Tukey is the centerpiece and superstar of your Thanksgiving, and choosing the right turkey is important for your meal’s success. With so many types of turkey to choose from, determining the right one can be stressful and confusing. Let the Co-op help with our easy guide to the types of Thanksgiving turkeys we have available for sale.
All the turkeys available for purchase at the Co-op are from Mary’s Turkeys. Mary’s Turkeys is a third-generation family owned and operated farm focused on the animal husbandry and welfare of birds raised for consumption. We have three fresh, never-frozen turkeys to choose from for your Thanksgiving dinner: natural, organic, and heritage.
What is the difference between natural, organic, and heritage turkeys from Mary’s available at the Co-op?
Mary’s Non-GMO Natural Turkey
Mary's Non-GMO Natural Turkeys are raised on healthful grains and allowed to free range on the farm. Their high-protein diet provides the optimal amount of nutrients for the turkey to grow. Mary’s Non-GMO Natural Turkeys are free of antibiotics, animal byproducts, hormones, preservatives, and additives. These fresh, never-frozen turkeys are a flavorful and beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table.
Mary’s Organic Turkey
Mary’s Organic Turkeys are fed a premium diet of USDA certified organic ingredients and are free of antibiotics, animal byproducts, hormones, preservatives, and additives. Certified organic turkeys easily roast for delectable moist dark and light meat. Organic turkeys are always delicious and cook lovely mild meat.
Mary’s Heritage Turkey
Mary's Heritage turkeys resemble the first breed of turkeys that existed in the United States. They breed naturally as they run and fly on the farm. Their increased level of activity results in larger thigh meat and slightly less breast meat than is found on a typical turkey. All of these traits, along with an air chilling packing process, result in a superior tasting turkey that cooks faster than other birds. Heritage turkeys are free of antibiotics, animal byproducts, hormones, preservatives, and additives. Heritage turkeys have a rich, satisfying taste, and tender, moist meat. If you prefer dark meat, you will love the flavor of a heritage turkey.