How the Diestel Family does Thanksgiving

Story originally appeared HERE.  Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play […]


Our Product Approach: Clean & Simple.

As we stand amid our colleagues and family, surrounded by the energy and activity of the ranch, we cannot help but feel proud of this labor of love we have committed our lives to. At Diestel, our distinct values and uncompromising approach to crafting products enables us to deliver the premium quality our consumers have come to […]




Let’s Be Transparent

When customers ask about our ranch and our practices, we always have the same answer: “We do turkey one way. The right way.” It’s what we call the Diestel Difference. This is a promise to always be—not the biggest—but the best. It’s a promise never to give our turkeys anything we wouldn’t give our own […]


Reducing Chemicals for Your Family and the Planet

The proper handling and processing of meat and poultry products along with thorough cleaning and sanitation of manufacturing plants are critical elements to maintain food safety, and therefore, protect public health. At Diestel Family Ranch, we take food safety seriously. And we go above and beyond to ensure that our products are not only safe […]


We Give A….%#@&!

What is compost? In a nutshell, compost is decayed organic matter; it is organic carbon and nitrogen that reacts to breakdown over a period of time. Compost is crucial for farming and agriculture. Compost is the material left after the organic matter is decomposed, and it can be applied to the land as an organic […]



Give Turkeys Time to Be Turkeys

My Dad, Tim, has always made it a point to exercise daily and give space for thoughtful reflection. Whether it is spending time outside or writing in a journal, I feel personal reflection is a key component in our very busy world. I also make this a priority and use this time as an opportunity […]


A Farm You Can Stand Behind: Diestel’s 68-Year Commitment to Animal Welfare and Sustainability

Dear Diestel Consumers, You may have heard about the lawsuit and protests being pursued by the animal rights activist group DxE. We wanted to offer some perspective. Diestel strongly denies any wrong doing and will vigorously defend itself and our farming practices against these baseless claims. DxE’s allegations are unfounded and do not represent our […]