The holidays are the one time we really get together. As family. As friends. As frenemies connected by loose familial bonds. Between Thanksgiving, Channukah, Christmas and the other traditional and/or religious holidays that all seem to arbitrarily fall during this month and half period. It's the one time we get together, and the meal just has to be right.

But with these once annual get-togethers come once-annual problems. The household gets overrun. And let's not get started on that meal. A turkey, tofurkey, turducken, stuffing, candied yams, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and whatever else is on the menu is a tremendous strain on both you and your kitchen. Oh and Sarah just called to say that Jerry wants to know if you have a TV again. He really wants to watch the Lions game. Jerry's got a good feeling about this year.

That's why it's important to never forget a kind of togetherness that sticks around after the holidays: The neighborhood.

New Seasons Market is our neighborhood grocer. Beginning in Raleigh Hills and then expanding throughout the metro area, New Seasons is a place where local farmers, ranchers and fishermen all bring their goods to the community. To you. It's more than your organic, non-GMO, gluten-free or paleo grocery option, it's your Pacific Northwest option.

And it's especially here for you now, because we all know the holidays can be a handful. Maybe there's not enough room in the oven for the turkey, yams and stuffing—or "dressing" if that's how you choose to live your life. Or you don't have that fifth burner to take your side game to the next level. That's when Portland's neighborhood grocer has your back. Because it's important to keep the holidays about friends, family and those in-laws who are also grudgingly a part of the family.

Reserve your Thanksgiving feast online before 11/18! Go to to choose your meal and let New Seasons Market make your holiday season (a little) easier.