About this product
It turns out when you raise animals well -- they simply taste better. All of our meats at Grow & Behold are raised in the US on pasture, without hormones or antibiotics, and turkey is one meat where you can really really taste the different. These whole turkeys are leaner than conventional birds, and also more moist. They cook much more quickly too. Raised in small batches by a network of dedicated Amish and Mennonite growers, our turkey are moved to fresh pasture daily where they roam and forage freely. They are fed exclusively GMO-free grain, never any hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products.
Neck and giblets are sold separately and not included.
Basic Cooking Technique
Roast at 325F, or smoke. Allow 12-15 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. You may need to remove dark meat and roast for a little longer, or cover breast meat so it doesn't dry out while dark meat finishes cooking.
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.
A turkey that tasted as good as it looked. It was delicious. Delivery was also on time. Thanks very much.
This was the best turkey we've ever had!
Our Turkey arrived on time. A quirk of our building’s mailroom meant we were not notified of turkey’s arrival until 16 hours later. No problem. Upon opening, the bird was still deeply frozen, with dry ice packs still churning out their best cold. Turkey had a brief, 2-Day layover in our freezer, and then it was time thaw. In the fridge for 3 days per the guidelines for a 14 lbs (and change) turkey. I dry brined the bird from partially frozen, 36 hours before cooking. Thanksgiving morning, Turkey was still frozen in spots, but no worry! I just added appropriate additional cooking time. My guests didn’t mind a 3.5 hour delay… in fact, most were grateful for the extra time. Bird was a bit of a challenge to get up to temp… couldn’t get her above 140 in some spots for a few hours toward the end, but a few (like 4) additional 30-minute blasts of a higher temp and some strategic basting helped us break 160 at last. Cooked breast-down for the majority of its time in the oven, rubbed with a compound herbed vegan “butter,” and stuffed with fresh herbs, onions, garlic, and lemons, our Grow & Behold Turkey was moist, tender, and extremely flavorful. The breast was outstanding… none of the sawdust texture we do often encounter in grocery store kosher turkeys. My small group polished off the majority of meat that night… only leftovers were one leg and the inner carcass that was made into soup. It was so good, I can’t wait to roast another for my sister & family’s visit from Israel over Chanukah. Thanks, Grow & Behold! If I needed any other proof, I am now happy to be an evangelist for your meat’s superior quality and your farmers’ impeccable, ethically conscious care of the animals that become your products.
we have bought brisket before which was delicious and this was the first time buying turkey. Am so happy I did! everyone raved and said it really made a difference from the traditional kosher turkeys I have bought before. It was incredibly juicy and tasted delicious! I will keep buying from Grow and Behold!
Everyone at my Thanksgiving table *raved* about the turkey - a few even said it was the best they'd ever eaten. I like to think that had something to do with my cooking skills. :) But starting with a Grow & Behold turkey definitely made all the difference.
As always, truly outstanding quality and customer service. Thanks!
Delicious and perfect for Passover!!
I’ve bought other kosher turkeys from grocery stores in the past for Thanksgiving and they’ve been good - actually alright. After a couple of days of leftovers, I really wasn’t really in the mood for turkey for another year. But this year, with this turkey from Grow and Behold, there were absolutely no leftovers. With 14 people at our house for Thanksgiving and close to a 17 pound bird, there were absolutely NO leftovers. I cooked it with the same recipe I always do. I’m torn between being flattered and angry.
I received the size I ordered. It looked great as I prepared it. It turned out delicious and plentiful for all guests at dinner. Received many compliments.
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.