Locally Grown and Raised DLM Fresh Free-Range Turkeys

By: Jack Gridley | VP of Meat & Seafood
On: October 24, 2012

Thanksgiving is a day of celebration and reflection, handed down to us from the Pilgrims. It is a day to gather with family and friends, to give thanks for the many blessings which we have in our lives, and to celebrate the rewards and hard work of the harvest. At the center of the table, as tradition would have it, is the Thanksgiving Turkey. This is why we have partnered with Bowman & Landes Turkey Farm to specially raise turkeys that carry the Dorothy Lane name and are Honestly Better®, both in the way they are raised and in their final taste. The criteria for these birds are:

• No antibiotics or growth promotants — ever

• 100% veggie fed — no animal by-products in feed

• Free range

• Locally grown and raised with feed grown on the farm

It’s amazing how many things in life are attainable by practicing and executing small, basic tasks to accomplish something wonderful. Great nutrition is the key to raising a great-tasting, healthy turkey. To provide the nutrition needed to raise a turkey without using antibiotics or animal protein means growing your own crops of corn, wheat, and soybeans, and milling the grains on the farmfor feed. Almost all commercially available feed mixes have the bad stuff already added! If it’s worth doing, the folks at Bowman & Landes do it right. The grain is harvested and stored on the farm to be milled and mixed fresh to feed the turkeys. The turkeys are raised free range, out in the fresh air and sunshine with no antibiotics, and delivered to you fresh, just in time for the celebration.

Did you notice the key word “fresh” being used repeatedly? Have you ever wondered how turkeys advertised elsewhere for ridiculously cheap prices have been raised and fed? How long have they been frozen, what could they have been fed, and how were they raised to be able to be sold so cheaply? You probably do not want to know. Know where your food comes from, and how it is raised! Eat local, know your farmer, and give thanks for all we have.

Delight your family and friends this year with an Honestly Better® Dorothy Lane Market Fresh Free-Range Turkey or Turkey Breast. Place your order soon by calling or stopping by the store, or order online. We will strive to get you a turkey the size you ordered, but please remember these turkeys are grown, not manufactured!