Turkey Orders and Thanksgiving Preparations

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings – William Arthur Ward

Dear Customers,

Thanksgiving is only TWO WEEKS away – a wonderful holiday involving a table laden with a bountiful feast and loved ones seated all around. A time when memories are made and we try to be truly grateful for all the blessings we enjoy.

Preparing for your big feast!

The Village Grocer’s turkeys are fresh, juicy and delicious.

The Village Grocer’s turkeys are raised on a local, family-run farm in Ontario that meets with their very specific stipulations. They require their birds to be fed on a mix of grains (naturally, not force-fed). Their turkeys are also allowed to run free and will be gently defeathered.

Photo by Belazu

Turkeys and Capon Sizes

Turkeys: Small 15 lbs.  – Medium 18 lbs. – Large 20 lbs.

Capons: Small 7 lbs. – Medium 9 lbs. – Large 10 lbs.

How much to order…

A medium to large Turkey feeds one person per pound of meat.  A turkey less than 16 lb., however, does not give the same yield and must be calculated as 1 person per 1 ½ lb. of weight. Don’t forget to account for leftovers!

Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Stuffing

These Thanksgiving staples are all made according to Evan’s grandmother’s recipes from when The Village Grocer first got its start.

Turkey Gravy or Chicken Gravy (400 ml /900 ml) – Stuffing (2 lbs ) – Cranberries (440 ml) – Tourtiere – Ham 

When to order…

Deadline to order – Tuesday, October 3rd 

Earliest Pick up date – Friday, October 6th.

To order call 905-885-9250 or stop by.

Thanksgiving Shopping List

The Village Grocer's Entrées and Sides

Frozen and freshly packaged, these Village Kitchen Meals and foods are delicious, healthy and easy to prepare.

 Maple Marinated Flat Chicken – Potato Puff w/ Cheese – Garlic Potato Puff – Scalloped Potatoes – Turnip Puff – Sweet Potato Puff – Pumpkin Soup – Corn Chowder Soup – Turkey & Rice Soup – Cream of Potato & Bacon -Shepherd’s Pie – Cabbage Rolls – Macaroni & Cheese – Chicken Stock – Turkey a la King  – Pot Roast & Gravy 

Award-Winning Maple Sugar Hams

The Village Grocer’s award-winning Maple Sugar Hams are boneless and slow roasted with Maple and Brown Sugar until they are fully cooked. Another great option for your Thanksgiving feast.

Other Freezer Foods @ Herma's

Gratin Dauphine (potato cakes) – Organic Tiger Shrimp – Scallops – Iberian Pork Skewers – Baguette Bread (+ other Manoucher bread for gourmet sandwiches) 

*Gratin Dauphinois are rich and creamy potatoes shaped like small, round cakes. Just heat and you will have a delicious, five-star side with no mess or fuss. Find in our freezers.

The Garlic Box 

Prepare your mashed potatoes, veggies and poultry with The Garlic Box  Seasonings.

Garlic Potato Seasoning – Garlic & Horseradish Potato Seasoning – Hot Garlic Mashed Potato Seasoning – Lemon Garlic & Rosemary Poultry Rub – Garlic Greens Seasoning – Turkey Chili Seasoning – Garlic Vegetable/Salad Splash – Apple Cider & Garlic Vinaigrette 

And from Gourmet Inspirations...

No Fuss Turkey Rub

This rub has a complex flavour with notes of ginger, cumin, onion, paprika and turmeric. Mix the rub with oil or melted butter and rub on turkey or capon.

Jarred Veggies

Freshness sealed in a jar!

Jarred veggies are ready to serve or be added to your favourite recipe.

Sweet Bread & Butter Pickles – Asparagus – Spicy Pickled Cauliflower – Pickled Vegetables – Red Beets – Peas – Peas & Carrots – Artichokes – Pearl Onions – Mushrooms – Eggplant – Olive Bruschetta – Roasted Tomatoes – Sundried Tomatoes – Pickled Jalapenos – Chipotle Corn Salsa – Spicy Corn Relish – Gherkins – Pickles

Special Gourmet Foods

Balsamic Pearls from Belazu look dainty and unique on salads and canapés. Beldi Preserved Lemons are also beautiful and add natural flavour to foods just by being present on the plate. 

