Fresh Bulk Herbs & Spices for Thanksgiving – What to Stock and When to Order

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 75% of Americans report that they plan to spend as much or more on Thanksgiving dinner as they spent last year. This is good news for grocery stores and fresh foods suppliers, but it may come as a surprise to industry buyers who were concerned about over-stocking this year. Fortunately, there’s still time to order to have fresh herbs, spices, and vegetables in stock for your customers before the big day.

Here’s what you need to know to get your grocery store ready for Thanksgiving:

What Will People Be Serving on Thanksgiving?

As you can see, most of these dishes will require fresh herbs and spices to add flavor.

Popular Wholesale Herbs to Order for Thanksgiving

Between dressing, gravy, seasoning the turkey, preparing other side dishes, and even making dessert, Thanksgiving calls for a variety of bulk herbs and seasoning spices. Grocery stores and specialty shops will want to have plenty of these popular fresh herbs and spices on hand to add flavor to their customers’ favorite holiday dishes.

  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Sage
  • Cinnamon
  • Rosemary
  • Cloves
  • Thyme
  • Garlic
  • Ginger

Common Shopping Days for Thanksgiving Consumers

Surprisingly, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving – Thanksgiving Eve, if you will – is not the most popular day for holiday grocery shopping. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving is actually when most consumers purchase the supplies they need for their feast. A Tuesday purchase allows consumers to buy important fresh ingredients like herbs, spices, and vegetables without fear of spoiling, but it also gives them time on Wednesday to start preparing some side dishes and desserts in advance.

When Should Grocers Order Wholesale Herbs & Spices for Thanksgiving?

In order to have enough fresh bulk herbs and spices on hand for Thanksgiving shoppers, suppliers should order at least 6 days in advance. It takes five days for produce to arrive from our growers in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Mexico, complying with all FDA and customs regulations.

Start stocking up for Thanksgiving today! Email us to set up your account and order fresh herbs and spices for your customers.