By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and if you haven’t ordered your fresh turkey yet, you might want to think about it.READ MORE: Woman Shot While Crossing Street In Hunting Park, SUV Struck By Gunfire, Philadelphia Police Say
The early birds have already placed their orders, according to Dean Frankenfield, co-owner of Godshall’s Poultry in the Reading Terminal Market.
He says the rush typically starts November 1st, with the last-minute shoppers running in on the 17th.
“Usually everyone likes the centerpiece of their table to be a whole, fresh bird, and that’s what we provide,” he explains.READ MORE: At Least 29 Shots Fired In Deadly Shooting In Allentown, Police Say
He says the smaller, 10-15 pound birds are quite popular, but you can order a 30-pounder if you’re having a lot of guests.
And, good news: prices are about the same as last year.
“For a fresh, free-range, local turkey, we offer those for $2.89 a pound,” he says.MORE NEWS: Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer Injured In Hit-And-Run In Hunting Park
According to Frankenfield, locally raised turkeys are better because they’re fresher. And remember: when they’re not frozen, they cook faster.