Why a Shelton’s Turkey you ask? There are several great reasons. Let’s look at a few here.
When cooking a whole turkey, it’s usually for an important gathering of family and friends; Parents, siblings, cousins, neighbors, and that aunt that always say the most inappropriate things at the most inappropriate times. All of these forces coming together for the chance to spend time with you and the others and to eat a great meal they can talk about for months. Why would anyone put this much effort into an event and not serve the best they can get their hands on.
Shelton’s is here for you. Our Turkeys have been the talk of family gatherings for nearly 100 years. Our Turkeys are fed a vegetable-based diet, they never get any meat or bone meal, they are raised Antibiotic and Chemical Free! You are getting the best Turkey you can to feed your family and friends. That should give you some peace of mind. We have had several generations of the same family coming to buy their Holiday turkey from us, all telling the familiar tale, that the Shelton’s Turkey is the best turkey they’ve ever cooked or eaten.
Naturally moist, we don’t need to inject them with grease or other ‘ingredients’ to enhance their moisture. Why risk judgey gossip from your guests when you can WOW them every time. Your Shelton’s Turkey can be found at these fine stores, or you can visit us at our retail store, open to the public.
We won't sell anything that we wouldn't eat ourselves.Find a Reseller Near You! Or call us directly at 800-541-1833!
Started with One Hen and One Tom
Shelton's Turkey Ranch started in 1924 with one hen and one tom that had been given to Mr. & Mrs. Shelton as a wedding gift. It evolved into a champion breeding facility that received many awards for body conformation and feather color. As an offshoot of the trophy breeding business, the Shelton family began growing holiday turkeys for the folks in the Pomona Valley of Southern California. As demand for the broad-breasted Shelton turkey grew, the emphasis was placed on growing turkeys for the holiday market.
We won't sell anything that we wouldn't eat ourselves.
Shelton's & Flanagan's: A Matchmade in Heaven
When the second generation Shelton farmer, Fred, died in 1969, the Flanagan family, Shelton's largest distributor, purchased the ranch and incorporated it into their own distribution business. They soon added chicken production to the mix and eventually began manufacturing and marketing value added products to the natural foods industry.
From those two turkeys and two people in 1924, Shelton's has grown into the largest Natural Poultry marketer in the country.
The Turkey's Are Coming! (Really good ones, too.)
All of Shelton's value added products are made from our natural poultry as well as the finest natural ingredients available. We use no preservatives, flavor enhancers, modified starches, irradiated spices, animal protein or any artificial ingredients. Our ingredients lists read like home recipes instead of chemistry textbooks.
The basis for all of Shelton's 50 plus products are their own Free Range All Natural Poultry: Chicken, Turkey and Duck.
Shelton's chickens, turkeys and ducks are grown in free range conditions, which is defined by the USDA as "having access to the out of doors". We raise our birds without the use of antibiotics or artificial growth stimulants. If any flocks of birds become sick, they are treated with a proper antibiotic and marketed under another label.
All of Shelton's value added products are made from our natural poultry as well as the finest natural ingredients available. We use no preservatives, flavor enhancers, modified starches, irradiated spices, animal protein or any artificial ingredients. Our ingredients lists read like home recipes instead of chemistry textbooks.Find a Reseller Near You! Or call us directly at 800-541-1833!