Saturday, November 4, 2017
No More Fresh Turkeys, No Longer In Business
If you are trying to call and order your fresh turkey we are no longer in business. However if you have been trying to call the phone company is not stating that the number is disconnected it just says call back later. This is due to the line being damaged in the storm and never repaired.
We would like to thank all our loyal customers for your patronage over the past 21 years. Sadly we have had to close our business due to 2 unexpected circumstances. The landowners we leased from decided to sell the property last year and had informed us this would be our last year. The developers are putting a 47 home subdivision in place of the farm. Then in May 2017 we experienced a devastating windstorm which destroyed much of the farm. The damage was over $75,000. With already knowing this would have been our last year there was no way we could afford to rebuild for just one year. We would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. We will miss seeing you.
Craig & Carol, Lindsey & Dustin
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
All Equipment has been Sold Business Is Closed
Great Price On Equipment
We are selling the 2 key pieces needed to start your own poultry business. With us closing it leaves a void in Northern Utah for someone to come in and provide fresh all natural Turkeys. We raised and processed 5000 turkeys a year and also did all of our own wholesale and retail sales Taking in orders as early as June to be picked up the week of Thanksgiving . With over 95% of all of the sales being delivered or picked up the 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. In the month of November during those 2 weeks we had a total gross sales of $197,000. We also have a large customer base hoping someone will step in and provide them with all natural antibiotic free fresh turkeys. The way the market is today with more and more people wanting to be able to buy farm to table, good all natural products it is a great time to get into the business. The only reason we are selling these is that we are retiring.
The 2 key pieces of equipment needed are a good Scaulder and a good picker. We are selling ours for $6000 for the pair. They are in excellent condition with less than 450 operating ours on them. They are both set up with and automatic timer, with thermostatically controlled set up on our Ashley Scaulder. The Knasee picker comes with a loading and receiving tables, extra picker disc and and automatic timer for picking . We bought them new and they have had regular maintenance on them always. To buy these both brand new today would run you over $19,000. If interested give us a call or text at 801-690-3487.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
It is with heavy hearts we are sad to announce after 35 years we are going to have to close our doors. Our property suffered irreparable damage on Sat. May 6th. due to extremely high winds. We are in the process of trying to negotiate with one of our long time customers to try and keep the brand and quality alive. We are trying to have someone take over where we are leaving off. We will keep you posted as this progresses. We hope this all works, as he believes in the Wight's name being carried on. We are hoping everyone will continue to have a Wight's Turkey on their table. We would like to thank everyone for their support and concern this last few days. This has been a very difficult decision for us to make as a family. Thank you for your friendship and business over the years . We will miss you all !
Craig & Carol Hess
& Dustin Hess
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Cooking Our Fresh Turkeys
Be sure to remove the giblets which are located under the neck flap. Also remove neck from cavity before cooking. A fresh turkey may smell a little different then the commercial bird when preparing this is because they will not have a chemical smell which most people who have bought commercial birds and gotten used to. So open the bag, there will be some natural juice inside so rinse your turkey then prep and season.