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Thanksgiving Takeout Blessings

photos courtesy of Earth Origins

For movie buffs that enjoy holiday-themed movies, director Martin Brest’s Scent of a Woman (1992), starring Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell, can provide an entertaining reason to stay awake after eating a particularly satiating Thanksgiving Day meal. Film aficionados that also savor playing the exhausting role of Thanksgiving host will be able to better resist the urge to fall asleep during the film if they’ve saved their energy and preordered a delicious Thanksgiving feast takeout, rather than getting up at dawn’s first light to dive into food preparation.

Southwest Floridians can count among their blessings this Thanksgiving that Ada’s and Earth Origins Market, in Fort Myers, and Food & Thought, as well as Wynn’s Market, in Naples, are offering relief from Thanksgiving kitchen duty with tasty traditional foods and alternatives.

Earth Origins Market, Fort Myers

Earth Origins Market is offering Mary’s Farm free-range, natural and organic turkeys, as well as grass-fed, all-natural beef strip roasts and Niman Ranch all-natural spiral bone-in hams. “Our deli will be preparing many side items such as vegan garlic and chive mashed potatoes, grandma’s homemade cranberry orange relish, cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes, stuffed acorn squash and a variety of delicious pies,” says Melissa Bystry, marketing specialist.

Place orders at Earth Origins Market, 15121 S. Tamiami Tr., Ste. 104, Fort Myers, at 239-210-3256 or and arrange for a convenient pick-up time.

Ada’s, Fort Myers

Thanksgiving offerings at Ada’s include fully prepared, ready-to-cook meals for the holiday season. Order organic and natural whole turkeys and turkey breasts fully seasoned and oven-ready. Each turkey comes in its own roasting bag within a recyclable roasting pan. Order side dishes including stuffing, turkey gravy, raw vegan cranberry orange relish, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed cauliflower and roasted root vegetables, as well as other selections.

Several vegan and vegetarian options, including a full vegan holiday meal featuring a Gardien holiday roast and three sides, make it easy to entertain vegan friends and family. Party platters and bake-at-home brie round out holiday entertaining needs.

Ada’s Natural Market, 7070 College Pkwy., Ft. Myers. To order, call 239-939-9600 or visit

Wynn’s Market, Naples

Wynn’s Market catering department, headed up by Executive Chef Benjamin Shad, is offering a gluten-free, organic Thanksgiving with organic turkey breast or whole turkey dinners that include everything from natural broths to organic vegetables and delicious desserts.

Extensive offerings include whole cooked turkeys, carved turkeys, cooked turkey breasts, carved turkey breasts, holiday ham and many different side dishes. There is a full gluten-free appetizer soup, salad and side dish menu, seven gluten-free sides, one gluten-free desert, roast apple walnut crumble, gluten-free stuffing and gluten-free gravy.

Wynn’s Market, 141 9th St. N., Naples, Orders are accepted no later than Nov. 13. To order, call catering coordinator, Kimberly, at 239-649-7272.

Food & Thought, Naples

Food & Thought foodies might want to think about ordering and eating dessert first with their offerings of pies—pecan, cherry, sweet potato, apple and pumpkin. There are also lemon bars, black bean brownies and cookies—chocolate chip cookies, ginger and peanut butter chocolate chip. The cake selection includes strawberry love, orange creamsicle, pumpkin spice and and butter pecan.

Raw vegan items comprise pumpkin pie, raw vegan stuffing, vegan green bean casserole, raw vegan mock turkey and mushroom gravy, and raw cranberry sauce.

Mary’s, as well as Amish and Heritage turkeys can be ordered in addition to side dishes—mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing, gluten-fee stuffing, extra gravy, tomato brown rice, lima beans, veggie sauté, greens and cranberry sauce.

Food & Thought, 2132 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples. Orders must be taken by Melody or Josh a minimum of 24 hours in advance and picked up before 5 p.m. Nov. 23. To order, call 239-213-2222 or visit

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