Farragut shoppers stocking up for Thanksgiving feast

Farragut shoppers stocking up for Thanksgiving feast

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and shoppers are already preparing for their feasts. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and shoppers are already preparing for their feasts.

By JESSA LEWIS
6 News Reporter

FARRAGUT (WATE) - Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and shoppers are already preparing for their feasts before stretching out and heading back to stores for Black Friday.

"Beating the crowd. We've got the kids coming in on Wednesday, so we want to do it in advance, not have to rush and wait until the last minute," said shopper Trisha Harris.

Target in Turkey Creek told us Saturday was their first really busy day as far as groceries were concerned, and that it will stay busy through Black Friday.

But shoppers are looking forward to some quality time with friends and family before the shopping season officially begins.

"Just excited and blessed to have the kids coming back, and spending time with family. That's what it's about, right? Being gracious and thankful for everything we have," Harris added.

"Sitting down with my husband. We don't have a family here. Just sitting down with my husband because we work different hours and different times, so this will be good to spend time with him," said shopper Elizabeth Jones.

When it comes to Thursday's spread, everyone has their own traditions. "We are not having turkey at all. Cornish game hens is my favorite, and I believe my husband wants the lobster, so after we leave here, we're going to go and look for a lobster. Collard greens, we are having mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and the usual cranberry sauce goes with it," Jones explained.

"I bake chocolate or carrot cake, a German chocolate cake, we have pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and we have Watergate salad. That's what we have for desserts. And I make all of that the night before," said Cynthia Gardin.

Of course, we looked for the answer to the age-old question: cranberry sauce with berries or in the shape of a can?

"I like both, but we're getting the kind, I bought the kind with the can. That's what I have in my cart right now, but I do love both," Jones said.

But no matter what kind of feast people are planning, it all comes down to family.

"The family being together. That's the best part," Gardin stated.

Target employees told us they expect to get busier and busier in the grocery department as the week goes on.

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