Photos by Michele Mateus
Words by Alexis Baran
After a morning spent checking out Langley along the Circle Farm Tour or perhaps following a round of golf, the stomach starts to call for lunch, and we’ve got the answer. JD Farms raises specialty turkey, and from their farm comes everything from full roast-ready turkeys to sausages, broth, ready-made entrees, salami and pepperoni (even raw pet foods for your furry family) – and of course, there’s a bistro for when you’re hungry right now.
The JD Farms Bistro serves up turkey in nearly endless forms. But their most popular item is their smoked turkey legs.
These have become so well-known that busses full of people from around the world have been known to make a dedicated stop, just to give the handheld specialty a try.
Also popular is their hot and fresh turkey pot pies, filled with bright vegetables, and of course, turkey! Pour on their homemade gravy and fresh cranberry sauce, served on the side.
Fancy something lighter? Everything in their deli, including the sandwiches and salads are made on-site.
There are a lot of take-home goodies including turkey sausages, bacon-style turkey, jerky, and deli meat.
JD Farms turkeys are raised under a stringent certification program that ensures the turkey are raised in spacious environments with constant access to fresh feed, water, and are as stress-free as a turkey can be. They are part of the Global Animal Partnership, which is a program dedicated to farm animal welfare.
The bistro and shop are open daily – check their website for current hours.