Willie Bird Nitrate-Free Smoked Whole Turkey, Available Now
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Nobody smokes a turkey like the experts at the famous Willie Bird Ranch in Sonoma County, California, where the free-range birds are raised on the tastiest, healthiest natural grains. Entirely free of preservatives, our whole, bone-in turkey is rubbed with a brown-sugar cure and spiked with garlic, then slow-smoked to succulent perfection. The mild, moist meat has a spectacular smoky flavor and is delicious hot or cold.
- Preservative free.
- Shipped chilled.
- Please note: Once an order has been placed, no updates can be made to the shipping address.
- Made in USA.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 9–11 lb. (serve 8–10).
- 11–13 lb. (serves 10–12).
- 13–15 lb. (serves 12–14).
- Use & Care
- The turkey ships chilled with ice packs. Refrigerate or freeze upon receipt. It keeps 4 weeks refrigerated, unopened, or up to 6 months frozen.
- To thaw, remove from the freezer and place in the refrigerator for 48 hours.
- Preheat oven to 275°F. Place the defrosted turkey in a roasting pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake until warmed through, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. If preparing stuffing, cook it separately on the stovetop or in the oven; do not stuff the bird.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes prior to serving.
Turkey, water, salt, brown sugar.
Please allow 2-5 business days for processing and delivery. This gives our artisan partners time to prepare your order with exceptional care and attention to detail. A more accurate delivery date will be quoted on the payment page. Perishable food items are not eligible for rush shipping. Please not that we do not ship perishable food items outside the contiguous 48 states or to P.O. Boxes.
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Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.
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- About Willie Bird Turkeys
The Benedetti family started raising turkeys in Northern California’s Sonoma County back in 1948. In 1963, Willie Benedetti developed the formula for the now-famous Willie Bird Turkey, which the family raises in the rolling, oak-studded hills just east of Santa Rosa. The birds roam freely around the grassy acreage, tended and nurtured by Willie, his brother Riley and their cousin Rocky Koch. The best we’ve tasted, Willie-Bird free-range turkeys are raised with care, fed only the best natural grains and vegetable proteins, and never treated with hormones or antibiotics.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by MarlaB from Delicious! This is the second time that I ordered the Willie Bird smoked turkey for Thanksgiving. My husband and I usually do not eat white meat as we find it too dry, but that was not the case with the Willie Bird smoked turkey. We ate both the dark and white meat and both were moist, juicy and absolutely delicious. I will be ordering it again next year for Thanksgiving. If you like smoked turkey then you will enjoy this as much as we did.Date published: 2019-01-12Rated 5 out of 5 by Pattijom from Excellent Smoked Turkey My first smoked turkey and it was delicious! It was moist and meaty. The drumsticks were even terrific! It tasted great even with gravy! Highly recommend. I have bought one for my mother in law ( whom I adore), and will buy one again for me.Date published: 2016-11-29
I have ordered the other smoked turkey many times and loved it. Does anyone know if the preservative-free one tastes much different? We love the "regular" one so much, I don't want to change the flavor but skipping preservatives sounds healthier. Advice?Hi Hosting Xmas, The preservative-free turkey tastes very similar to the "regular" one.Date published: 2019-01-18