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Regeneratively Raised

It truly doesn’t get any better than a regeneratively-raised bird.

Raised slowly on an all-vegetarian diet that is supplemented with fresh pastures throughout their adolescent and adult lives, these turkeys receive no antibiotics or chemicals at any point of their lives & are raised on ranches that participate in the Savory Institute’s Ecological Outcome Verification Program. 

Born in late spring and delivered to the ranch at just one day old, these birds are grown on a multi-species farm. Our farmers care for these fluffy white and brown poults, keeping their water fresh and feed plentiful. The poults are tucked away in a warm cozy barn for the first 6-8 weeks of their lives, during which they gain strength and independence. We slowly introduce them to the great outdoors.

As teenagers, the turkeys are introduced to their multi-species friends like cattle, sheep, and goats. We utilize a unique grazing system, rotating the animals every 3-7 days onto new pasture, creating a symbiotic relationship between our animals, our farm, and the Earth. This practice encourages forage growth and keeps the environment exceptionally clean and healthy. To ward off predators, the birds and their farm friends are protected by the Great Pyrenees/ Anatolian shepherd livestock guardians.

As the birds reach maturity, they develop the delicious flavor and tenderness you’d expect from a Diestel turkey. After a healthy and happy life, we harvest these birds and then chill them quickly with an old-fashioned ice-chilling method. We like to keep the process simple and never add or pump our turkeys with any sort of salt solution. Once bagged, we ship these birds out to your local market… just in time for the holiday.

Thank you for purchasing a Diestel Regeneratively-Raised Turkey. We hope you have enjoyed learning about these birds’ unique lives and sincerely appreciate your support of our fourth generation family farm!

From our Family to Yours,

Fourth Generation Family Farmers