Thanksgiving Preparations

September 23, 2017

Turkey

Call the market to reserve your fresh JD Farms Turkey! (604) 851 5377 extension 120.

JD Farms Specialty Turkeys are fed a natural diet of grain, vitamins and minerals without any antibiotics or animal products. And this year, some of them were even raised by our very own Jason Lepp! Get more on the story here.

Your Options for Turkey:

Fresh Whole Turkeys
Ask us about the sizes available, and we’ll help match you with a turkey to suit the amount of guests you intend to feed.

Turkey Wings
Perfect for Char’s Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Turkey Breast Roast
This is ideal if you have fewer people to feed, and don’t need an entire turkey.

Turkey brine is a great way to ensure your turkey stays moist and flavourful while cooking – we’ve got some here for you, ask us about it when you pick up your turkey!

 

Trimmings

Cranberry Sauce Options

  • Lepp’s Housemade Cranberry Sauce
    will be available to purchase from Thursday, Oct 5 – Sunday, Oct 8
    While supplies last, you can also pre-order through our kitchen to avoid disappointment! 
  • Shiraz Cranberry Sauce from The Funky Gourmet (Canadian made!)
  • Orange Brandy Cranberry Sauce from The Funky Gourmet (Canadian made!)
  • Pacific Organic Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

Stuffing Options

  • Stuffing Kits! We’ve cubed and dried the bread for you already, and even include Lepp’s Poultry Seasoning to get you started
    You can use it for a simple stuffing, or for Charlotte’s Slow-Cooker Stuffing. This recipe always gets tons of questions about what that secret ingredient is, and it’s because we use Lepp’s Maple Breakfast Sausage, crumbled, which adds so much flavour and moisture.
  • Lepp’s Housemade Stuffing
    will be available to purchase from Thursday, Oct 5 – Sunday, Oct 8

    While supplies last, you can also pre-order through our kitchen to avoid disappointment!
    Need it to be gluten-free? Let us know, and we’ll make you a special batch.

Gravy Options

  • Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy 
    Check one thing off your list the night before your feast, by making a batch of this gravy! It’s the best gravy I’ve ever made, and it saves one less thing to do on the day-of. Be sure to order extra turkey wings when you order your turkey, too!
  • Lepp’s Housemade Gravy
    will be available to purchase from Thursday, Oct 5 – Sunday, Oct 8
    While supplies last, you can also pre-order through our kitchen to avoid disappointment!
    Need it to be gluten-free? Let us know, and we’ll make you a special batch.
  • Gravy Packets – so you can skip some steps, but still make it at home!
  • Housemade Chicken & Beef stock to get your gravy started, from Lepp-raised Chicken & Beef

 

 

Side Dishes

There’s certainly no shortage of fresh veggies to choose from to create your side dishes, and we’ve gathered up some of our favourite recipes to help you make the most of the occasion:

The best part about side dishes is that if you’re attending a potluck style dinner and you only need to bring one dish, you can really focus on knocking that one dish out of the park.

 

Dessert 

  • Ready-made Pumpkin & Apple Pies from Krause Berry Farms
  • Birchwood Dairy ice cream to serve alongside your pie
  • Baking a pumpkin pie from scratch? Pick up a Lepp Farm-grown Cinderella pumpkin ahead of time, for your own homemade pumpkin puree.
  • Lepp’s orchard apples can be baked into individual “Baked In The Apple Pies

 

Thanksgiving Catering

If you love hosting Thanksgiving dinner, but would rather spend your time with guests than preparing the meal, we understand. It’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but it happens to be ours. We’ll make your Turkey Dinner with all the fixings, or you can choose the dishes you’d like to us to cover for you. Just give us a call as soon as you can to arrange your pick-up date and time.

View the menu here.

Give us a call when you’re ready to place your order! (604) 851 5377, ext 121 for the Kitchen, ask for Leslie or Chef Nick. Or e-mail kitchen@leppfarmmarket.com

Please note that the last pick up date that we’ll have is Sunday, Oct 8 at 4pm. Be sure to book quickly, as that timeslot will be gone soon! We will be closed on Monday, Oct 9.

Our gravy & stuffing can both be made gluten-free, or rather gluten-aware. This is a great option for your guests who are eliminating gluten from their diet, but since we are not a gluten-free facility it may not be the best option for individuals with severe reactions to exposure.

 

Appetizers

If your family is the kind to make a weekend-long ordeal out of the festivities, an easy throw together lunch may be in order. Take a look at this guide we found for assembling an autumn-inspired cheese board.