Allentown
37° F
Clear
Clear

Talking turkey with Jaindl Turkey Farms

By Melanie Falcon, Anchor / Reporter, @Melanie_Falcon, MFalcon@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 13 2012 11:21:30 AM CST

Talking turkey with Jaindl Farms

OREFIELD, Pa. -

With only nine days left until Thanksgiving, one Lehigh County turkey farm is super busy!

Jaindl Turkey Farms, in North Whitehall Township, Orefield, is growing one-million of the birds this year. It's the biggest batch in 15 years. That's up from their typical 750,000.

The breeding and hatching process started back in January, and now, they're busy processing seven days a week.

The birds range from six to 40 pounds, and even include the Presidential turkey!

Dave Jaindl, owner and operator, said, "We've been supplying the turkey for the President of the United States for the past 50 years and that's an honor. We get asked by the National Turkey Federation each year, and it's not the one that gets pardoned, but it's two-30 pound turkeys that we send down."

Jaindl's retail store opens Wednesday, November 14, and will stay open through Thanksgiving.