Turkey Share

$6.25/lbs

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Pastured Raised with absolutely No Hormones or No Antibiotics.  Living in a Stress Free and  Humane environment.

Turkey Pick-up is November 23, 2016
Between 12 noon -5pm
$40 Down Payment for each Turkey

Sold Out for 2016

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Turkey Share

CSA – Livestock General Information

Cost
Whole Turkey – est 15 – 28 lbs.  $6.25 lb.    Down Payment $40

Charmingfare Farm’s turkeys are raised the old fashion way outdoors.  Turkey are very efficient converters of taking pastures and converting those grasses into meat.  Turkeys can get up to 50% of their diet from being out on pasture eating fresh grass and bugs.   In addition to having an amazing salad bar we provide free choice wholesome grain to complete the diet.

Turkeys purchased at a supermarket store are most likely injected with vegetable oil, water, salt, emulsifiers, sodium phosphate, and artificial flavorings. We guarantee our turkeys have not been injected or basted with anything what so ever.


Planning Ahead
Advance planning is needed when purchasing a pasture raised turkeys. Our turkey chicks arrive in the spring. Beforehand, we need to have an idea of how many we are going to raise for the season. Most of the time we are sold out by the time Thanksgiving comes around.

When can I Pick Up my Turkey?
Turkeys for 2016 will be ready for pick-up the Wednesday (Nov.23, 2016) between 12 noon – 5pm before Thanksgiving.

Why are the Turkeys so Expensive?
Our birds can easily be four times higher in cost compared to the commercially raised birds you can buy at a supermarket. Raising turkeys the way we do compare to large factory farms is so much more costly.  Please consider some of our points on what goes into raising a turkey on our farm.

  • Poults (turkey chick) cost an average of $10 each.
  • They are so fragile we expect we may lose up to 5%.
  • Cost of running heat lamps to keep the poults warm. The first week they are kept at 95 degrees, decreasing by 5 degrees Fahrenheit each week until they are fully feathered out.
  • Protecting the birds from predators while out on pasture is a constant issue. Coyotes are attempted to control with electric fencing. Air attacks from hawks and weasels sneaking in are a problem until the birds get bigger in size.  We seem to always have a few losses.
  • Grain expense for the turkey raised at the farm is approximate $45.
  • A cost of $12 per bird is paid to have the birds processed.
  • The next day we need to drive back to the processor to pick up the finished turkeys.
  • Cost of labor for 5 or more months of providing care twice a day for the turkeys.
  • All the other little expense that seems to get over looked, bedding, grit, fuel, transportation, etc.

Not complaining , simply trying to justify why pastured raised turkeys are so expensive. I am confident you will taste the difference and feel good knowing you are serving the best to your family!

Additional Shares: Vegetable | Beef | Pork | Lamb | Goat | Chicken | Pasture Eggs