About this cut
When you check out the reviews for this product and our Whole Turkey, you'll see how much our customers love the rich flavor, juicy texture and overall experience of our pasture-raised kosher turkeys. All our birds are raised in small batches by a network of dedicated Amish and Mennonite growers, who move them daily to fresh pastures where they roam and forage freely. Our turkeys eat only GMO-free grain, never any hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products. This half turkey is about as easy to cook as roasting a whole chicken, and can take just about the same time. Consider cooking a half turkey if your whole turkey isn't big enough to feed your Thanksgiving crew, or just making it for a special dinner throughout the year -- you'll ask yourself why you always wait until November to enjoy this delicious, lean, healthy and flavorful meat. After roasting the bird, use the carcass and bones to make a flavorful stock or soup.
Basic Cooking Technique
Roast at 325F, or smoke. Allow 10 min per pound and use a meat thermometer -- the flesh may still look "pink" but if the temperature is 165F and juices run clear, your bird is cooked. Read more: How To Cook a Half Turkey
Products are packed with coolant during their journey to ensure they arrive in great shape. Meats will arrive frozen or refrigerated. Most of our products are shipped frozen; occasionally, due to a very quick turnaround between when the meats arrive at our freezing and distribution facility and when they are delivered to you, meats may be shipped fresh. Meat that is cold to the touch can be refrigerated for immediate use, or frozen for later use. Learn more.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
We had the turkey for the second Seder. It was moist and flavorful. We're still enjoying!
Best turkey ever! The half cooked quickly and white meat stayed moist. Followed your recipe with blood orange glaze — perfect.
This was terrific, as have been the whole turkeys we have gotten in previous years. Delicious and moist and tender. Only issue is the cooking time was somewhat longer than recommended on the website, about a half hour more, but worth the wait.
Omg- it was AWESOME! The size was perfect for two people to have dinner PLUS lots of leftovers. The taste and texture were amazing, and it was so much easier to cook and manage than a whole turkey. I cooked it at 325 and used a meat thermometer until it reached 365 and juices ran clear, then pulled it out and tented it while I made the gravy. I would definitely order this again.
This is the first time I made a turkey and I was a little nervous! It was amazing!! My family keeps telling me it was the best turkey they have ever had! Followed you recipe online. So easy!! I will definitely buy a turkey from Grow and Behold in the future!!!!
Found you online while searching for a half turkey - it was an expensive one for us as we live in Florida; however, this being a solitary Thanksgiving due to COVID, I splurged and am happy I did!
I've never cooked a Thanksgiving turkey before, but I should not have been afraid with this turkey. It was just delicious, and I know that wasn't me :)
My husband is preparing our 1/2 Turkey but he was taken aback by a whole clump of feathers. Your products have always been over the top. Making this an unpleasant surprise
How Many Pieces Will I Receive?
Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packages. Most packages contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packages will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packages of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.
For red meat items and multi-pack poultry items, vacuum-sealed packages may be packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packages you'd like in the box, you'll make that selection under "Customize Your Order." Then you'll choose your preferred weight (that is, the combined weight of all the the packages in that box.) If only one choice is showing in a green box, you do not need to make any selection.
Example: Lamb Chops
Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:
You've chosen: 2 packages, ~1.1 lb, and the price shows $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops. You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. We always try to pack similar-sized items, but you may find that some chops are slightly larger and some are slightly smaller.
How Much Does It Weigh?
We use weight ranges in order to keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable for items with variable weights (for example steaks. Packages of deli meats which are not sold by weight range as we can pack them by exact weight). The ranges are as small as practically possible to minimize the variation between the Selected Weight and the actual weght you receive. Because of this, if the price per pound is shown as "price/lb*", the *" indicates that it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with the selected weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the potential weight variance for selected weights on our site:
|Selected Weight||Potential Weight Variance|
|under ~0.95 lb||+/- 0.15 lb|
|~1 lb to ~3.9 lb||+/- 0.25 lb|
|~4 lb to ~10 lb||+/- 0.5 lb||over ~10 lb||+/- 1 lb|
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.75 lb or as little as 1.25 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~5 lb could weigh as much as 5.5 lb or as little as 4.5 lb
We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. Sometimes you will receive a bit more than the listed weight, and sometimes a bit less. Our customers find that on average they receive what they are expecting. But if you find that your actual weights in an order are all below the listed average, please snap a picture of the weight labels and send it over to us, and we'll be happy to make things right.