Price Guide to Natural & Organic Turkeys in Oregon & SW Washington

by Angela Davis on November 17, 2011

For those who would prefer to purchase a natural bird this year for Thanksgiving, here is a quick breakdown of the options available in Oregon & SW Washington.

Diestel Turkeys are the main turkey New Seasons sells.  Diestel Ranch turkeys are raised on an all-vegetarian feed that’s milled right on the ranch.  The birds are never given antibiotics, growth stimulants or animal by-products.  Diestel turkeys are allowed to grow and develop at their natural rate.  The turkeys are processed on the ranch and delivered directly to New Seasons Market.

  • Fresh Free Range Turkey — $1.99 lb
  • Fresh Free Range Petite Turkey — $2.29/lb
  • Fresh Certified Organic Turkey — $3.29/lb
  • Certified Organic Heirloom Turkey (previously frozen) — $3.99/lb
  • Fresh Free Range Bone-in Breast — $5.29/lb
  • Fresh Free Range Boneless Breast — $6.59/lb
  • Fresh Free Range Light/Dark Roast — $5.29/lb
  • Organic Bone-in Breast (previously frozen) — $7.59/lb
  • Organic Boneless Breast (previously frozen) — $9.59/lb

New Seasons also offers Specialty Turkeys, Specialty Poultry and Hams. You can place your order in the store, by phone (503-473-8695) or online at www.NewSeasonsMarket.com.

Trader Joe’s House brand All Natural Turkeys are raised on farms in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and California. All birds are “grade A”, minimally processed with no artificial ingredients, never receive antibiotics or growth hormones and raised on a diet of 100% vegetarian feed. All Trader Joe’s Turkeys come brined.

  • Trader Joe’s All Natural, Brined, Fresh Young Turkey (12-22 pounds) — $1.99/lb
  • Trader Joe’s Glatt Kosher, All Natural, Fresh Young Turkeys (12-16 pounds) — $2.49/lb

Whole Foods offers a range of birds from their “value turkey” to Kosher birds and Heritage breeds. They guarantee that no matter the source of the turkey they sell, all birds are raised with the following three standards: no antibiotics, no supplemental growth hormones, no animal by-products in the feed. Whole Foods suppliers also do not add any injections or solutions while processing the turkeys (except for a pure sea salt solution for those turkeys labeled “brined”).

  • Whole Foods Market Whole Turkey (8-24 ponds) — $1.99/lb
  • Mary’s Organic Whole Turkey (8-24 pounds) — $3.29/lb
  • Heidi Organic Petite Turkey (6-10 pounds) — $3.79/ lb.
  • Heritage Whole Turkey (7-20+ pounds) — $4.99/lb
  • Kosher Valley Whole Turkey (10-20 pounds) — $5.49/lb
  • Diestel Natural Petite Whole Turkey (6-10 pounds) — $2.79/lb

Whole Foods also offers “pre-roasted” cooked turkeys.

You can place your order in the store or online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

Information online about the source of Safeway’s organic turkeys was not available.

  • O Organics Whole Frozen Turkey (9-16 pounds) — $2.79/lb

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Amanda November 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Amazonfresh has Natural Fresh Turkeys for $1.89/lb and Organic Free Range Fresh Turkeys for $2.29/lb. A great price for premium turkey!

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Laurie J. November 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Are the Organic Turkeys gamey tasting? I bought a couple of organic free range chickens this summer and my family would not eat them. They were really tough/chewy and tasted horrible. My husband loves deer and elk meat , which tastes gamey to me, but commented on the fact that I didn’t need to buy those again. It would be nice to know how they taste before I invest time and money into a Turkey.

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Tracy November 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm

got a kosher turkey at TJ’s last year it was horrible…..had about 40 feathers and about 200 of the hard pokey stems of the feathers in it. (don’t know what they are called). Spent a lot and after working on it for an hour we just decided to discard the skin and cut it up for serving. Super frustrating for 2.50 a pound. It was tasty though.

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Liz November 17, 2011 at 11:15 am

Barton feed also has them for $2 a pound

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Cynthia Buhler November 17, 2011 at 10:51 am

Whole foods has an in store flyer with about $34 in savings on various products.

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jeanette s. November 17, 2011 at 10:47 am

not sure if it is natural, though. . .

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jeanette s. November 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

winco is 26 cents per pound-jennie-o brand with a $50 purchase. . one per family

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