This Is When Trader Joe's Will Begin Stocking Thanksgiving Turkeys

Thanksgiving is typically a joyous time, when family and friends come together to celebrate and reflect on all they have to be thankful for. This year's holiday season has been fraught with more uncertainty than usual, however, as ongoing worries over Thanksgiving grocery shortages have some people concerned they won't be able to celebrate the holiday with all their typical fixings and favorite dishes.

While fears over holiday food shortages are not entirely unfounded, with ongoing labor and supply-chain issues being reflected in shortages of holiday staples like canned goods, turkeys, and even liquor, experts are assuring consumers that, as long as they buy responsibly and don't wait until the last minute, they should be able to purchase all the groceries they need to make their Thanksgiving dinner a success, per Taste of Home. Luckily, this year Trader Joe's is even releasing not one, not two, but three different kinds of fresh whole turkeys in anticipation of the upcoming holiday, so fans will not only be able to get their hands on a bird, they will be able to select the perfect one that is sure to satisfy all their Thanksgiving guests, according to Real Simple.

Trader Joe's will start selling turkeys on November 12

The official Trader Joe's announcement says these fresh turkeys will be hitting store shelves on Friday, November 12. However, some Instagram users have reported that stores in their area will be making their turkeys available for purchase a day earlier, on November 11, so be sure to check your local Trader Joe's location for the most recent updates (via Instagram). While there is plenty of time to get your hands on your favorite bird before the big day, it is a definitely good idea to purchase your turkey early this year in case supplies dwindle as Thanksgiving gets closer.

Trader Joe's will be offering All Natural Antibiotic Free Brined Fresh Young Turkeys, which are soaked in a flavorful sweet-savory brine and may contain giblets, for just $1.99 per pound. They also have both kosher and organic options. Their All Natural Glatt Kosher Fresh Young Turkeys, which are soaked and salted with a kosher-certified method rather than brined, and do not contain giblets, are being sold for $2.99 per pound, while their completely Organic Young Turkeys are free-range and fed an organic vegetarian diet, but are a little pricier at $3.49 per pound, according to Trader Joe's. And if you aren't interested in purchasing any turkeys at all, Trader Joe's also sells a wide variety of vegan alternatives, sides, and even desserts that are sure to please everyone at the dinner table, no matter what their dietary preferences or restrictions are.