Our guide to buying a turkey and the rest of the Thanksgiving meal at your local Sprouts Farmer's Market store. Find the price you can expect to pay for the turkey. We also give you tips on what items would make fantastic ingredients for your side dishes and desserts.
I have been a big fan of Sprouts since I first visited their store. I love the produce department for price and variety.
However, I don't have a store anywhere near where I live in Michigan. I have only been to them when visiting my wife's family in California.
We are on a long term RV trip right now, I managed to get into a Sprouts store in Texas. And right around Thanksgiving time.
And that's why you are here reading this turkey day guide 🙂
? Turkey Prices
Here are the turkey available at Sprouts:
|No Antibiotics Ever Fresh Whole Turkey||$1.69/lb (10-24 lbs)|
|Fresh Organic Whole Turkey||$2.99/lb (10-24 lbs)|
Since Sprouts store are smaller than a lot of the other grocery stores, they don't offer as many options when it comes to the turkey. Just the two. Your only choice is whether you want to pay more money for an organic turkey.
The $2.99 price for an organic turkey is on par with most grocery stores that carry organic turkeys. You really don't see any cheaper than that.
Now that you know what the turkey will cost, let's look at other items you can pick up for the meal, broken down by department.
As I mentioned at the top, I love their produce, so that's where I have to start.
Above you see a photo of Honeynut Squash. They are a small squash that looks like a butternut but is a more orange color. It is beloved because it's significantly sweeter than a butternut squash. The same size makes it a more approachable squash for a lot of cooks. A perfect squash to roast up and serve on Thanksgiving day.
Check out their selection of organic squash - butternut, acorn, spaghetti, kabocha, and delicata.
Sprouts has the standard line-up of potatoes, I prefer gold for mashers, like in this sous vide make ahead recipe.
As for sweet potatoes, check out the beautiful Stokes Purple Sweet Potato. If you are a sweet potato pie fan, you got trying making it with these into a pie. They may a stunning pie as they are purple inside and out!
Are you looking to bake an apple pie for Thanksgiving. I recommend you get some of these beautiful and tasty Lucy Glo apples. They are yellow on the outside and red on the inside! That red color will make your pie the talk of the dinner table.
I am of the thought it can't hurt to have extra chicken broth on hand for Thanksgiving day. Sprouts Organic Chicken Broth is going for 3 for $5. You can get the low sodium version and have more control over the salt level. Great for gravy or stuffing.
Get your spices and dried herbs that you need from the bulk herb/spice section. That way you are buying exactly what you need and you don't end up filling your spice cabinet with spices that you are going to end up throwing out 3 years from now. Look for sage, my favorite Thanksgiving herb.
A new item I spotted was Genius Choice non-GMO pure cane sugar. Learn about the difference between cane and beet sugar.
Don't want to worry about butter! For your recipes you can pick up the Sprouts brand butter. For serving, I like Kerrygold butter for spreading on rolls.
Lastly I wanted to recommend some items in the frozen section.
For higher quality frozen veggies, go with Stahlbuh veggies, best tasting frozen veggies I have had. If you got a dish with corn in it, definitely use it. Fresh corn, not so good this time of year, if you can even find it.
Lastly, I have no issue with using frozen fruit for a pie. Especially when it's an out of season fruit at this time of year like blueberries or peaches. Try the Wyman's brand (wild blueberries or triple berry).
Are you shopping at Sprouts this year for Thanksgiving? Tell me some of the items you plan to buy or have already got.