Hold onto your giblets: Designer turkeys are flying off store shelves - even at prices as high as $14 a pound.
That's a $168 dent in your Thanksgiving budget if you're hunting a tasty 12-pounder.
Manhattan architect Stephen Alesch dished out more than $200 Sunday for a pair of Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch Heritage free-range turkeys, priced at $11 a pound and dubbed the "Mercedes-Benz" of birds by Dean & Deluca staff.
"They hang out in open fields," Alesch, 45, said in defense of his three-figure fowl.
"It's all about what it's been like for them for their one or two years of life."
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