Roscoe and Emma Koch had a small family farm in the Lewistown Valley outside of Tamaqua, PA and first started growing turkeys there in 1939. After raising turkeys for his father, Lowell Koch and his wife Elizabeth founded Koch's Turkey Farm in 1953. Lowell and Betty started the business with only two turkey barns and a small processing plant and grew the business to 45 turkey barns by the 1980's.
The third generation of the Koch family, Duane, Barb, Pam, and Beth, took over operations in the mid 1990's. In the first year, they experimented with the possibility of growing turkeys using an all vegetarian diet without any usage of antibiotics during the life of the turkey. Having reached success on our third flock, they have raised our turkeys this way ever since. This All-Natural approach to raising turkey is the reason that Koch's turkeys taste as good as they do.
Koch's Turkey Farm is proud to raise our turkeys without antibiotics while feeding an all vegetarian diet that consists only of corn, soybeans, vitamins, and minerals. They do not use animal by-products nor by-products of any kind such as out of date bakery goods, fish meal, or pet food by-products.