We are incredibly disappointed to bring you the sad news that our 2019 turkey flock was almost completely decimated by natural causes and as a result, we will have no Red Gate turkeys available this season.
At this late stage, we are unable to find any growers with turkeys that meet the standards necessary to be marketed under our label. However, we will be offering all-natural, humanely raised turkeys from our friends at Stonewood Farm in Orwell, VT.
For any of our preorder customers that are willing to switch over, we will be offering an additional discount off your early-bird pricing–please contact your rep to discuss and request signage.
While we are painfully aware of the inconvenience this creates for you and your customers, we have to accept this as the quintessential reminder of the fragility and peril that exists in our food system and to take this opportunity to learn how to better prepare and build resiliency into the projects and family farms we support with our purchases.
We can’t thank you enough for your support of the Red Gate Grocer Pastured Turkey program. We will be continuing this conversation and sharing our thoughts and steps in the coming weeks and months–we do hope you will remain a part of it.
The Red Gate Grocer Team & Dan King / Kendaia Natural Growers