All our turkeys, are certified organic, certified humane and are an heirloom breed called an Orlopp Bronze.
We receive our turkey chicks when they are less than 12 hours old straight from the hatchery. The first food and water that they receive is at our farm. They are placed in nice warm clean barns that have lots of water, feed, clean shavings and natural light. They are given lots of room to grow, move and run around.
The feed that they receive throughout their life is Certified Organic and made from certified organic grains, organic legumes and organic minerals and vitamins. Certified organic feed means that all of the ingredients of the feed are certified organic, non GMO and have not been sprayed with herbicides or pesticides. No animal by-products, antibiotics, hormones, steroids, arsenic, or heavy metals are added to the feed.
Our Christmas turkeys are raised indoors in barns to ensure that they are protected from the cold Alberta winters. The barns have lots of windows to allow the natural light in and they are given lots of room to move around and are not caged or crowded. They are also kept clean and dry by using lots of wood shavings. Alfalfa pellets in their feed ensures that they get their greens daily. We follow the BCSPCA farm animal welfare guidelines and are inspected by them annually.
When they are big enough the birds are processed in our own government inspected poultry processing facility located right on the farm.
If you are interested in ordering a Christmas turkey there are two ways you can do so:
You can call Shae at the farm office 1-877-393-3133. If she is busy on another call or not in the office, please leave a message and she will call you back as soon as she can.
You can also place an order for your turkey at one of our market locations: Our stall at the Market on Macleod in Calgary; Our Meat Shop on Whyte Ave in Edmonton; and our stall at the Old Strathcona Farmers Market in Edmonton.
When you order, we take a $10 deposit per turkey, this reserves you a turkey but not a specific size. If you would like a specific size, we recommend that you arrive at your pickup location early in order to have the best selection of sizes available.
This years turkey pickup dates and locations are:
EARLY BIRD TURKEYS (order deadline is Dec 12 at noon):
Market on Macleod in Calgary on Dec 15th. 9am-5pm
Old Strathcona Farmers Market in Edmonton on Dec17th. 8am-1pm
MAIN TURKEY PICKUP (order deadline is Dec 20th at noon):
Strathcona Farmers Market Pickup Day will be Dec 24th from 7:30am-1pm
Our Meat Shop on Whyte (located in the Blush Lane Store) Pickup Day will be Dec 24th from 8am-6pm
Market on Macleod Pickup Day will be Dec 23rd from 9am to 5pm
Camrose turkey delivery / pickup day will be Dec 22nd from 6pm to 8pm.