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Turkey Information

Special Deals on Whole Holiday Turkeys!

Call to reserve today.

  Frozen turkeys are available now Call to reserve your preferred size.
Would like your turkey pre-thawed? We can do that!
 Reserve your turkey by calling or visiting LifeSource customer service (503) 361-7973.   
Reserved thawed turkeys available December 21st through December 24th at 6 pm. 


December 2023 Turkey Selections are available now.

Call to reserve today. 


Diestel Frozen Organic Turkeys  $3.99 LB

·      Previously Frozen, free range, certified organic and non GMO verified.  Fed organic Non GMO feed

Diestel Frozen Non-GMO Natural Turkeys  $2.99 LB

·      Previously Frozen, free range turkey raised without antibiotics or hormones.  Fed conventional feed
Thawed or Frozen whole turkeys can be reserved on a first come, first served basis.
Call LifeSource, or visit our customer service counter to purchase or reserve your turkey.
Choose either Diestel Natural Turkeys or Diestel Organic Turkeys and the size you prefer.  We suggest about 1.5 lb per person.


Diestel Family Turkey Ranch

More Choices Available 


Diestel  Fresh Free Range Natural Breasts & Roasts.   

·      Previously Frozen, Natural hormone and antibiotic free. Fed conventional feed.

Bone in Breasts, Boneless Breast Roasts, and smaller petite turkeys, are in limited supply, so these will be available in the meat freezer or meat case.

Everything we are offering will be previously frozen.

We will begin thawing all reserved birds Thursday 21st, so please let us know if you prefer your reserved turkey remain frozen.  

Roasts, Bone-in breasts, and boneless breasts will be sold out of our meat freezer or thawed and sold in the meat case.  

Frozen bird are available now. If you need to cook your turkey in the next couple of days, we recommend softening the bird in your refrigerator. Below are the USDA’s recommended refrigerator thawing times:

Refrigerator Thawing Times
 4 to 12 pounds – 1 to 2 days
 12 to 16 pounds – 2 to 3 days
 16 to 20 pounds – 3 to 4 days

If you need to cook your turkey in less than one day, we recommend softening your bird in a cold water bath. Allow about 30 minutes per pound.

Submerge the turkey (in the original bag) in cold tap water. Change the water every 30 minutes until the turkey is thawed. Cook the turkey immediately after it is thawed. Below are the USDA’s recommended cold water thawing times:

Cold Water Thawing Times
 4 to 12 pounds – 2 to 6 hours
 12 to 16 pounds – 6 to 8 hours
 16 to 20 pounds – 8 to 10 hours

*Please note thawing the turkey more slowly is preferredTurkeys beg

Frozen Turkeys Available

What's Available?

Whole Turkeys:

Diestel Organic Free Range  $5.99/lb 

Free range, certified organic and Non GMO Project verified. Fed organic, non GMO feed.

Diestel Naturally-Raised Free Range  $4.99/lb

Free range turkey raised without antibiotics or hormones. Harvest by hand & water chilled. Fed conventional feed.

Breasts & Roasts: 

Diestel Free Range Natural Boneless Breast    $8.99/lb

Diestel Free Range Natural Boneless Light & Dark Meat Roast   $7.99/lb

Diestel Free Range Natural Boneless Thigh – (Out of stock)  $6.99/lb

Diestel Free Range Natural Bone In Breast   $6.99/lb


Call LifeSource (503) 361-7973

or visit Customer Service at the store.

May We Have:

Your Name

Your Telephone number

Type of turkey (Organic or Natural)

Your preferred Turkey size range. (+ or – 2 pounds.)

Please remember turkeys are animals and we don’t have complete control over the sizes available. We will do our best to honor your size request. Early ordering and early pick-up will improve your chances for the size bird that you prefer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reservations are open until we run out of turkeys!

Phone us at (503) 361-7973


Visit the customer service counter at LifeSource.

We encourage you to reserve early for best selection!

Pick Up Now Through December 24th 6:00 pm. 

Pick up your turkey any time 8 am to 9 pm. LifeSource closes at 6pm on December 24th, and is closed all day December 25th.

Start at Customer Service.

We’ll fetch your turkey for you while you shop.

Cooks suggest between 1.5 and 2 pounds turkey per guest. We suggest around 2 pounds turkey per hungry guest for ample leftovers. 


Turkey Recipes From LifeSource

Easy Turkey Gravy

Roast Turkey Breast - Dry Brine Recipe

Dry Brine:
For every 5lbs of turkey you will need:
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dried herbs (such as poultry or italian seasoning)
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper



  1. To allow for more even cooking, remove the turkey breast from the refrigerator one hour before cooking. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Coat a 9”x13” baking dish with cooking spray or neutral oil. Place the sliced onion, celery, and carrots in an even layer in the dish.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together softened butter, fresh herbs, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.
  3. Rub half of the butter under the loosened skin of the turkey breast. Rub remaining butter all over the turkey. Place turkey on top of the vegetables in the prepared baking dish. Insert an oven-safe thermometer in the thickest part of the breast, running parallel to the bone.
  4. Roast on the middle rack for 20 minutes per pound (from about 1½-3 hours in total, depending on the size of the turkey breast). Remove from the oven when the internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  5. Make a loose tent over the cooked turkey with foil and allow it to rest for at least 20 minutes. The internal temperature will continue to rise while it rests. Carve and serve with our Easy Turkey Gravy.

Turkey is done when the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Dry Brine:

For every 5lbs of turkey you will need:

Brining Process:
  1. Remove thawed turkey from packaging and pat dry.
  2. Rub all over with the salt mixture. Carefully loosen the skin and rub salt directly on the meat.
  3. Place in the refrigerator and chill uncovered for at least 48 hours, and up to 72.
  4. No need to rinse off salt before roasting!
  5. The turkey will appear dried up and desiccated, but will roast up golden and flavorful. 

Click to see more great ‘kitchen-tested’ recipes from LifeSource Natural Foods

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