These turkey legs are a fantastic addition to any celebration and you can prepare them in a variety of ways - such as roasting them, smoking them, or frying them. Since these legs have the skin still on, we recommend cooking them in simmering water first for just a few minutes, and then moving them into the oven for the final touch to get them brown and crispy. If you prefer dark meat over light meat, turkey leg is what you are looking for. Turkey meat is known for its high protein low-fat values. If you are looking for the highest quality of free-range turkey - you've come to the right place.
New Zealand free-range, and open pasture-raised white turkey - probably the first in Japan. The free-range turkeys spend their days roaming around fresh green paddocks, pecking and nibbling away as they explore the farm as nature intended. At night the turkeys are moved into the sheds to prevent exposure to harsh weather conditions and protect them from predators. It goes without saying that the birds were never treated with antibiotics or growth hormones. Compared to factory-farmed conventional turkeys, our turkeys are raised for 3 weeks longer.
The farm is called Canter Valley and is a real family-owned business run by Locky and Kathy located in North Canterbury, New Zealand. The welfare of the turkeys is a top priority and the family farm maintains the highest level of farming practices. They hold certification for free-range animal welfare practices and are certified by FREPNZ (Free Range Egg and Poultry New Zealand).
|Contents||1 pack contains 3-5 turkey legs
|Package Dimensions||18 x 7 x 17cm (7.1" x 2.8" x 6.7")
(approximate, individual products may vary)
|Serves||Serves 3-5 depending on the recipe|
Shipping & Handling
|Shipping||Shipping and delivery is frozen|
|Handling||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)|
|Defrosting Time||In the fridge: approx. 24h
In ice-water: approx. 2h
|Cooking Method||Oven roast, grill, slow cook, smoked
|Expiration||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 6 months)
Chilled: Once fully defrosted consume within 4 days.
|Country of Origin||New Zealand|
|Packaging||Non-vacuum packed together
|Importer||Horizon Farms, Inc.|
✔ Open pasture-raised on fresh green paddocks pecking and nibbling away as they explore the farm.
✔ Allowed to freely forage on open pasture and exhibit natural behavior. The shelter provides protection from the elements which they can enter during the night.
✔ Certified free-range by FREPNZ (Free Range Egg and Poultry New Zealand).
✔ No use of antibiotics or growth-promoting hormones - ever
✔ One farm, one family, one importer - traceability from farm to fork.
✔ Naturally slow-grown. Meat is better formed, of much higher quality and superior taste.
✔ No factory farming! The Canter Valley farm is a> real family business. Strictly non-commodity produce.
✔ The happiest, healthiest, and tastiest Turkey available - taste the difference.
At A Glance
|Turkey Breed||Domesticated Broad Breasted White|
|Region||Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Breeding||Free-range pasture-raised. Moved to shelter during the night to protect from elements and predators.|
|Raised by||Locky and Kathy|
|Farming Experience||Farming since 1987
|Feeding||Allowed to forage freely so eat a variety of nuts, seeds and grain, berries, and other small fruits, small reptiles and insects, snails and worms, buds, roots, plant foliage, grass, leaves, sand, and gravel. Additionally, the birds are given a supplemental pre mix feed containing wheat, broll (wheat flour and grain), soy meal, meat and bone meal, tallow, and minerals - all locally sourced in New Zealand.
|Traceability||100% fully traceable from farm to fork|
|Growth Promoting Hormones||Never|
Bought these to supplement a whole roast turkey for Thanksgiving and they are great!
Good quality turkey legs
Translated from Japanese: There were five rather small drumsticks in one package. The meat was moderately firm and satisfying, but did not taste like turkey or as tasty as I had hoped. Perhaps it was because of the natural taste of organic products.
Translated from Japanese: Each package contains 4 turkey legs. They’re very convenient because you don't have to cook them all at once, just loosen them a little bit and let them sit apart, then just thaw the amount you want to eat. You can make a delicious and easy dish by steaming one leg in a heavy pot with onions, carrots, and potatoes over medium-low heat for about half an hour, and then adding water and a little wine to the rest of the pot after eating to make a nice broth.