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.
We were satisfied with the quality of the meat itself, which had a good taste and texture. However, the bird was not very thoroughly plucked — there were a surprising many feather stubs, quite conspicuous, on the roast, which took us some time to remove before roasting. Please review your cleaning and processing methods to offer your turkeys both oven-ready and pleasing to the eye. Thank you.
This was my first time cooking a turkey solo - it was truly outstanding, perhaps the best turkey I’ve ever had. The breast in particular was incredibly tender and juicy. We seldom eat meat, so this was a splurge, that was well worth it.
superb thanksgiving turkey. cooked well using dry rub, took only 3 hours and stayed moist and flavorful
The most delicious bird we had for Thanksgiving in the last 40 years
This was, hands down, the best turkey we've ever had. Period. Thank you!
Bought two for Thanksgiving; between 12-13lbs each. Cooked using two different preparations. Very moist/tender … and very happy to be feeding our family responsibly and organically.
We’ve been buying your turkey for many years now and it’s by far the best tasting turkey we’ve ever had!! Thanks!
No turkey is as delicious, moist and tender as your Grow and Behold turkeys!
Glad we were able to purchase this organic turkey from you. It worked out for us.
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||+/- 0.05 lb|
|~1 lb to ~2.1 lb||+/- 0.1 lb|
|~2.2 lb to ~2.7 lb||+/- 0.3 lb|
|~2.9 lb to ~10 lb||+/- 0.25 lb|
|~10.5 lb to ~19.5 lb||+/- 0.5 lb|
|over ~20 lb||+/- 1 lb|
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.6 lb or as little as 1.4 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~3 lb could weigh as much as 3.25 lb or as little as 2.75 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.