Free-Range Organic Poultry
Overland Meat Company features Free-Range Organic Poultry from Smart Chicken® and Diestel Turkey Ranch.
SOME HISTORYON SMART CHICKEN ® Smart Chicken was founded in 1998 in the city of Tecumseh, NE with the mission of producing the best tasting chicken on the market.
Smart Chicken® Organic Farms
This particular farm is dedicated to raising organic, free-range flocks. Our organic farms are certified 100%, organic by the USDA through the state of Iowa’s Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Our organic flock barn dimensions are 510′ x 43′, and each barn houses approximately 25,000 birds. Our state-of-the-art farms use a technology called tunnel ventilation, which controls air flow much more effectively and provides a consistent supply of fresh air. The organic birds are given access to the outdoors to forage and feed in a free-range environment.
Home of Smart Chicken ®
Tecumseh, NE is home to Smart Chicken®’s Processing Facility, which kills, eviscerates, and chills approximately 275,000 birds weekly. This facility was previously a kill and cook facility for Campbell’s Soup and at one time, housed the entire Smart Chicken operation-from processing to distribution. Today, the Tecumseh plant is where the first two important processes occur: controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) and the air-chill process.
Overland Meat Company carries The ‘Original’ Diestel Turkey, The ‘Organic’ Heidi Hen and The ‘Perfect for Everyday’ Petite. Since 1949 the Diestel Family has been committed to premium quality – bringing you the best, freshest range grown turkeys and turkey products available. The Diestel Family continually maintains control of every operation – from our own feed mill to range growing on our ranch, through processing at our USDA inspected facility, and distribution directly from our ranch to you.
We Invite You To…Taste The Difference! Tender and Juicy With Real Old-Fashioned Flavor
A Diestel Turkey is consistently better – tender and juicy with that old-fashioned turkey flavor you can really taste. Range Grown
Diestel Turkeys enjoy the freedom of being range grown in the clean Sierra Foothills with individual care and raised longer (approximately 6 months) to develop flavor naturally – real flavor from real time. Fed a Low Fat Vegetarian Diet
Diestel Turkeys are fed a wholesome low fat vegetarian diet of quality grains and soybeans milled on the ranch – free of growth stimulants and hormones. A Family Ranch Since 1949
Diestel Turkeys are grown, processed, and delivered directly to you by the Diestel Family Turkey Ranch – family owned and operated since 1949 – working as one of the last small, family owned turkey grower-processors in the United States. Broad-breasted
Diestel Turkeys provide excellent value – more meat, less fat and less water than a commodity turkey. For more information and great recipies visit Diestel Turkey Ranch’s website – www.diestelturkey.com
In Addition to the Turkeys, Overland also carries the following foods:
• Oven Roasted & Smoked All Natural Deli Style Turkey Breast
• Boneless Young Turkey Roast
• Ground Turkey
• 1/3 lb. Turkey Burgers
• Italian Turkey Sausage
• Turkey Breakfast Sausage
• Apple & Cranberry Turkey Sausage
• Sundried Tomato and Basil Turkey Sausage
• Spinach with Feta and Pine Nuts Turkey Sausage