I've had several folks ask "What IS an organic turkey?"
Here is what I consider an organic turkey:
- Organic farmers never use antibiotics, or synthetic hormones or pesticides in production. For turkeys, organic management starts the first day out of the egg.
- The turkeys receive only 100% certified organic feed, grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides for a minimum of three years.
- Organic turkeys are allowed to express natural behaviors such as scratching and hunting for bugs, and have regular access to the outdoors.
I'd even be ok if they weren't fed 100% certified organic feed. Turkeys that could be outside, living "normal" lives are what I want. No meds, hormones, etc.
So far, I'm coming up w/ zilch in my search. I have 4 more stores to call tomorrow, all in the city. :o\
I'm thinking it's too late to order one online.
(Is it THAT important? To me it is....if I'm responsible for feeding my family, I want it to be healthy and not harmful.)
Ok, off my soapbox for now. :o)
––"It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat."