Stachowski's Charcuterie owner and History Channel "Meat American" host Jamie Stachowski is offering Georgetowners an all-natural Thanksgiving turkey, exclusively raised for Stachowski's on one of the oldest farms in the Shenandoah Valley.
Store manager Jyoti Mukherjee said the special Stachowski’s turkeys have a “rich…wonderful flavor without being gamey.” Mukherjee explained that the meat is of quality flavor because the store purchased the turkeys as chicks and had them raised free range and hormone free at Oldestone Farm in Charles Town, W.Va.
The Stachowski’s bird can be purchased fresh, brined or roasted. A roasted bird is $169; a fresh bird is $6.30 per pound; and a brined bird is $7.00 per pound. The store said the average bird weighs 17 pounds.
Stachowski’s also offers an Amish heirloom turkey, which costs the same as the Stachowski’s bird, and a cheaper “conventional” turkey. A “conventional” bird is $138 roasted, $3.89 per pound fresh and $4.60 brined.
Other thanksgiving side dishes and fixings are available for order, like the owner’s famous French turkey galantine, which was featured on the History Channel’s “Meat American."
The exclusive Stachowski's birds and other Thanksgiving foods must be preordered at the store located at 1428 28th St., NW, near Rose Park. Orders can be made from now until Nov. 18. A $50 deposit must be made to order a turkey, and the remaining cost is to be paid upon pickup.