Choosing Your Holiday Turkey

October 30, 2023|
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Summary

For so many of us, roasted turkey plays a starring role in our holiday celebrations. Selecting the perfect variety is key, and we’re here to help you navigate your choices.

Organic Turkeys

Our most popular option is the Diestel Certified Organic Turkey. These turkeys enjoy a vegetarian diet that is free of GMOs and loaded with vitamins and minerals. The feed is milled fresh daily on the farm, and is never pelletized. Diestel turkeys are also free from hormones, antibiotics, and growth stimulants.

Organic American Heirloom Turkeys

“Heirloom” or “Heritage” turkeys are truly exceptional birds. These Auburn, Black, and American Bronze turkeys are rare breeds that have been around for hundreds of years. Like heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables, these turkeys have been bred and passed down from generation to generation.

Heritage turkeys are defined by criteria set by the Livestock Conservancy and the American Poultry Association. They must have a long productive lifespan and be genetically able to withstand their natural environment. Heritage turkeys must have a slower rate of growth, which gives them time to develop a strong skeletal structure and healthy organs before building muscle mass. Lastly, Heritage turkeys must be the result of naturally mating pairs, and not artificially inseminated. Diestel’s Heirloom Turkeys are certified organic and fed a vegetarian diet that’s free of GMOs, animal by-products, antibiotics, growth enhancers and hormones.

 

Visit us online at shop.genatural.com to reserve your turkey, or fill out a paper order form from our Meat department. Additional Non-GMO and Organic turkey varieties may be available in limited quantities. Ask at our Meat Counter.

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