I know what you’re thinking, here’s another retailer jumping the gun on The Holidays…
Well, believe me when I say that there are powers beyond our control that are forcing our hand. Let me explain.
You may have seen the news stories about how the Avian Flu has decimated turkey populations in 16 States. This is going to have a profound impact on the overall availability of Thanksgiving Turkeys. That’s the bad news. The good news is, the farm we buy our turkeys from, Diestel Turkey Ranch, was not affected by the outbreak. But that doesn’t mean we won’t feel an impact. The outbreak of Avian Flu has affected what we call ‘commodity operations’. Read: industrial poultry operations. There will be a shortage of ‘commodity turkeys’ this year, and that shortage is going to create a vacuum.
Diestel is already feeling the impact, as their phones are ringing off the hook from retailers (ones that don’t normally buy from Diestel) trying to compensate for what they know will be a shortage in availability. In turn, we were asked by Diestel to place an order for turkeys now, as they can only fend off these new buyers for so long.
So, instead of placing our Thanksgiving Turkey order in late October, as we normally would. We had to place our order last week.
This is why we are opening our Thanksgiving Order process immediately.
If you intend on ordering a turkey from us, or want more information such as pricing, please let us know as soon as possible!