Bob’s Turkey farm is a family owned and operated business. Robert Van Hoof started this business in 1954 with just 125 turkeys. Bob is now retired, but likes to check in with us on a weekly basis. We are now raising approximately 10,000 turkeys on the home farm in Lancaster and over 3,000 on our farm in Ashburnham, MA.
Richard Van Hoof, Bob’s son, is responsible for the breeding, hatching and raising of the turkeys. Susan Miner, Bob’s daughter, is responsible for the retail part of the business as well as the bookkeeping. We have a team of dedicated and loyal employees who have been with us for years and are more than willing to help you and answer your questions when you call the farm.
Our turkeys are a Broad Breasted White Turkey originating in Andover, MA. We breed, raise, and slaughter all of our own turkeys here in Lancaster. All of our turkeys are fed a well balanced grain diet. We also use a preventative feed for the first four weeks of life. This gives our birds a healthy start before they transition to natural nutrients. Our birds are grown in barns and outdoor pens, free to move around as they wish.
Even though we had a devastating fire June 30, we are open as usual six days a week and will have Thanksgiving Turkeys for sale. Thank you to all our customers, friends, family and community for all the support and kindness you have shown us since the fire, we truly appreciate everything.