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Old 11-22-2016, 04:07 PM
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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!!


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Old 11-22-2016, 04:38 PM
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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.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:57 PM
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Did she order fresh specifically or organic? Was in the one here a few days ago and they had frozen organic in the case.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:59 PM
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It was fresh when it was frozen..
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:27 PM
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Check the date on it. I bought a frozen turkey once that was 5 years old, because I didn't check the date.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:34 PM
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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.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:51 PM
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They'll be fine.
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So the name is supposed to mean something...
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:05 PM
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Frozen means below 0
Not previously frozen is between 26 and zero
Fresh is anything above 26
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Old 11-23-2016, 03:42 AM
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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.
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:40 AM
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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.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:00 AM
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Lol .With all the damn regulations,awww fugetaboutit
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:18 AM
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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!
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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.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:27 AM
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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.
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as a service we start thawing turkeys for our customers on Tuesday.......these were this years harvest.
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Was in the turkey business for 7-8 years, don't miss having to deal with holiday birds.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:51 AM
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Fresh-ly thawed. Almost..
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:18 AM
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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
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