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The Diestel Difference: Doing Turkey the Right Way for 70 Years

November 5, 2019 GMT

SONORA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 5, 2019--

The Diestel Family Ranch has been raising the leanest, cleanest, most delicious turkeys since 1949 and is today one of the few small, family-owned and operated ranches left in the nation. Run by passionate and forward-thinking, fourth-generation turkey farmers, the team’s innovative and sustainable farming practices are paving the way for future generations, while their artisan turkey products are providing a contemporary edge to this classic lean protein. Following in the footsteps of their parents who modernized the family business, daughter Heidi, son Jason and son-in-law Jared continue to define the Diestel Difference as the family celebrates 70 years of sustainably raising turkeys.

From walking the flock daily and paying close attention to the turkey’s health (removing the need for antibiotics), to lining their barns with fresh pine wood shavings and using 100% organically approved probiotic and natural cleaners, Diestel is committed to thoughtfully raising healthy and wholesome birds. Slow grown with plenty of fresh air and space to roam, Diestel turkeys are raised with nearly double the space as conventional birds and fed 100% vegetarian, freshly ground, free-choice mash. Constantly pursuing new and innovative farming practices, Diestel is not just protecting the earth; they’re on a mission to restore it. They’re committed to the environment and conserving biological resources through regenerative agriculture. They invest in their own composting ( that’s good s%*t!...literally) and water treatment facilities on the ranch to reduce waste stream, conserve ground water, and reuse valuable resources. They’ve also completely eliminated toxic chemicals, fertilizers and inorganic substances on their farms, including chlorine and ammonium-based sanitizer, and use effective cleaners certified by the Green Clean Institute and oxygenated water at their production facilities to ensure food safety.

Diestel’s exceptional farming practices result in tender and juicy turkeys with authentic, mouthwatering flavor, plus a superior yield, a.k.a. great meat-to-bone ratio that makes mama proud! Pouring as much heart and soul into producing premium products as they do into caring for their big, bold, and beautiful birds, Diestel’s processing facility serves as a modern butcher shop with skill and attention paid toward quality and safety. Their products are minimally processed with no fillers, gluten, artificial ingredients or preservatives, nitrites or nitrates, antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants, ever. Operating under the strictest animal welfare, quality and safety standards, Diestel’s farms are certified by the Global Animal Partnership, Non-GMO Project Verified, Oregon Tilth Certified Organic, and Where Food Comes From certified. In addition, their plants are certified by the USDA and the Non-GMO Project.

Said Heidi Diestel, fourth-generation turkey farmer, “Our company was born out of simple means and rugged determination, and that entrepreneurial spirit is strong as ever today. We care deeply about the animals and the land and push ourselves daily to pioneer practices that create the best-tasting, highest quality and most responsibly raised turkey products on the market. While most producers in our industry are dedicated to getting pounds to market as quickly as possible, our approach is just the opposite. We have no interest in growing all the turkeys in the world, we simply want to raise the best.”

The Diestel Family Ranch produces premium-quality, natural and organic, year-round and holiday products that are sold at select retailers nationwide and online at DiestelTurkey.com. When it comes to the community, each year Diestel donates over 100,000 pounds of turkey to their local food bank, partners with Meals on Wheels to provide meal home delivery to isolated seniors living in Tuolumne County, and donates Diestel compost to schools that employ on-site gardens. Diestel birds have always, and will always, give back. For more information visit DiestelTurkey.com or contact 888-4-Gobble / info@diestelfamilyranch.com. Also find @diestelturkey on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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