Turkey: From Our Pastures to Your Table

“Pasture raised turkey” is more than a label – it’s a commitment to a way of farming that puts taste, health, quality, and the life of the animal first.

Pasture raised turkeys are different because the birds continually move through green grass and sunshine. It’s more than “access.” Pastured turkeys are raised on a living environment for most of their life.

“Outdoor access” and “free range” do not describe pasture raised turkey; “Outdoor access” and “free range” are words used by the conventional poultry industry to make you think you’re buying something different while they serve you more of the same. It’s classic bait and switch.

Pasture raised  turkeys live a majority of their lives on fresh, rooted-in soil pasture. This is accomplished through movable shelters, called coops— not in a barn that only provides access to pasture. Living on fresh green grass makes pasture raised different than every other label, including free range, cage-free, organic, all-natural, and antibiotic free.

If you want the pasture raised turkey difference, you have to shop different.

Watch the following video, Moving a Tradition Forward, for more information and then head over to the SHOP and place your Turkey pre-order.

Turkey: From Our Pastures to Your Table

“Pasture raised turkey” is more than a label – it’s a commitment to a way of farming that puts taste, health, quality, and the life of the animal first.

Pasture raised turkeys are different because the birds continually move through green grass and sunshine. It’s more than “access.” Pastured turkeys are raised on a living environment for most of their life.

“Outdoor access” and “free range” do not describe pasture raised turkey; “Outdoor access” and “free range” are words used by the conventional poultry industry to make you think you’re buying something different while they serve you more of the same. It’s classic bait and switch.

Pasture raised  turkeys live a majority of their lives on fresh, rooted-in soil pasture. This is accomplished through movable shelters, called coops— not in a barn that only provides access to pasture. Living on fresh green grass makes pasture raised different than every other label, including free range, cage-free, organic, all-natural, and antibiotic free.

If you want the pasture raised turkey difference, you have to shop different.

Watch the following video, Moving a Tradition Forward, for more information and then head over to the SHOP and place your Turkey pre-order.

Fresh, Flash-Frozen, Smoked…which is right for me?

Fresh

Ever heard the horror story of someone forgetting to thaw their 18 pound turkey until Thanksgiving morning?
Yeah, don’t let that be you!
Thawing can be a challenge timing-wise AND space-wise.
Why not skip all of that and get yourself a Fresh, never frozen, bird!
And rest assured, when you buy a Bauman Fresh Turkey, it will have been processed just DAYS before you pick it up.

Flash-Frozen

Maybe you’re traveling to Aunt Betsy’s and you’re in charge of the turkey?
Then Flash Frozen is going to be your best friend.
Frozen is also the best option if you’re buying a bird to cook after Thanksgiving Day.
Did you know that turkeys sold at Thanksgiving can be over 5 months old?
When you get your turkey from us, it will have been processed just DAYS before.

Smoked

The Bauman’s specialty: Hickory Smoked turkey is a fan favorite! These pre-cooked turkeys take the hassle and stress out of the big day! Imagine what it’s like to just warm up that bird, instead of having it hog all the oven space for the entire day…No more 4:00 am rising to stick a turkey in the oven! I always select a smoked turkey for our Bauman family gatherings – it leaves me more oven room for pumpkin pies! No salt, nitrates or other seasonings are injected into the turkeys – it’s just real hickory smoke!

Each Bauman’s Turkey is hand butchered. Slaughter is done in our USDA-inspected, small-scale facility in a way that respects the life of the animal and insures the highest level of food safety.

Small, Medium, or Large…which is right for me?

Small

Our smaller birds run 12 to 14 pounds and are good choice for feeding fewer than 8.

Medium

Running between 15 and 18 pounds, this size should be great for 8 to 14 hearty eaters.

Large

Hosting a crowd? This one runs 20 to 24 pounds. Just double check that you can fit this big guy in your oven!

Maybe you don’t need a whole bird?
Perhaps your family is filled with white meat lovers?

Turkey Breast CROWN

A Turkey Crown is the breast of the bird still attached to the bone with the legs and wings removed. A crown is perfect if you have fewer people to feed or guests who all like white meat. The other advantages to a crown are that it will cook quickly and should fit in any oven – and your roasting pan.

Turkey Breast ROAST

Boneless Turkey Breast Roast offers both breasts of the turkey, with the skin removed, wrapped in netting. The netting is heat and oven-proof, holds the breasts together, and helps keep the meat moist. And our Turkey Breast Roasts have no weird fillers or injected solutions, just 100% pasture-raised breast meat.

Roast Duck

Rosanna’s Turkey Tips

Ready to serve your family delicious and nutritious pasture-raised Turkey?

Our turkey tips are simple:

  1. Get a good turkey.
  2. Do not overcook your good turkey.

Choosing a turkey is the single most important thing besides time and temperature. I always cringe when I hear people say “Turkey is so tasteless!” and think “Well, you obviously haven’t eaten a Bauman turkey!”

It’s a shame to dread the turkey at the Thanksgiving table, so here’s some tips to fix that…

TAKE ME TO THE TURKEY TIPS
Bauman Turkey: Rosanna holding a huge turkey
Bauman Turkey: Oven-roasted Bauman turkey
Bauman Turkey: Joanna with freezer truck full of turkeys.
Thanksgiving season 2013: Rosanna with one of the largest turkeys of the year (left), an oven-roasted Bauman bird, a much younger Joanna with the last of the turkeys.

Tales of Thanksgivings Past

Our family looks forward to Thanksgiving as much as Christmas. This is because Thanksgiving symbolizes so many things.

Thanksgiving usually coincides with the last of our harvest season, when the crops have all been brought in, so it is a bit of a harvest celebration for us, as we give thanks for the bounty and blessings that were reaped this year.

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of our farm’s “winter break”, when we have fewer animals to care for due to the cold weather. After spending five solid days dressing nearly 1,100 turkeys, we are extra thankful for a day of rest. I calculated that I lifted 25,000 pounds of turkey with my left hand and I counted 19 cuts and one blister on my hands. It is definitely time for a break.

Pastured raised is a better farming system for everyone.