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How the Lexington Co-op is making celebrating Thanksgiving simpler

Posted at 1:01 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 13:02:20-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — We are so close to Thanksgiving, you can almost smell the turkey, but this year, there may be fewer people sitting around the table.

“We did a survey of all of our customers last month and found that about 50% of our customers were going to have Thanksgiving with just two to four people this year," said Tim Bartlett, General Manager at the Lexington Co-op.

So if you’re not going to grandma’s house this year, cooking duties might fall on you. The Lexington Co-op is here to help its customers make sure this Turkey Day is a tasty one.

"We changed up our menu and we’re making a lot of thanksgiving sides, a traditional evening turkeys and meals to go, pie slices, just to help our customers,” said Bartlett.

Those Thanksgiving dinners are $39.99 for two people and $79.99 to serve four.

They’re also holding virtual workshops, one on pie making on November 18 and another with some turkey tips, on November 19 (click here to register).

“When we heard that Thanksgiving was gonna be so different for so many people this year, we wanted to change up our offerings and try to give people as much of a Thanksgiving meal as possible," said Bartlett.

They’re also sharing their recipes on their website. This is also a way to support WNY businesses.

"We know that shopping local is really important to people this year. 58 cents of every dollar you spend here stays local and that supports more than 100 local producers and farmers,” said Bartlett.

To pre-order your meal from their Hertel location, click here. From their Elmwood location, click here.

They're open daily and on Thanksgiving from 7am-2pm.