When To Buy Your Thanksgiving Turkey

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching, you’re probably wondering when to buy your turkey. After all, while you may want a fresh bird, you don’t want to wait until stores run out of stock. Here’s your guide to help you decide when to buy your Thanksgiving turkey.

Why To Buy Fresh

The truth is that there is no one clear answer. If you’re looking for freshness and you feel as if you don’t want to worry about thawing the turkey ahead of time, then buying a fresh turkey a day or two before the holiday could be best. Still, you’ll want to make sure not to leave it too close to the holiday as stores could run out.

When To Freeze

If you don’t want to worry about panic buying before the holiday, then buying a turkey well in advance and putting it in the freezer is always an option. Still, you’ll want to make sure to defrost it for a few hours before you need to start preparing it which does add another task to your to-do list.