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We've Got Outstanding Turkeys

Have you started thinking about your turkey for Thanksgiving? We have! Of course, it’s our job to make sure we think about turkeys all year long so when it comes down to the quintessential turkey holiday, you know you can depend on us for the best. In addition to all of the great holiday recipes and tips on our website, we’ll have several blog posts through the holidays telling you about our turkey producers, the difference in the variety of turkeys we sell, and how to cook, carve and what to serve with the perfect bird. To get started, let’s take a quick look at why we think you should get your turkey from us instead of somewhere else.
Many Supermarket Turkeys Some Supermarket Turkeys Whole Foods Market Turkeys
Raised with no antibiotics — ever X X
Raised with no added growth hormones* X X X
No animal byproducts in the feed X X
Processed with no added solutions** or injections X
Complete traceability to the farm X
* Federal law does not allow the use of supplemental growth hormones in poultry or pigs.
** Except for pure sea salt solution brining where indicated.
Pretty compelling, don’t you think? Lots more reasons to come in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned in and we’ll help you make sure your holiday is just right. Next up: how to navigate fresh, frozen, kosher, organic and heritage birds. Don't want to wait? Check out our A Bird for Every Budget chart. Did you get your turkey from us last year? Let us know how it was!