Why Diestel Turkey?

by New Frontiers News & Events on November 12, 2014

The Diestel Difference

Just why do Diestel Turkeys Taste so Much Better?
At Diestel, creating premium quality turkey and turkey products begins with sourcing the grains they mill on their ranch and continues throughout every aspect of their operation. They source the highest-quality grains, mill their own feed, give their animals extra time to grow naturally, use multiple breeds to ensure a fully mature turkey at every weight range, and treat their animals with compassion. Their customers say Diestel turkeys have a rich “old-fashioned flavor,” incredible tenderness, and texture. Their high standards have remained unchanged since the ranch’s founding in 1949. Here are just a few of the reasons why their turkey tastes better, consistently:

Slow Grown in a Natural Environment
Diestel turkeys enjoy the freedom of being slow grown in the clean Sierra Nevada Foothills where they are raised almost twice as long and with four times as much space as conventional birds. They give turkeys time to be turkeys, which means they develop premium texture and flavor naturally.

Fed a 100% Vegetarian Diet
Since 1956, when Grandpa Jack built the first feed mill on their ranch, they have been sourcing the best corn and soy, which they mill ourselves. They feed a 100% vegetarian diet and ensure that their feed never contains antibiotics, growth enhancers, hormones, gluten (wheat free), animal by-products and DDG’s (dried distillers grains). They also make the commitment to never least-cost their feed. They are proud to be one of the last turkey producers in the Western United States to take the extra time and attention required to mill their own feed.

Humanely Raised and Harvested
Diestel turkeys are raised sustainably and humanely with plenty of room both indoors and outdoors. In fact, they were the first turkey producer in the country to obtain a GAP 5+ Rating. This is the very highest rating in the GAP system! The birds are harvested in their own USDA-inspected processing facility, where they have always possessed incredible respect for their animals. Please feel free to give them a call at the ranch if you have any further questions: 209.532.4950.

Diestel’s Own Breeds
They use many different breeds of turkeys, which ensures the turkeys are fully matured at their naturally intended weight. In comparison, most in the industry use only one standard breed to fill a 10-40+ pound weight range. This is yet another Diestel-specific approach that allows us to consistently produce more naturally flavorful turkeys. Diestel turkeys provide excellent value with more meat, less fat, and less water. They allow turkeys to develop naturally, resulting in a more tender and juicy old-fashioned turkey flavor.

4th Generation Family Farmers
Diestel is proud to be family-owned and operated since 1949! They are one of the last small, family-owned turkey grower-processors in the United States. For over 60 years, they have developed their family’s strict standards, and they are proud to partner with other family farmers who uphold these standards. They know that by using their family’s strict practices, they can help change the landscape of farming for generations to come.

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For more information, please visit http://www.diestelturkey.com/

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Wesley Tiffany November 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Hi am I able to put in an order for a turkey online or do I have to come to the store


New Frontiers News & Events November 8, 2017 at 10:07 am


At this time we don’t have an online ordering system in place, but you’re welcome to call Sal in the Meat Department at 805-693-1746 to place your order. You could also email solvang@nfmarket.net with your name, phone number, size and type of turkey you would like, and a pickup date.


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