The Best Selection of Premium Fresh Turkeys

Place your fresh turkey orders online. 

Stewart’s has the best selection of premium fresh turkeys ready to order from our butchers.

Our butchers are here to assist you – from picking the perfect size and type of bird to providing you with down-to-the-minute cooking instructions.

The rule of thumb for turkey sizes is as follows:

  • 1.5 lbs per person
  • 2 lbs per person for ample leftovers

We will have a limited selection of fresh turkeys for sale in our meat case. If you reserved a Turkey, please check in with our butcher – your Turkey is reserved under your name. 

We are closed Thanksgiving Day.

Tips for Roasting Your Bird

These times will help you decide on the proper cooking time for your size turkey. Roasting times are approximate for fresh turkeys cooked at 350°F.

While actual cooking times vary, generally allow 18 minutes per pound for unstuffed turkeys. Stuffed turkeys will take anywhere between one-half hour and one hour longer. For an unstuffed turkey, place the meat thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh, taking care that it does not touch any bone. Roast the turkey until the meat thermometer reaches 165°F. Don’t forget to let the bird rest at least 30 minutes before carving to allow the juices to re-absorb into the flesh. You don’t want the moisture to drain out.

For a stuffed turkey, the roasting time may vary up to 30 minutes, depending upon the bird and the oven. Use the meat thermometer to check the temperature of the dressing. The center of the dressing inside the bird (or in a separate baking dish) must reach a temperature of 165°F for food safety.

Safety First Stuffing

Mix wet and dry stuffing ingredients just before spooning it loosely into the turkey cavity, and roast the turkey immediately. Check the temperature of both the stuffing and the turkey. Do not remove the turkey from the oven until the stuffing reaches 165°F. The USDA warns that harmful bacteria can survive in stuffing that has not reached a safe temperature, possibly resulting in food-borne illness.

Turkey Size Roasting Time (unstuffed) Roasting Time (stuffed)
10 -12 lbs
3 - 3.75 hrs
3.5 - 4.25 hrs
12 - 14 lbs
3.75 - 4.25 hrs
4.25 - 4.75 hrs
14 - 16 lbs
4.25 - 4.75 hrs
4.75 - 5.25 hrs
16 - 18 lbs
4.75 - 5.5 hrs
5.25 - 6 hrs
18 - 20 lbs
5.5 - 6 hrs
6 - 7 hrs
20 - 24 lbs
6 - 7.25 hrs
6.5 - 7.75 hrs
24 - 28 lbs
7.25 - 8.5 hrs
7.75 - 9 hrs

Recommended Whole-Turkey Roasting Times (Fresh or Thawed) at 350°F. Cook stuffing to an internal (center of stuffing) temperature of 165°F.

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Thanksgiving Menu

Walter Stewart’s also does Thanksgiving catering. Select from a variety of freshly prepared holiday sides, soups, and desserts. Spend your holiday relaxing, let us take care of the rest!

Turkey Guide

Gozzi All Natural

(Size range: 8 – 28 lbs, 4 lb increments)

Famous Gozzi ‘whites’ from Gozzi’s Turkey Farms in Guilford, CT are either raised on their Guilford farm or in Iowa using their own special breed grown according to their specifications. These turkeys are raised in enormous barns where they can roam while remaining safe from coyotes and wolves. Raised on corn and grain, the turkeys receive no hormones or antibiotics.

Bell & Evans All Natural

(Size range: 10 -28 lbs)

These all natural turkeys are bred Pennsylvania Dutch Country to grow slower, resulting in a tender, moist, richer flavor. Bell & Evans turkeys are selectively bred to produce an extremely broad breast with up to 54 percent more white meat than other brands. Confirmed to be “Lite” by the USDA, Bell & Evans turkeys have 55 percent less fat and 25 percent fewer calories than other turkeys.

Bell & Evans Turkey Breast

(Size range: 4 – 7 lbs)

D’Artagnan Organic Free Range

(Size range: 12 – 16 lbs)

100% organic white broad-breasted hybrid breed turkeys from Pennsylvania. The exceptional flavor of this organic turkey is the result of meticulous farming and breeding practices that are better for the birds, better for the environment and better for your family. With no antibiotics, pesticides or chemicals in the process, these turkeys are healthier and tastier than the average bird.

D’Artagnan Organic Free Range Turkey Breast

(Size range: 8 – 12 lbs)

We will also have Butterball frozen turkeys in our frozen foods case.

Have a Question?

Alex McCrain, Meat & Seafood Manager
203.966.4848 x107
deli@stewartsmarket.com

In-store: Ring our butcher department

Tips for Roasting Your Bird

These times will help you decide on the proper cooking time for your size turkey. Roasting times are approximate for fresh turkeys cooked at 350°F.

While actual cooking times vary, generally allow 18 minutes per pound for unstuffed turkeys. Stuffed turkeys will take anywhere between one-half hour and one hour longer. For an unstuffed turkey, place the meat thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh, taking care that it does not touch any bone. Roast the turkey until the meat thermometer reaches 165°F. Don’t forget to let the bird rest at least 30 minutes before carving to allow the juices to re-absorb into the flesh. You don’t want the moisture to drain out.

For a stuffed turkey, the roasting time may vary up to 30 minutes, depending upon the bird and the oven. Use the meat thermometer to check the temperature of the dressing. The center of the dressing inside the bird (or in a separate baking dish) must reach a temperature of 165°F for food safety.

Safety First Stuffing

Mix wet and dry stuffing ingredients just before spooning it loosely into the turkey cavity, and roast the turkey immediately. Check the temperature of both the stuffing and the turkey. Do not remove the turkey from the oven until the stuffing reaches 165°F. The USDA warns that harmful bacteria can survive in stuffing that has not reached a safe temperature, possibly resulting in food-borne illness.

Turkey Size Roasting Time (unstuffed) Roasting Time (stuffed)
10 -12 lbs
3 - 3.75 hrs
3.5 - 4.25 hrs
12 - 14 lbs
3.75 - 4.25 hrs
4.25 - 4.75 hrs
14 - 16 lbs
4.25 - 4.75 hrs
4.75 - 5.25 hrs
16 - 18 lbs
4.75 - 5.5 hrs
5.25 - 6 hrs
18 - 20 lbs
5.5 - 6 hrs
6 - 7 hrs
20 - 24 lbs
6 - 7.25 hrs
6.5 - 7.75 hrs
24 - 28 lbs
7.25 - 8.5 hrs
7.75 - 9 hrs

Recommended Whole-Turkey Roasting Times (Fresh or Thawed) at 350°F. Cook stuffing to an internal (center of stuffing) temperature of 165°F.