Ready to talk turkey? You'll find everything you need right here, from three kinds of exceptional turkeys to a helpful video on carving.
Types of turkey
A broad-breasted breed with an abundance of mild white meat, these free-range birds are fed a wholesome, low-fat vegetarian diet that is milled on the ranch and is free from growth stimulants and hormones. There’s no added saltwater — just plenty of natural juiciness in this mouthwatering turkey.
Certified organic and free-range, these birds are fed a diet of organic corn and soybeans that produces succulent meat. They have less fat than typical commercial turkeys, a pleasantly firm texture, and the excellent flavor of an old-fashioned bird.
Holiday turkey doesn’t get more traditional than these special heirloom breeds. These certified organic, free-range birds are range-grown in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. A foraging diet supplemented with quality grain and soybeans produces rich, remarkably tender, and finely flavored meat. American Heirloom birds are frozen.
Fresh vs frozen
Diestel's fresh turkeys are deep-chilled without freezing, to preserve quality during transport. A firm turkey will soften when submerged in its bag beneath cold, running water. We suggest picking it up a few days in advance and checking your turkey's firmness early, to make sure you have ample time to prepare it for roasting.
Diestel Family Turkey Ranch
The Diestel's turkey ranch is among the last small, family-owned operations in the country that still processes and delivers its product to market. Learn more »
Brining your bird will help it retain optimum moisture during roasting, and boost the mild flavor of turkey. Use our recipe for brining, or find ready-to-go brining kits at the store.
How to roast
Here's a simple recipe from the Diestel Ranch. It's a straightforward method that will help you get the most flavor and best texture out of your turkey.
How to carve
This video will walk you through the turkey-carving process, step by step. Learn to carve »