Mariposa’s 2016 turkey pre-order program is open! All shoppers are welcome to pre-order holiday turkeys online or in store at the Member Services Desk.

Why pre-order your turkey?

Pre-ordering guarantees you will have your turkey when you need it and helps ensure you get the size you are looking for.

Think ahead to save! Howe all natural pre-orders are for sale at a lower price than our retail all natural turkeys.

It pays to be an owner

This year, owners will receive discounted pricing on turkey pre-orders in addition to their owner discount. That’s BIG savings!

Read more about the benefits of ownership. 

How to pre-order your turkey

To pre-order your turkey, click the "ORDER ONLINE" button below or fill out a pre-order form in store. 

Please note, a $20 deposit* is required to pre-order a holiday turkey. This amount will be applied to your purchase when you check out for your turkey. 


Weight ranges include: 8-26 pounds

Owner pre-order price: $3.69/lb

Non owner pre-order price: $3.99/lb

Pre-order due: Tuesday, November 8th

A strain of Orlopp Bronze known for great taste, less fat, and superior meat


Weight ranges include: 12-26 pounds

Owner pre-order price: $2.59/lb

Non owner pre-order price: $2.89/lb

Pre-order due: Sunday, November 13th


All Koch’s turkey pre-orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 8 and all Howe turkey pre-orders must be placed by Sunday, November 13th. 

Not ready to commit? A select number of turkeys will be on sale in store beginning November 19 while supplies last. 

*Deposits can be taken using cash (in store only), credit, or debit card. If you intend to purchase your turkey with EBT, you are not required to pay a deposit and will be billed for your turkey in full at the time of check out.

How to pick up your turkey

Turkey pre-orders can be picked up in store between Saturday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 23. All turkeys must be picked up by Wednesday, November 23.

Meet our turkey farmers


Nathan and Julie Howe bought The Howe Farm, previously known as Little Washington Farm, in 2008. The Howe’s are currently raising around 4,500 fresh, all natural turkeys a year. They arrive as one day old poults in the beginning of July and are with them until the week of Thanksgiving, with the exception of a few hundred, who make it until the week of Christmas!

Julie and the children feed the turkeys a vegetarian diet, three times a day and take care of day to day operations on the farm, while Nathan works in construction during the workweek.

“Our favorite time of the year is “turkey time,” says the Howe’s. Nathan takes a few weeks off in November to oversee the processing production, which begins the Friday before Thanksgiving every year. 

Read more about their farm in the 2014 fall issue of Edible Philly.


Koch’s Turkey Farm

Roscoe and Emma Koch had a small family farm in the Lewistown Valley outside of Tamaqua, PA and first started growing turkeys there in 1939. 

The third generation of the Koch family - Duane, Barb, Pam, and Beth - took over operations in the mid 1990’s and began experimenting with raising turkeys using an all vegetarian diet without the usage of antibiotics during the life of the turkey. 

Koch’s has since become a pioneer in raising antibiotic-free turkeys with an all vegetarian diet. The vegetarian diet consists only of corn, soybeans, vitamins, and minerals. The Kochs do not use animal by-products or by-products of any kind such as out of date bakery goods, fish meal, or pet food by-products.

Koch’s Turkey Farm is GAP (Global Animal Partnership) and Certified Humane approved. The farm provides its turkeys with twice the amount of barn space as is required by normal commercial growing practices.