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Foster Farms Offers Home Cooks Support With Turkey Helpline, Tips


To answer last-minute Thanksgiving culinary questions, Foster Farms is providing both an online resource and a Thanksgiving phone hotline to support home chefs this holiday. 

Whether an experienced Thanksgiving chef or a home cook roasting turkey for the first time, Foster Farms provides resources and guidelines to help home cooks brine, roast, grill, stuff and carve the perfect bird.

Foster Farms’ comprehensive Turkey Tips webpage includes a turkey roasting timetable, a step-by-step carving tutorial with slideshow, brining guidelines and a stuffing recipe from Foster Farms co-founder Verda Foster. 

Home cooks looking for live phone support can reach Foster Farms’ turkey hotline at 1-800-255-7227 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. PST on weekdays, with holiday hours from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. PST on Nov. 24 and from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. PST on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

Livingston, California-based Foster Farms renewed its holiday hunger relief efforts this month with a 64,000-pound turkey donation to West Coast food banks. The donation will help feed more than 80,000 people in need this Thanksgiving from Seattle to San Diego. Foster Farms recently delivered the last of its turkey donations to San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s annual holiday outreach program, and to Merced County Food Bank, Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and Oregon Food Bank.

Foster Farms has an annual tradition of donating Thanksgiving turkeys to local hunger relief organizations, most of which have partnered with the company for the last 13 years.

Foster Farms reminds consumers to always follow safe handling, preparation and storage guidelines for fresh poultry products. Bone-in turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit as measured by a meat thermometer to ensure safety.

Family-owned and operated, the company was founded in 1939 by Max and Verda Foster. Foster Farms specializes in fresh, all-natural chicken and turkey products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers. Based in California’s Central Valley, with ranches also in the Pacific Northwest, the company’s fresh chicken and turkey are produced in or near each region served. Foster Farms also produces pre-marinated, ready-to-cook and fully cooked products. For more information, visit fosterfarms.com

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