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9 day old turkey poults

We are proud of our farm raised turkeys this is why we purchase our day old poults from a well established local hatchery to ensure a superior and uniform flock. Starting off with good stock is key to healthy, great tasting birds. But it doesn’t stop there; it’s what you put into the bird that counts. Each day we strive to produce the finest, best tasting, all natural turkey products on the market today.

We grow our turkeys in an “animal friendly environment” and without the use of antibiotics. Our turkeys are raised free

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range, in pastures that are rotated every 2-3 weeks during the spring, summer & fall. The turkeys graze the grasses, and forage on weed seeds, insects and all the produce they can eat in season and are supplemented with grain. They love tomatoes, especially the heirlooms as well as watermelon and pumpkins.  They have a wonderful barn to run in and are kept inside at night to protect from predators and neighbors dogs. We go for walks daily they love to play follow the leader around the pasture, and enjoy answering you when you talk to them.

We care about the health and well-being of our flocks. We are responsible for them and we take that very seriously. We think it unethical to raise turkeys without giving them the best possible environment and care.

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Mark walking the turkeys at 3 months old

With 8% more protein than chicken or beef and 0% saturated fat, Turkey is the perfect protein. The delicious, versatile meat alternative is perfect for the high-protein, low-carb diets that are rapidly changing our eating habits.

Providing tasty food products that are healthy, convenient, and responsibly produced has been our passion since 1983. As we have evolved we continue to improve but our commitment to our mission never wavers.

Our products include whole turkeys, ground turkey, turkey sausage, CWF turkey products drumsticks, and turkey brats. We also offer Thanksgiving turkey CSA’s.

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Health Benefits of Turkey

Nutrients*

Turkey is a very good source of protein, selenium, niacin, vitamin B6 and the amino acid tryptothan. It’s a good source of zinc and vitamin B12. The skinless white meat is an excellent high-protein, low-fat food.

Reduce LDL Cholesterol* Light, skinless, roasted turkey has less saturated fat, less total fat, and less cholesterol than chicken, pork or beef.

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Cancer Prevention*

The amino acid tryptophan is needed for T cells, a type of immune system cell that kills cancer cells. T cells activated in the absence of free tryptophan become susceptible to death via apoptosis.

Mood Enhancer*

Neurotransmitters are made from amino acids, and the neurotransmitter serotonin is made from tryptophan. Serotonin helps to improve mood and eating food such as turkey can improve your mood.

Immune Booster*

There is a growing body of evidence indicating that the amino acid

tryptophan plays a pivotal role in the immune system. In a study on mice it was found that tryptophan metabolites (molecules formed as the body breaks down the amino acid), work as well as any other existing medicines to alleviate symptoms of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.

Testosterone Booster*

The protein from organic turkey will help in maintaining optimum testosterone levels in men. The hormones used in industrial turkey might increase estrogen production and lower testosterone levels. Diets low in protein in elderly men may lead to elevated sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels and decreased testosterone bioactivity. The decrease in bioavailable testosterone can result in declines in sexual function and muscle and red cell mass, and contribute to the loss of bone density.

Insomnia*

The amino acid tryptophan plays a vital role in sleep and is effective in promoting sleep in cases of chronic insomnia.

*References:
1. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray, Joseph Pizzorno, and Lara Pizzorno.
2. Benders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology.
3. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.
4. Bell C, Abrams J, Nutt D. Tryptophan depletion and its implications for psychiatry. Br J Psychiatry. 2001 May;178:399-405. PMID: 11331552.
5. Demisch K, Bauer J, Georgi K, Demisch L. Treatment of severe chronic insomnia with L-tryptophan: results of a double-blind cross-over study. Pharmacopsychiatry. 1987 Nov;20(6):242-4. PMID: 3432357.
6. Lee GK, Park HJ, Macleod M, Chandler P, Munn DH, Mellor AL. Tryptophan deprivation sensitizes activated T cells to apoptosis prior to cell division. Immunology. 2002 Dec;107(4):452-60. PMID: 12460190.
7. Steinman. TRYPTOPHAN IN TURKEY – BOOSTING IMMUNE SYSTEM.

Stanford University Medical Center. 11/3/05 News Release.
8. Longcope C, Feldman HA, McKinlay JB, Araujo AB. Diet and sex hormone-binding globulin. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2000 Jan;85(1):293-6. PMID: 10634401.

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