The Best Places to Get a Fresh Turkey in Chester County for Thanksgiving Dinner


By Christine Tarlecki

It’s time to place that order! Ordering a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving from a local farm or farm market store offers a fresher bird and better flavor, as well as supporting local stores. Shop these local farms and shoppes for great deals on traditional Thanksgiving turkeys.*

Foresta’s Market (located at 1098 W Bridge Street in Phoenixville, 610-935-1777) this Chester County butcher and market is a staple for all things fresh. They are offering fresh, all-natural and antibiotic-free Grand Champion turkeys from the Jaindl family, and they are more popular year after year. These turkeys even boast less fat and fewer calories than other fresh turkeys, from 8 to 32 pounds. Or, order Thanksgiving turkey to go with a turkey breast, sides, and dessert.

Kolb Brothers Meats (located at 431 Stony Run Road in Spring City, 610-948-3370) offer fresh, antibiotic-free, grain-fed local turkeys, smoked turkeys, along with boneless chicken breast and other meats for your Thanksgiving table. Fresh meats are always in season at Kolb Brothers.

The Howe Farm (located at 152 Culbertson Run Road in Downingtown, 610-384-5508) specializes in holiday turkeys! This family-owned turkey farm raises and processes its own all-natural turkeys for your Thanksgiving table and Christmas, too. Plus, Howe’s is offering sides to accompany your dinner, like green bean casserole, mac n cheese, candied yams, dinner rolls, homemade breads, apple cider, and pies. Available in 2-quart to feed 6-8 people and 4-quart which feeds 10-12 people.

Kimberton Whole Foods (locations in Kimberton, Collegeville, Downingtown, Malvern, Douglassville, and Ottsville. Kimberton location is on 2140 Kimberton Road, 610- 935-1444) is offering humanely raised organic and all-natural turkeys (whole turkeys and turkey breast) for your Thanksgiving feast. Save time in the kitchen and spend more time with your friends and family when you pick up their sides and desserts, too. They also offer single-serving meals with certified organic ingredients, like a vegan or traditional Thanksgiving meal.

These local Chester County farms and stores have got you covered for the holiday; call, order, cook, and relax.

*Please check with each farm/store regarding turkey availability, curbside pickup, mask requirements, social distancing, and other COVID-19 protocols. Please respect the establishments that you visit.


Christine Tarlecki is a local food and lifestyle writer, seeking out the best bites in the area and writing about them. She pens an award-winning food & lifestyle blog, Engchik Eats, at and teaches small business social media marketing classes. And don’t miss the new Engchik Eats #podcast at Christine can be reached at and under @engchik on all social media. #LocalLove

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