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Turkey Pre-Orders

written by

Ben Simmons

posted on

October 31, 2023

Good Morning from your farmer,

Our Whole Turkeys are being offered via Pre-Order. They will ship to us Oct 30 just in time for our Coast Route Delivery Nov 4th. Preorders are separate from your regular order. And because the receipt to our farm could be tight for our Coast Route, we have extended the deadline to Friday, Nov 3rd for preorders only. Price is $8/ Lb. for 12 Lb. average.

We only have 60 turkeys available so don't delay - order today!

As I mentioned last week, the opportunity to provide these turkeys came about when Joe's Farm in MI had a retail customer back out of a contract leaving him with extra inventory - and our turkeys did not do well with our summer heat. So, this opportunity is a blessing for Joe's Farm, NGF and our customers.

Why Choose a Pasture Raised Turkey vs. Conventional Turkey - it's all about your decision which production model you choose to support and your family's health.

Our Pastured turkeys eat a diverse diet of forage, bugs, mice (if they dare to enter) and are supplemented with non-GMO feed and grit. Conventional turkey farms only feed a diet of processed feed with no vegetation or bugs.

Our Pastured turkeys roam pastures unconfined where they thrive in sunshine & fresh air foraging and express their natural instincts. Conventional turkey farms are packed into tight confinement houses with little room for movement, no fresh air or sunshine, and only fed a GMO diet.

Our Pastured turkeys are not treated with mRNA vaccines, antibiotics, or steroids. Their natural lifestyle promotes a strong immune system that translates to those who enjoy their meat. Conventional turkeys have limited access for exercise and often receive antibiotics.

Our Pastured turkeys are slaughtered and processed by hand in a small farm USDA inspected facility. This means they do not travel long distances. Turkeys move through the plant at a humane slaughter rate that respects both the turkey and employees. Conventional turkeys are packed into large trucks where they are transported to centralized plants and processed mechanically using methods that often create a traumatic end of life for them.

Our Pastured Turkeys are a key part of our Regenerative Farm as they help restore soil biology through their natural behavior of foraging, scratching, and manure distribution. Conventional farm turkeys are grown as efficient as possible to make the highest profit return in what Will Harris calls a linear system. This is the opposite of a Regenerative, holistic system.

At Nature's Gourmet Farm we are pleased to offer our discerning customers a great tasting Pasture Raised Turkey for their family's Thanksgiving meal.


Yes, I want to Pre-order my Thanksgiving Turkey Today!

Some families like to serve both turkey and ham. As I write this Beth is finishing up smoking extra hams. So, we have both fresh and smoked hams available for your Thanksgiving meal this year.

** Product Availability Update **

NOTE: Restocks are made about 6 PM on the dates indicated below!

Chicken - Restocked October 18th. Next restock will be November 8th. We currently have about 850 broilers on our farm. Processing will continue for twice per month for the balance of the year.

Turkey - Will have a limited supply of 12 lb. average turkeys shipping from Joe's Farm in MI on Monday, October 30th

Eggs - Restock each Wednesday.

Beef - Restocked October 27th.

Pork -Restocked October 18th for fresh cuts. Smoked cuts restocked Oct 28th

Lamb - Restocked September 13th. Scheduled to process about 12 lamb in November just in time for Christmas

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Since we started selling via our online store in 2016, the number of visitors to our farm increased. Then, building the on-farm USDA poultry plant in 2019 spurred a lot of interest from folks who were interested in raising pastured poultry and were looking for a way around the MS Department of Ag regulation limiting the number of chickens per farm to only 1,000 per year. Most of the folks visiting were potential customers looking for naturally raised meats to feed their families.

Farmer Musings!

Beth & I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving - and turkey if you purchased one our our pastured turkeys. For our family the turkey did not disappoint. I spatchcocked (removed the backbone) so the turkey would lay flat. Beth then brined it for a day before smoking. It turned out tasty and juicy. Before our Thanksgiving meal each of us shared something we were thankful for. Beth's sister Debra shared the following:

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