on it where water accumulated but it was certainly not hard.

If yours is truly rock hard frozen, I would bring it back and talk to the manager.
Old 11-23-2016, 07:27 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Suffolk, Va.
Posts: 17,515
Likes: 0
Received 2,056 Likes on 1,041 Posts
Default

MY wife purchase a fresh turkey and put it in my beer fridge. Went to get a beer last night and it was now frozen. Wife asked why I kept it so cold. Well, because its my beer fridge and I like my beer very cold.
Old 11-23-2016, 08:01 AM
  #15  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: pascagoula,ms
Posts: 9,330
Likes: 0
Received 1,888 Likes on 945 Posts
Default

as a service we start thawing turkeys for our customers on Tuesday.......these were this years harvest.
Old 11-23-2016, 08:08 AM
  #16  
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Mobile
Posts: 1,838
Received 232 Likes on 144 Posts
Default

Was in the turkey business for 7-8 years, don't miss having to deal with holiday birds.
Old 11-23-2016, 09:51 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Middle Sound, NC
Posts: 8,350
Received 1,455 Likes on 932 Posts
Default

Fresh-ly thawed. Almost..
Old 11-23-2016, 10:10 AM
  #18  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 7,680
Likes: 0
Received 1,053 Likes on 697 Posts
Default

There is a school of thought that a hard frozen bird is actually "fresher" than one sold as fresh. The thinking is that these are flash frozen within hours of being killed and will actually be better when thawed out. A "fresh" bird may have been on ice for a month or more.
Old 11-23-2016, 10:15 AM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: se Florida
Posts: 859
Likes: 0
Received 2,432 Likes on 977 Posts
Default

fresh, organic, free range...........I bet you couldn't tell the difference from a properly prepared frozen turkey. stop your bitchin. relax and enjoy the day.
Old 11-23-2016, 10:18 AM
  #20  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: pascagoula,ms
Posts: 9,330
Likes: 0
Received 1,888 Likes on 945 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
There is a school of thought that a hard frozen bird is actually "fresher" than one sold as fresh. The thinking is that these are flash frozen within hours of being killed and will actually be better when thawed out. A "fresh" bird may have been on ice for a month or more.
I aint eating no bird thats been on ice for 30 days

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.