Rettland Farm

Rettland Farm

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thanksgiving Turkeys, 2013

Look at the calendar, folks. We are ONLY 10 weeks away from Thanksgiving! Can you believe it?

I'll bet you haven't even given a thought to your Thanksgiving Day Turkey, huh?

Lucky for you, your friends here at Rettland Farm have been thinking about your Thanksgiving Turkey for about 3 months now, and we're all set to get you an INCREDIBLE bird for your holiday table.

Meet Earl

If you've been around the farm on Saturdays, you may have already seen or had the chance to say hello to Earl Keiser, a longtime member of my slaughter crew here. In addition to helping me harvest our chickens, Earl is also a farmer himself.

And lucky for all of us, Earl took on the task of raising Thanksgiving turkeys for us this year, on his farm in Glen Rock, PA.

So here's the deal:

We are accepting pre-orders for Thanksgiving turkeys, starting today. The turkeys will be available on a first come basis. You can reserve your turkey by calling Earl directly at 717.968.0659. HOWEVER, in addition to calling Earl, you MUST send a deposit of $20 for each turkey you order. YOU"RE RESERVATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOUR DEPOSIT HAS BEEN RECEIVED! Earl will provide you with the mailing address when you call.

The turkeys are pastured, broad breasted white turkeys. They have been fed antibiotic free, all vegetarian supplemental feeds since birth.

We are expecting the final dressed weight of the turkeys to be 20-25 lbs. If this is too large for you, we can harvest your bird early at your desired dressed weight, and then freeze the bird until Thanksgiving week. Please let Earl know if you'd like to go this route.

The price for these turkeys is $3.00/lb of dressed weight.

We will process your turkey here at Rettland Farm during the week and weekend before Thanksgiving. We will work out exact scheduling as we get closer to the time, but your turkey will be fresh, not frozen, and slaughtered not more than 7 days before Thanksgiving Day.

You will be able to pick up your turkey here at the farm in Gettysburg, for your convenience.

As we have done in the past, you are welcome to come watch and/or help us to process your turkey, if you'd like. We started this tradition a few years ago, and we'll gladly continue if you'd like to participate. Just let Earl know when you reserve your turkey, and we'll schedule a time that works for you.

So, that should cover it. If you have further questions, please contact Earl or myself and we'll get them answered for you right away.

And don't delay! We have a limited number of these beauties available, and when they're gone, they're gone!