Watch our video on how to carve a turkey and bone-in ham!
If you are only interested in the bone-in ham, fast forward to 13 minutes. Thanks for watching and we hope this helps!
Cooking Instructions for Ham or Turkey? See below!
WHEN DO WE NEED YOUR ORDER?
We recommend you placing your order by November 10th this year.
ABOUT OUR FRESH TURKEYS
Our HOKA FRESH turkeys are grown on the Howard Kauffman family farm in DeKalb County in Waterman, IL where the one day old poults are brooded in one of the temperature controlled starting sheds. They are soon changed to open, airy sheds to prepare the birds for their move to open ranges when they are five weeks old. When slaughter time comes, they are herded to the plant on foot. This eliminates the stress on the birds created when hauled for hours on a large truck. The result is better quality meat.
The birds are grown on a low energy feed which causes them to take a bit longer to mature but gives more flavorful meat. The major feed ingredient is corn, which is gown on the HoKa farm. The birds are never fed hormones or antibiotics for growth promotion.
Probably the most important factor that insures high quality is the tender loving care these birds get during the time they are on the farm. The same people handle these birds from day one, through all of the process to delivering of the dressed product. This fact encourages HoKa to do the very best, every day to produce a bird that they can sell with pride.
COST OF OUR FRESH TURKEYS
HoKa does not give us their pricing until the first week in November. Call us at 847-669-6679 to inquire about pricing.
SIZES OF OUR FRESH TURKEYS
Disclaimer: We strive to accommodate all turkey size requests. If the farm is out of a size, they will substitute to their nearest available weight, as we will also. We apologize for any inconvenience if this occurs.
Turkey sizes go in 2 lb. increments ranging from 10 lbs. all the way up to 30+ lbs. Please note that the 10-11 lb birds are difficult to come by and are often bumped to 12-13 lbs.
HOW MUCH TURKEY SHOULD I GET?
We recommend 1-1/2 lbs. per person because people tend to eat a little more on Thanksgiving. This typically will give you leftovers as well.
8-10 people…………. 12-16 lbs
11-13 people………… 16-20 lbs
14-15 people……….. 20-24 lbs
16-18 people……….. 24-28 lbs
19+ people…………… 28+ lbs. (Or get 2 smaller turkeys)
TURKEY BREASTS – Sizes & Recommendations
Our turkey breasts always come in frozen. The turkey farm freezes their turkey breasts and then ship them to us. We begin to slack them out upon receiving the delivery. We recommend 1-1/2 lbs. per person for those bigger eaters and/or for some leftovers.
3 people…………………. 4-5 lb turkey breast
4-5 people………………. 6-7 lb turkey breast
6 people…………………. 8-9 lb. turkey breast
7 people…………………. 10-11 lb. turkey breast
8-9 people………………. 12-13 lb. turkey breast
SMOKED TURKEYS OFFERINGS FROM HO-KA
Whole Smoked Turkey – Averages 10-12 lbs.
Smoked Turkey Breast – Averages 4-6 lbs.
OTHER HOLIDAY OFFERINGS:
- Cornish Hens
- Turkey Wings
- Turkey Necks
- Gizzards (Giblets)
- Turkey Thighs
- Boneless Pork Roast
- Bone-In Pork Roast
- Crown Roast of Pork
- Pork Shoulder – Bone-In
- Pork Shoulder – Boneless
- Pork Tenderloin
- Baby 1/2 Ham (2-3# Avg)
- Baby Whole Ham (5-6# Avg)
- Whole Ham (10-12# Avg)
Bone-In (Not Sliced)
- Half Ham (8-10# Avg)
- Whole (16-20# Avg)
- Half Ham (8-10# Avg)
Fresh Hams Available
- Whole Lamb
- Leg of Lamb – Bone-In
- Leg of Lamb – Boneless
- Rack of Lamb/Lamb Rack
- Lamb Loin/Lamb Chops
- Lamb Shanks
- Rib Roasts – Bone-In or Boneless
- Beef Tenderloin/Filet Mignon
- Ranch Roasts
- Sirloin Tip Roasts
- Eye of Round Roasts
- Rump Roasts
- Chuck Roasts
- Beef Briskets
HEAT & EAT OPTIONS
- Italian Beef w/ Au Jus
- Pulled Pork
- Beef Brisket
- Pot Roast
PARTY TRAY OPTIONS
Other Items You May Want to Add to Your Order:
White Cheddar Curds
Garlic & Chive Curds
Jalapeno Pepper Curds
Brewster House Spreadable Cheeses:
White Sharp Cheddar
Cheddar Beer Cheese
Homemade Taco Dips
Homemade Crab Salad
Homemade Cajun Crab Salad
4 Cheese Stuffed Criminis
Crab Stuffed Criminis
Cajun Crab Stuffed Criminis
Beer Cheese Dip
Burnt Ends Dip
Homemade Mild Buffalo Chicken Dip
Homemade Spinach Dip
Homemade Pico de Gallo
Stonemill Pimento & Sharp Cheddar Dip
Stonemill Spicy Pepper & 3 Cheese Dip
Stonemill Artichoke & Parmesan Dip
Stonemill Artichoke & Jalapeno Dip
Homegrown Pimento Cheese Dip
Ho-Ka Gravy (1 Qt) – $5.98 each
Frozen Sides (Serves 3-4 people)
Cheezy Hash Brown Potatoes – $8.49
Four Cheese Mac & Cheese – $8.49
Whipped Mashed Potatoes w/ Bacon & Chz – $8.99
Garlic Mashed Roasted Red Potatoes – $8.49
LARGE Twice Baked Potatoes (2/pkg) – $7.29
Thawed Sides (Serves 3-4 people)
Baked Shredded Potato Casserole (20 oz)
Baked Scalloped Potatoes (20 oz)
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Steakhouse Mashed Potatoes
Zesty Au Gratin Potatoes (a little spicy-20 oz)
Roasted Garlic Rosemary Baby Potatoes (17 oz)
Baked 4 Chz Mac & Cheese (20 oz)
Baked Mac & Cheese (20 oz)
Yoders Mashed Potatoes (28 oz)
Brining Mix (Galena/Chef Ivo) –
$9.99 each (8.5 oz)
Elegant Farmer Pies *LIMITED QUANTITIES*
5″ or 8″ Baked Apple Pie
5″ or 8″ Baked Caramel Apple Pie
5″ or 8″ Cherry Crisp w/ Old Fashioned Crumb Topping
5″ or 8″ Baked Blueberry Apple Pie
Don’t see something you are looking for? Just Ask!
Monday 11/22 10:00-6:00
Tuesday 11/23 10:00-6:00
Wednesday 11/24 10:00-4:00 *CLOSING EARLY*
Thursday 11/25 CLOSED (Thanksgiving Day)