Preserves, Jellies and Chutney

Making your tasting experience unique and special!

Fig Preserve – Ploughman’s Chutney – Cranberry Jam – Date & Fig Confit – Onion Confit – Morello Cherry Preserve – Port Wine Jelly – Rhubarb & Apple Chutney – Onion & Raspberry Confit – Red Pepper Jelly – Red Wine Jam

Kitchen Tools & Dining Room Checklist

Turkey Lacers – Flavor Injector – Roasting Set for Turkey – Turkey Basics Set – Roasting Bags – Natural Turkey Stuffing Bags – Natural Stock Socks (for making clear flavourful broth) – Turkey Lifters – Roasting Laurel (keep your turkey out of greasy fat, cooks faster too) – Roasting Rack – Dreamfarm’s Award-Winning Brizzle (Basting Brush that scoops Juice) – Carving Sets – Cutting Boards (with grooves to keep juice from spilling) – Casserole Dishes – Fat Separators – Ladles – Meat Thermometer – Corn Holders – Big Peeler – Potato Mashers – Timer – Oven Mitts – Tongs – Spatula – Salt & Pepper Mills – Knives (chef’s knife, bread knife, paring knife, veggie knife) – Appetizer Picks – Spreading Knives and Spoons for Cheese Platter – Cheese Platter – Gravy Boats – Salad Bowls – Salad Servers

And for preparing mashed potatoes there’s no better tool than…

Dreamfarm’s Smood

Effortlessly creates smooth and fluffy mash in seconds by trapping food and forcing it through the thin gaps between the collapsing nylon spring coils.

Also find holiday themed…

Linens – Placemats – Napkins – Candles 

Thanksgiving Cheese Platter

Photo by Saltspring Kitchen Co.

A Cheese & Charcuterie Platter from Herma’s will be a fabulous precursor to your Thanksgiving Meal.

Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to order. 48 hours notice required.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Stop by to peruse the wonderful selection of artisan cheese we have available – sliced fresh, carefully wrapped and lovingly placed on our shelves. Janis and others will be happy to provide their expert opinion concerning cheese, cheese knives, cheese paper, charcuterie, cheese condiments and more that is located in our Cheese Shop. 


Have Prosciutto, Fennel Salami and Culatello Cotto Ham sliced to your liking. We also have a marvelous selection of salami, chorizo and more located in our coolers. 

Herma's Signature Products

Enjoy serving Herma’s lovely assortment of Signature Products this Thanksgiving. We take pride in these delicious products as they are made fresh daily in Herma’s kitchen.

Marinated Goat Cheese Rounds – Herma’s Chevre – Herma’s Stilton Pâté – Lemo-Licious – Sun Dried Tomato Dip – Seafood Dazzler – Herma’s Chicken Liver Pâté – Savoury Cheddar Spread – Beer Cheddar Spread

Margaret’s Tip – A delicious side dish!

Drizzle melted Savoury Cheddar Spread over roasted cauliflower florets for delicious Thanksgiving side dish.

Hostess Gift

A hostess gift is a beautiful gesture.

Our beautifully wrapped gift certificates would warm the heart of any hostess, a nice quality olive oil, Balsamic or Garlic Expressions (perhaps wrapped in a dishtowel and tied with Herma’s ribbon), a beautiful cheese (wrapped in cellophane and tied with a pretty ribbon). And of course, a gift basket may be created for fall that will absolutely dazzle your host or hostess. 

The Morning After...Overnight Guests

Don’t forget about the morning after breakfast foods. We suggest the following.

the Village Grocer Quiche – the Village Grocer Breakfast Sausages or Bacon – Stonewall Kitchen Pancake Mix – Maple Syrup – Saltspring Kitchen Blueberry & Basil Preserve

We wish you all the best as you prepare for your Thanksgiving holiday.


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts