Tewes Poultry Farm
Fresh Turkeys
Cooking instructions for a
Tewes turkey

To Prepare:
Remove plastic bag.
Remove neck and giblets from cavities.
Rinse turkey and pat dry.
Cook neck and giblets for broth for flavoring dressing and for giblet gravy.

Place turkey breast-up on rack in shallow roastingpan.
Add Approximately 1/2 cup of water.

Preheat oven to 350
Roast for 1/2 hour, then lower to 300-325.

Turkeys 12-15 lbs. cook 3-3 hours
Turkeys 15-20 lbs. cook 4-4 hours
Turkeys 20-25 lbs. cook 4-5 hours
Turkeys 25-30 lbs. cook 5-5 hours

*These are approximate temperatures and times as all ovens vary.
* Stuffed turkeys may require about hour additional roasting time.
*A cooking bag or cover pan may take off an hour.
*When using a pop up timer, place it in the breast meat.
* Turkey is finished when leg easily falls apart from turkey.
Common Questions:

Bring your pan to make sure your turkey will fit. Make sure the person picking up your turkeys knows the correct size. We don't mark each one with a name since we sell about 2,000 turkeys around the holidays.

Our turkeys are fed a corn meal mash (no hormones of any kind).

They are free range (not in cages)..you can see them from the road.

We can split a larger turkey if you'd like two small ones or just a small half of a turkey (for the smaller families).

You can buy extra parts of the turkey for gravy,etc.

It is never too late to order, if you can't get through by phone, try email, or just stop by-we'll find something to fit your needs.

We are open year round for chickens and eggs (if you call ahead, we can get you a turkey also).

We recommend a pound to a 1 1/2 lbs. per person. Figure that there are bones in the turkey. The recommended size for a full, meaty turkey is 20 lbs. Ours range from 17-40 lbs.

Generally our turkeys can be kept in the fridge for 3 days. If you want to keep it longer, put it in the freezer for a day or two to get a cold crust and then move it to the fridge.

We also sell gift certificates.

Your turkey isn't dead when you order, so know that we will try to get as close to your size as possible.

We aren't considered organic. There are regulations, as well as a process that is needed to be evaluated as organic, but we consider our poultry to be natural- no hormones, free range.

We recycle old egg cartons, plastic/paper grocery bags, and old ink cartridges and cell phones (in support of a local high school).
Tewes Poultry Farm- fresh turkeys
859-341-8844 gift certificates available
email your order farmer@tewesfarm.com