Meet our farmers: Koch's Turkey Farm

Koch's Turkey Farm

Koch’s Turkey Farm, Tamaqua, PA

Koch’s Turkey Farm is a pioneer in raising antibiotic-free turkeys. Farming since 1939, the Koch's farm meet the very strict Certified Humane® guidelines and Farm Animal Welfare Standards for Turkeys. Turkeys are fed an all vegetarian diet free of animal by-products or by-products of any kind such as out of date bakery goods, fish meal, or pet food by-products. The farm provides its turkeys with twice the amount of barn space as is required by normal commercial growing practices.

Koch's Turkey Farm

Koch’s Turkey Farm is GAP (Global Animal Partnership), a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 2008 that brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers, and animal advocates with the common goal of improving the welfare of animals in agriculture. The 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards recognizes and rewards producers for their welfare practices, promotes and facilitates continuous improvement, and better informs consumers about the production systems they choose to support.

Koch's heirloom bronze turkey is a strain of Orlopp Bronze known for great taste, less fat, and superior meat. Pre-order Koch's local holiday turkeys by Sunday, November 5th.