We will be working with Koch's Family Farm (more info on them below) to offer you the best sustainably & humanely raised turkeys for your family dinner. Koch's offers 3 different types of turkeys; Organic white domestic, antibiotic free white domestic and heirloom breed non-gmo bronze turkeys. All turkeys are raised certified humane and GAP certified and are outside as long as weather permits.
Certified Organic white turkey $6.79/lb.
Antibiotic free white domestic $3.20/lb.
Heirloom breed bronze non-GMO for $4.99/lb.
You will pay a $25 deposit now then finalize your individual turkey payment based on the exact weight at time of pickup.
We will receive the turkeys on Thursday 11/17 and they will be available for you to pickup Friday 11/18, Saturday 11/19, Monday 11/21, & Tuesday 11/22. We will email you reminders with exact times.
About Koch's Family Farm
Koch's Turkey Farm is a true family farm that values the traditional standards of their Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage. Roscoe and Emma Koch first started raising turkeys on the family farm in 1939. The Koch's Turkey Farm was founded by their son Lowell and his wife Elizabeth in 1953. Their original farm boasted 2 small open houses and 60 acres of open space.
Since that time they have gradually evolved into a fully integrated farm with 45 turkey houses, a hatchery, and an all natural feed mill. Their feed contains no synthetic herbicides or pesticides and no animal by-products.
Today the farm is carefully managed by the third generation of the Koch's family.
Humane Practices for Their Turkeys
Their turkeys are antibiotic free and have free range access to outdoor areas that provide natural sunlight and fresh air. Our Turkeys meet the very strict Certified Humane® guidelines and Farm Animal Welfare Standards for Turkeys.
In addition to meeting these guidelines, Koch's scored a 100% on the Turkey Welfare and Humane practices independent audit by Steritech.
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Koch's also meets Animal Welfare Standards set forth by
The Global Animal Partnership (GAP), a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 2008, brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers, and animal advocates—a diverse group with the common goal of improving the welfare of animals in agriculture. , recognizes and rewards producers for their welfare practices, promotes and facilitates continuous improvement, and better informs consumers about the production systems they choose to support.
All Turkeys come Fresh-Frozen:
- This means that the internal temp of the turkey has never gone below 26 degrees.
- The turkeys usually come in between 26-32 degrees, and can have an “ice crust” where the outside of the turkey is frozen but the internal temp is above 26 degrees.
- Customers can store the turkeys in the fridge or the freezer. It will take some time for the turkeys to defrost.
- They have never been thawed.