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Esbenshade Turkey Farm, Oldest Turkey Farm in America, since 1858


Established in 1858 and well known as America’s oldest turkey farm, Esbenshade Turkey Farm is a true Lancaster County original, famous for their moist and tender meat.

The family’s patriarch, Bob Esbenshade, passed away in December of 2020 but his legacy of award winning excellence (he won many grand champion awards at the PA State Farm Show) lives on.  The day-to-day operations are supported by the efforts of the 4th – 7th generations of the Esbenshade family.

Located in rural Paradise, Esbenshade Turkey Farm raises up to 8,000 Broad Breasted Whites each year.  Their cage-free turkeys are always free of growth hormones and fed an all-natural vegetarian diet mixture of corn and soy, growing to an average 10 to 30 lbs.

Esbenshade turkeys are sold FRESH during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, with pick-up at their farm or at prearranged drop-off times at Leisure Lanes  on Columbia Avenue and just off Rte 30 at the Eden Resort.

Frozen turkeys are sold throughout the year.

Esbenshade Turkey Farm
109 Esbenshade Road
Ronks, PA 17572
(717) 687-7631

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How to order your Esbenshade turkey…

To order your Esbenshade turkey, you may call the farm @ (717) 687-7631, Monday – Saturday 9am until 5pm.

All orders may be picked up at the farm or at one of two other locations on Tuesday & Wednesday before Thanksgiving..call the farm for those details.






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Remembering Bob Esbenshade…

Robert M Esbenshade (1928 – 2020) was the patriarch of The Esbenshade Turkey Farm, LLC, the oldest operating turkey farm in America established in 1858.  He was the 4th generation and now his daughter (5th) granddaughter (6th) and great grand-children (7th) are continuing the operation.

Bob wanted everybody to have his best tasting turkey.  He was a generous man often donating turkeys to different charities.  He won many grand champion awards at the PA State Farm Show in Harrisburg.

He was especially pleased when his granddaughters helped with the turkeys and wanted the legacy of the Turkey Farm to continue with the future generations.

He loved his family and enjoyed riding his golf cart on the farm with his great-grandchildren.  He valued all the employees and appreciated their contributions to the operation.  He was all about the customer  and enjoyed the interaction when they came to the farm to pick up their turkey..always wanting everyone to be pleased with their purchase.

His presence will be missed around the farm and in the community.  Thank you Bob for setting a great example.


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