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Dave Peterson, president of Corralitos Market and Sausage Company, said his business is prepared for holiday orders. Photo: Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian

The staff at Freedom Meat Lockers and Corralitos Market and Sausage Company are in high production mode as they prepare for Thanksgiving.

Dave Peterson, president of Corralitos Market at 569 Corralitos Road, said he has 450 smoked turkeys on deck, on top of their in-house marinated meat packages, smoked hams and original sausages.

“We also can do call-in mail orders through UPS to anywhere in the U.S.,” Peterson said. “You can do it all over the phone.”

Peterson said he has brined, uncooked and smoked, fresh, natural turkeys and will be open on Wednesday from 8am to 5pm. The business’ number is 722.2633.

Meanwhile, at Freedom Meat Lockers, 160 Hi Grade Lane, General Manager Sarah Lewis said she was happy to be able to drop the cost of turkey by a dollar a pound this year.

“We’re getting turkey at a lower cost and we’re glad to pass this along to our customers,” she said. “We have our brine and smoked turkeys and uncooked along with plenty of our state and national award-winning smoked, glazed hams. Prime rib is also a popular alternative on Thanksgiving which we’re stocked up on. “

Their cooler shelves are loaded with meat marinade packages as well, including wine and spice, spicy mesquite and whiskey and paper in tri-tip, chicken and other meat choices. Lewis said they also offer individually wrapped smoked turkey legs.

Freedom Meat Lockers’ number is 724.4355 and will be open through Wednesday from 9am-6pm.

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Billy Robertson (left) and Miguel Martinez package smoked turkeys at Freedom Meat Lockers in preparation for Thanksgiving. Photo: Tarmo Hannula/The Pajaronian
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Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. More recently Good Times & Press Banner. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.


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