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Jaindl Farms

This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion. We have always believed in and fought for the improvement of welfare for farm animals industry-wide, and all the pork, beef, chicken and turkey in our fresh meat cases comes from producers who have achieved certification to Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating system.


Jaindl Farms, located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s beautiful Lehigh Valley, has been family owned and operated for more than 60 years.  David Jaindl bought the farm from his father in 2005, and manages the day-to-day operations with the help of his brother and sisters.  Their turkeys are hatched from eggs produced by the Jaindl family’s exclusive breed.  From here they are fed farm-fresh grain feed, allowed free range access, and processed in a state-of-the-art facility.  

The great taste of Jaindl’s broad-breasted turkeys have helped land it on the Thanksgiving table at the White House for 40 years and counting.

Note: Our Farm to Market slide shows currently feature farmers and producers from our South and MidAtlantic Regions. We hope to expand to others in the future.

Editor’s Note: This blog was modified on 9/22/15 to update how we refer to our standards.