Turkey can be purchased from a variety of sources, including:
In addition to supplying turkey, almost all of these sources provide marketing support services, product information, guidelines for preparation, recipe ideas, menuing and merchandising suggestions.
A supplier can provide optimum service when you provide information about your operation, such as:
Specifications - exact descriptions of the products needed in terms of grade, class, form, size, processing, amount, packaging and shipping - are the basis of wise purchasing. Many operations have their own specifications sheets or forms. Your supplier also can assist. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Poultry Division, can help you develop specifications, as described later in this section.