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Where to find your Thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving turkey.
(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Thanksgiving is just days away, and it’s never too soon to start planning the details. If you’re looking for a great specialty turkey, you should start planning now — many birds sell out quickly.

Here is a list of stores supplying various turkeys (and check out this helpful guide for turkey definitions and labeling) . If we’re missing a place, send me an email at noelle.carter@latimes.com so I can keep the list current.

Bob’s Market in Santa Monica: Heritage and organic Diestel Farms turkeys. (310) 452-2493, www.bobsmkt.com.

Bristol Farms: Heritage, organic and free-range Mary’s turkeys. www.bristolfarms.com.

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Fish King in Glendale: Free-range Shelton turkeys. (818) 244-2161, www.fishkingseafood.com.

GrubMarket: Free-range, natural and organic Mary’s turkeys, delivered. Limited supplies; order by Nov. 17, (888) 888-8590. socal.grubmarket.com.

Gwen Butcher Shop in Los Angeles: Broad-breasted and heritage turkeys from BN Ranch. (323) 946-7512. www.gwenla.com.

Harmony Farms in La Crescenta-Montrose: Free-range Harmony Farms turkeys. (818) 248-3068, harmonyfarmsonline.com.

Harvey’s Guss Meats in Los Angeles: Free-range Willie Bird turkeys, limited supplies. (323) 937-4622, www.harveysgussmeat.com.

Lazy Acres in Long Beach: Heritage, free-range and organic Mary’s turkeys. (562) 430-4134, www.lazyacres.com.

Local Harvest website: A variety of heritage, organic and pastured turkeys for online order. www.localharvest.org/store/turkey.jsp.

Manhattan Meats in Manhattan Beach: All-natural free-range Diestel turkeys. (310) 372-5406.

Marconda’s Meats and Puritan Poultry in Los Angeles: Free-range and organic Willie Bird turkeys, organic Sun Valley turkeys. (323) 938-5131, www.marcondas.com.

Taylor’s Old-Fashioned Meats in Sierra Madre: Free-range and organic Shelton’s turkeys. (626) 355-8267.

Ventura Meat Co. in Ventura: Pasture-raised, heritage, organic and original Diestel turkeys, limited supplies. (805) 667-9159, theventurameatcompany.com.

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