Help Us Feed 100,000 People This Thanksgiving Season

Every $2 feeds 1 person through Connecticut Foodshare


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I write off my Thankful Turkey for my taxes?

Thank you for joining us in providing turkeys to families in need this past Thanksgiving. The Thankful Turkey product is not eligible for a tax write-off. The cost is built into your purchase, just like purchasing TOMs Shoes (where they give a pair to children in need) or Warby Parker (where they give glasses for every pair purchased).


What's happening for Christmas and Hanukkah 2021?

This year, we selling a limited number (150) turkeys for the December holiday season. Holiday Turkeys are available for $40 each, are 10-12 lb, and include a mulling spice. Thankful Turkeys are available for $99 each, are 10-12 lb, include a Thankful Brining Kit, mulling spice, and a turkey will also be donated to a family in need for the holidays. You can also purchase a turkey directly for a family in need for $40. All turkeys are available for pickup at our Avon market. If you are homebound or need special assistance for delivery, please contact us directly.



Why are you only selling Thankful Turkeys this Thanksgiving?

We believe that Everyone Is Family, and everyone deserves a joyful Thanksgiving. The Thankful Turkey is the best way for us to make the biggest difference in our community. We also moved our Thanksgiving business online to streamline operations, as the majority of our business is now a year-round natural pet food brand called Oma’s Pride. The journey continues after 70 years!

Miller Farms traditional fresh turkeys are being sold in Connecticut at Big Y (all locations), Marandino's Super Foodtown, Lino’s, Pat’s IGA, The Pantry, and Tulmeadow Farms (sold out). Please contact them directly with any questions.


What size turkey is the Thankful Turkey?

For Thanksgiving 2021, all Miller Farms Thankful Turkeys are 10-12 lb.


Where are your turkeys from?

We partner with other third and fourth generation family turkey farms to source the highest quality Certified Human ®  turkeys in the country. You can learn more about our turkeys here. For Thanksgiving 2021, our turkeys are sourced from fourth generation family business, Koch Turkey Farm in Tapaqua, Pennsylvania. 


Why is there only one size turkey this year?

Having one size turkey allows us to provide you with the best overall experience, as it streamlines our operations, packaging, shipping, and variable costs during a year of heightened uncertainty.


How many people does your Miller Farms Thankful Turkey (10-12 lb) feed?

Best practice is ¾ lb - 1 lb per person, so our turkey serves up to 12 people. If you want ample leftovers, you should plan for 1 ¼ lb per person. Enjoy!


Who is receiving donated turkeys and how are they being donated?

For 2021, we’re partnering with Connecticut Foodshare, our local Connecticut Feeding America food bank, to distribute our turkeys to families in need across Connecticut. Connecticut Foodshare distributes enough food to prepare nearly 47 million meals annually. We are donating turkeys to Connecticut Foodshare based on Thankful Turkey sales, with a minimum of 2,500 turkeys committed.


Can I give more than one turkey?

Yes! You can “Give a Turkey” and add it to your Thankful Turkey order, or purchase them independently and we will get them to Connecticut Foodshare. Each additional donated turkey is $40. This year we will promote all individuals and businesses with purchases of $1,000+ as official Partners in Giving. 


How will my turkey be shipped?

Our turkeys are shipped flash frozen to ensure health & safety via FedEx. We ship with dry ice to preserve quality.


When will you deliver/ship my turkey and will COVID-19 affect your ability to do so?

All Miller Farms turkeys will be shipped and delivered the week before Thanksgiving. All turkeys not being delivered in Connecticut will be shipped via FedEx. For more on delivery and shipping, check out our Shipping Page.


Where can the Thankful Turkey be shipped?

For 2021, we can ship to the continental United States (sorry Alaska and Hawaii). You can review our shipping policy here.


How do you recommend we cook our Thankful Turkey?

Check out our favorite recipes here!


Will there be a Miller Farms Thanksgiving tent this year?

We will not be hosting our annual pop-up holiday tent this year after decades of fun. We will be selling the Thankful Turkey (10-12 lb) online for Thanksgiving 2021. Local customers can pick up their Thankful Turkey in stores.


Will pick-up be available?

Local customers can opt for Thankful Turkey pickup at our market in Avon the week of Thanksgiving and receive a complimentary Holiday Spice Collection on us!

Orders will be available on November 19 (Friday), 20 (Saturday), 22 (Monday), and 23 (Tuesday). Please have the name of the person who ordered your Thankful Turkey(s) upon arrival. There will only be a limited number of Thankful Turkeys for sale in the market; please order online in advance for in store pick-up. Note: We are only selling Thankful Turkeys in the Avon market.


Are you selling any Turkease this year?

To streamline our Thanksgiving this year, we will not be selling any Miller Farms Turkease™ in 2021. 


Are there nuts in the turkey or does the farmers process nuts?

There are no nuts in the turkey and our turkeys were not raised and processed in a facility that processes nuts.

How can I help you spread the Thankful Turkey word?

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