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Fresh turkey sales booming ahead of Thanksgiving, but customers are looking for less bird this year

This Thanksgiving will probably be a little unusual.

While many are planning smaller events, or simply holding immediate family gatherings – the fresh turkey business is doing well.

Sandi Munson from Fisher Hill Farm in Bristol spoke with 13WHAM News about the demand. Normally, they would accept orders through Thanksgiving Day, but not this year.

They have already stopped.

Munson says customers are asking for smaller turkeys, which signals the caution that many feel toward the holiday amid a surging pandemic.

“People are cautious. They don’t want to go to their grandparents’ because of the risk of spreading COVID-19 or infecting people that may be higher risk, so they’re trying really safe,” she told 13WHAM.

The farm will have more turkeys available for Christmas.

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