GAP Species: Turkey

Turkey farms vary significantly depending on where they are located. For example, our Base Certification and Enriched Environment certification levels are primarily indoor systems, whereas the birds in the higher tiers are raised outdoors. That’s why our program supports continuous improvement, and is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ model. As with all of the animals in the GAP program, our third-party certifiers audit every farm, every 15 months to ensure our standards are being met. That’s why you can trust our label.

Access a detailed version of our comprehensive standards in the documents below or reference this quick, at-a-glance overview of the key standards being met at each certification level to understand which level could be achievable for your farm or ranch.

All levels of certification: Maximum average growth rate requirement | No antibiotics ever | No added growth hormones* | No animal by-products | Every farm 3rd party audited every 15 months

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising poultry.

Standards in green indicate a new or changed requirement from the previous certification level.

GAP Turkey Partners

365 by Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey

Applegate Farms

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1 & 3 / Chicken, Step 2 & 3 / Turkey, Step 1 / Beef, Step 4

Dayton Natural Meats LLC

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1, 3 & 5

Freshpet

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1

Jaindl

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 2, Turkey Step 3 Organic

JD Farms Specialty Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 1

JD Farms Specialty Turkey

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Joyce Farms

Manufacturers & Processors:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Turkey Step 4, Beef Step 4

Joyce Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Turkey Step 4

Joyce Farms

Products & Brands:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2, Turkey Step 4, Beef Step 4

Koch’s Turkey Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Larry Schultz Organic Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 3

Maple Lawn Turkey Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 2

Mary’s Turkey

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 3 & 5

Michigan Turkey Producers

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Misty Knoll Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 2

Nature’s Rancher

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 1 / Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1 & 3

Northern Pride

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Pacific Foods of Oregon, Inc.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 4

Perky Jerky

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Turkey, Step 1

Pitman Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2, 3 & 5 / Turkey, Step 3 (ORG), 5 (ABF)

Plainville Farms

Manufacturing & Processors:
Turkey

Plainville Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1 (ABF), 2 (ORG)

Rossdown Natural Foods (Victorian Acres)

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Chicken, Step 3 Organic / Turkey, Step 1

Virginia Poultry Growers

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

White Oak Pastures

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 5 / Turkey, Step 5+ / Beef, Step 4, 5+ / Pork, Step 4

Whitewater Processing Co.

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Products & Brands:
Turkey, Step 2

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 2