All of the Turkey in our products is, and always will be, Free-Range and antibiotic free.
Zora, our founder, has always felt an immense gratitude for the animals that provide her and her family with food. As a child, she grew up on a family-owned farm where animals were cared for with the knowledge that someday, they would provide sustenance for the entire family: parents, grandparents, cousins, siblings. Every part of the animal was used, both out of respect for the animal and the sense that food—and the animals the meat came from—should never be taken for granted.
Through these formative experiences, Zora maintains a sense of connection and respect for all of the animals that go into Wild Zora products. Because of this, she will always find high-quality and responsibly-sourced ingredients for all of our products. We want you to feel happy and satisfied about the food you choose to put into your body and the snacks and meals you give to your family and friends.
- Free-Range Turkey
- No antibiotics or added hormones ever
- Turkeys are always sustainably-raised
Who provides our Turkey?
Currently, the Turkey in our products comes from an independent, family-owned Turkey farm in Minnesota. This farm takes pride in their Free-Range, humanely raised Turkeys: the birds are never given artificial growth hormones or antibiotics, and during the warmer months, they are rotated through large, lush pastures.
What are Wild Zora’s Turkey Standards?
Our Turkey meat is, and always will be, Free-Range. As soon as they are old enough and can safely do so, Turkeys are given free access to open pastures with grass, shade, and fresh air unless the weather is hazardous to their health. Rotating the birds through pastures allows them fresh grass, and it creates a sustainable cycle for the foliage to return between rotations.
By requiring that all of the Turkey in our products must be antibiotic-free, we can be certain that the birds were cared for well enough that antibiotics were not required as a shortcut for inadequate living conditions. Our Turkey providers must create a safe, humane facility that results in healthy animals.
Our Turkeys are also required to be processed humanely by a USDA-certified facility, and there are frequent audits by third-parties to ensure that the processing centers adhere to animal welfare guidelines.
But what about GAP Certification?
Many of our smaller farms and meat suppliers are not Global Animal Partnership (GAP) certified. These certifications are programs in which a farm applies and pays a large fee, and once it is approved under the standards, the certification denotes that the farm has followed specific animal welfare guidelines. The basic fact is that even if the smaller farms where we source our meat follow all of the principles put forth by the GAP, they might not be able to afford the certification.
Before we agree to source meat from our Turkey farmers, we make sure that their standards of naturally raised, humanely treated birds align with our own standards
Why do we use these standards?
We believe that the best food comes from the best sources, and we know that there can be no substitute for sustainable and humane animal husbandry. We prefer to support small, family-owned businesses in order to help keep restorative farms in business for many years to come. When you know the animals that are in your food have been treated humanely, the food will not only be better for you, it will taste better as well!
Taste the difference of Free-Range Turkey for yourself!