The holiday season means being surrounded by loved ones and making new memories. And, of course good food is an absolute must! Don’t panic, though, when it comes to planning meals… the California Poultry Federation provides tips, suggestions and resources to make all your holiday meals a resounding success!
Remember to always buy California Grown turkeys for the freshest and highest quality products. We have helped you by listing CPF member websites… just click on the links for information on where to buy your favorite turkey, directions on roasting the perfect turkey, additional cooking inspirations and recipes and food safety tips.
If you are curious about the history of turkey production, please click here!
Do you have more questions or concerns? How big of a turkey do I buy? What are the best roasting methods? How do I make sure my food is safe?
Call one of these trusted hotlines for the answers.
USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline
Mon – Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Foster Farms: DORI’S Thanksgiving Turkey Helpline
1-833-TALKTKY (1-833-825-5859). Helpline hours will be:
- 11/1-11/9 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST
- 11/12-11/22 – 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST (including Thanksgiving Day)
- 11/23-12/24 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST
The National Turkey Federation provides an extensive amount of additional food safety information.
Please click here to learn more about keeping your meal safe.
Tips and Helpful Hints
There are hundreds of recipes to choose from when it comes to cooking your holiday bird. The CPF offers a few resources to browse for the recipe that fits your tastes. Take a look at some of the creative way you can serve your turkey this year!