Are your Plainville Farms® turkeys free-range?
Yes, only our certified organic turkey are free-range. We raise all of our turkeys in naturally-ventilated barns where they have ample space to roam. These buildings provide them with shelter from weather extremes, protection from diseases that wild fowl carry, and easy access to fresh feed and water on demand. By providing a free roaming atmosphere, temperature-controlled housing, and plenty of feed and water, our turkeys thrive well in a stress-free environment. They are free to roam, but protected from environmental stresses.
Does your feed contain GMOs?
Our organic line is non-GMOs [genetically modified organisms], since our organic feed is non-GMO. We cannot make a non-GMO claim for our natural* line, although our goal is to always avoid sourcing feed that contains GMOs when possible.
What does a "natural*" label mean on turkey?
A “natural*” label on turkey means the product has only been minimally processed and contains no artificial ingredients.
What are the requirements to label a turkey as organic?
Government regulations specify the requirements which include that a certified organic turkey must be kept free range, never given antibiotics, and fed a vegetarian diet containing certified organic grains.
Do you ever use growth hormones* and steroids?
Never. Government regulations prohibit their use.
What do you feed your turkeys?
We feed our flocks a balanced diet of foretified vegetarian grains on demand so they never know hunger. No artificial additives, animal fats or by-products are ever used in our feed. Our certified organic flocks are fed only non-GMO (genetically modified organisims) organic-certified grains in accordance with government regulations.
Is your turkey gluten-free?
Yes. Turkey does not include gluten. Our turkey deli meats are gluten-free and casein-free. However, our turkey gravy and homestyle dressing contain wheat. Please read the ingredients labels and get in touch with us with any ingredient or allergy questions.
Do you use Roxarsone in the feed?
We don’t use Roxarsone (an arsenical compound found in many conventional feeds) in our feeds and never have.
Is there a difference in taste between a hen and a tom?
There is no difference in taste, moistness, or tenderness between a hen or a tom. The main difference between hens and toms is size. Hens typically run 10-18 lbs. while Toms run from 18-35 lbs.
I only eat meat from poultry that has been humanely raised†. How can I be assured your turkeys are humanely raised†?
At Plainville Farms®
, our practices meet or exceed the industry standard as outlined by the National Turkey Federation. Our turkeys are raised humanely†
in a stress-free environment, and our programs are audited by outside entities recognized as top authorities on animal welfare. Please click here for more information.
Where can I buy Plainville Farms® Thanksgiving turkeys?
You can find retailers that carry Plainville products here
or call us at 800-724-0206 to locate a store near you.