Happy Early Thanksgiving to all! Pre-ordering for 2017 Thanksgiving Turkeys is officially open. We’re excited and looking forward to a fantastic season ahead. Please read through the info below carefully. This is different than buying a turkey from the grocery store :-).
Please note that the price listed in your shopping cart for the turkey is simply the deposit which will be applied to your balance due at the time of pickup. The turkey will cost more. For example, a fresh 12 pound turkey ($6.25/lb) will cost a total of $75 + tax. You pay $35 up front and then the remaining $40 + $1.88 (tax) at the time of pickup.
Current Scheduled ‘Fresh’ Turkey drop-offs:
Saturday, Nov 18th, 8am-12pm at the Burke Farmer’s Market
Saturday, Nov 18th, 8am-12pm at the Falls Church Farmer’s Market
Tuesday, Nov. 21st, 5:30-6:30pm at the Leesburg market location
Wednesday, Nov. 22nd, 8am-12pm at the Mt. Vernon Farmers Market
Wednesday, Nov 22nd, 10am-5pm, In Culpeper at the farm
You have the option of pre-ordering a fresh or frozen turkey. Note that the frozen turkey price is for those picking up by Saturday, Nov. 11th. If you want a frozen turkey for pickup later than Nov. 11th, please pre-order a fresh turkey and we can hold in the freezer for you.
While we hope to accommodate everyone’s needs for size, we cannot guarantee due to our small operation and appreciate your understanding of buying from a small farm. On average, a small turkey will be roughly 9-13lbs, a medium turkey will be roughly 11-17lb, and a large turkey will be roughly 17-25lbs. You can request a specific size but there is no guarantee we will be able to supply this.
Fresh turkeys (or those ordered for pickup after Nov. 11th) are $6.25/lb and Frozen turkeys picked up on or before Nov. 11th are $5.25/lb. A $35 deposit is required to hold your turkey. At the time of pickup, the deposit will be applied to your final balance. We would request that payment be made with either check or cash. Payment can be mailed to the farm or dropped off at the market. Your online reservation is not finalized until we receive the $35 deposit.
Don’t forget to specify in the ‘order notes’ which pickup location you plan to go to for your turkey.
Our turkeys move across chemical free pasture where they forage in the sun on a rich salad bar of chemical free local grasses, clover, & flowers while being supplemented with feed that, unlike most organic, is tested & guaranteed to have NO GMO’s, NO herbicides, and NO pesticides. The result is flavorful meat free from antibiotics and growth hormones. Note that listed price is the price per pound. Weight will vary – final price will be the weight times price per pound.
Round-up in Non-GMO Feed?
Non–GMO continues to grow in popularity especially in light of continued exposure to the damage GMOs cause and in the wake of such statements from Monsanto as, there is no need to test the dna….or, there is no need for, or value in testing the food. These are scary statements.
So Non–GMO crops are gaining ground. But, non–GMOcan cross pollinate with GMO – especially corn which is a key ingredient in most animal feeds. On top of that, there is no guarantee that the non–GMO feed isn’t sprayed with chemicals to include Glysophate.
Thus we are grateful to have found a feed company that is different from most feed suppliers; one that is raising the standard. They test every batch of grain that comes to their mill for GMO contamination and have been known to reject organic feed that tested positive for GMO‘s at their mill. They test & guarantee there feed to be Non-GMO, Pesticide Free, Herbicide Free and also guarantee the feed to be Non-Medicated, & USA Produced.
This testing is what sets them apart. We want our animals to be supplemented with the highest quality feed possible and so are grateful for this incredible source.