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 ! Sincerely, Craig & Carol Hess Lindsey Rives & Dustin Hess
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.
Our fresh turkeys tend to cook a little faster than what you might be used to if this is your first time. We recommend that you bake them at 325 degrees and figure 15 min. per pound.(20 min. if stuffed). They have a pop-up timer that is set to pop-up at 180 degrees. Start checking about 30 min before you figured it to be done because each bird will cook just a little bit different. I usually like to let it rest after removing from oven about 15 to 20 min. It will carve nicer. There are a lot of other ways to cook your turkey, cook in bags, deep fryer , roasting pans. These other ways will also cook a little faster then instructed so cut off a little time and use a meat thermometer to check your temp. Also if deep frying to keep the wings and drums from overcooking tie a cotton string around the turkey at the wings and drums pulling them in snug before cooking.
Happy Thanksgiving and Good Health and Happiness to all this Holiday Season
2016 Fresh Turkey Orders. Its that time of year again to start thinking about getting your order in for your fresh Thanksgiving turkey.
Call to place your order at 801-731-3760
So give us a call and get on the list now and pick up your turkey ready to cook the week of Thanksgiving. We will have turkeys available throughout the month of November up until Wednesday November 23. You will need to place an order to be sure you get a fresh turkey as we usually sell out every year. This years price is $2.79 lb.
Address for our retail outlet: 4955 W. 2550 S. Ogden, Utah
November Retail hours at the farm
Nov.1st thru Nov.17th
Saturday and Sundays 8am to 3pm Mondays & Tuesdays 8am to 5pm closed Thurs & Fri
Nov 18th Noon to 4 pm & Saturday Nov 19th. 9 am to 3 pm Closed Sunday Nov.20th
Mon Nov 21 & Tues Nov 22. 7 am to 7 pm and Wed Nov 23 7am till noon on pre ordered turkeys. After Noon any turkeys not picked up will be sold to people needing a turkey last minute until 3pm or until sold out.e
We will be closed Thanksgiving Day through Dec 22. Fresh Turkeys will be available to place orders for by phone during the month of December. Pick up days for fresh turkeys will be Dec 23. 8am to 5pm and Christmas Eve 8am till noon. Frozen turkeys will be available throughout the month of December if you would like to call and make arrangements to get one.
Baby Turkeys Have Arrived and we have some super cute helpers.
The start of a new season
The first batch of baby turkeys has arrived and are doing great. They are in the brooder coops for a few more weeks. The 2nd batch of babies is due in a couple of more weeks. When they are big enough we will move them outside to finish growing. We will start taking orders for the 2016 holiday season on September 1st. However we will not have any available to pick up until November. Looking forward to seeing you all again come Thanksgiving.
If you are cooking it in a roasting pan please figure 4 lbs per hour unstuffed.
If you are cooking it stuffed figure 3 lbs per hour.
Deep frying it is best to use some cotton string and tie the wings and legs in snug to prevent overcooking. It will finish generally 10 min sooner than the deep fry directions state.
If you are using any other method just figure they cook a little faster than store bought commercial brands so check on it and watch for the timer to pop up usually 30 to 15 min earlier than the directions they give you.