About Your Thanksgiving Bird

Ordering Your Turkey

Ordering Your Turkey

Start by asking yourself a few important questions:


About Diestel Turkeys

Your turkey isn't frozen! Diestel Turkeys come to you intentionally chilled to as cold a temperature as possible without freezing. This guarantees that you take home the absolute freshest, preservative-free bird. Chilling can result in a cold, firm turkey we term "crusted". In preparing for your oven, a firm turkey will easily soften by merely submerging the turkey, in its bag, under cold running water.

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Pro Tips

Once you have the answers to the questions, you can order your bird with a few tips in mind:

"The earlier you order your turkey the better. This way, if you do have questions, you can call and ask - or if you have any sudden adjustments to the size, the new size you're looking for will still be available to you."
- Jerry Saldano, Draeger's Los Altos Meat Department Manager

Pro Tip: Safe Poultry Handling

Never stuff a bird in advance. Stuff it just before roasting.