Weekly Newsletter

July 2020 vol. 4


The freezers are fully stocked. 

We will be at all three markets this week;  pre-orders are appreciated.


High Summer Heat & 

Restorative Rain

The recent weeks of high heat and humidity have generated a sense of building tension and a longing for relief among both man and beast at Amber Oaks. Fortunately, that relief arrived this week. It finally rained and it smells like childhood, high summer, and restoration out here (among other things). The grass is already greening, the cows are lounging in the fields, no longer seeking shade and a breeze, and the chickens are plucky and energetic. Even Harley, out border collie, has been willing to forsake the shady sanctuary of the porches to accompany John out into the pasture. It’s amazing that a measly half inch of rain can make that much of a difference – hopefully we’ll get more soon, we sure need it. 


As an added bonus, our increase in production and an increase in local butcher availability have finally aligned and brought us to the point where our supply can meet our customers demand. We’re fully stocked up on beef, pork,  and chicken with more on the way.  As a result, we will be attending the Pflugerville, Elgin, and Taylor Farmers Markets on a regular basis once again. 


Both John and I thank you for being a part of our Amber Oaks family. We are very grateful for your continued patronage because we wouldn’t be here without loyal customers like you.



Turkey Update


Our poults live indoors in a brooder where we can closely monitor temperature and 

ensure their safety 

until they have all 

of their feathers. 

The Amber Oaks Difference


Amber Oaks produces the standard broad-breasted White turkeys. These are the same size and shape as a supermarket turkey, but ours are raised in the organic, pasture-based system that is at the core of poultry and livestock production at our ranch.

Unlike commercially produced birds—even those labeled “free-range” or “organic”— our pastured turkeys are raised primarily outdoors, where they eat a diet of grass and bugs supplemented with organic feed.


What is a Baby Turkey Called?

Adult male turkeys are called toms and females are called hens. Very young birds are poults, while juvenile males are jakes and juvenile females are jennies. A group of turkeys is called a rafter or a flock


Amber Oaks Ranch is once again raising Organic Free-Range Turkeys for your Thanksgiving celebration. Home grown on our farm, processed locally, and deliver to you fresh (never frozen) the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. 


Supplies are limited and a deposit is required to hold your order. Call, email, or click the link below to place your order now.


This Week's Markets


Be well, 

stay safe,


John & Molly