We order a turkey at the end of September to be delivered in October for Canadian Thanksgiving - and though Canadian, we live in hot, hot Arizona. This year I ordered it to be delivered two days before we planned to celebrate. It came on the exact day requested , packed carefully with ice packs that were still frozen, and arrived in perfect condition. OH, and it roasted up beautifully! One of the best turkeys we've ever had! Thank you Fossil Farms and Phil for making the centerpiece of our Canadian Thanksgiving so perfect!