THE DAKOTA 44 STORY
CRAFTING QUALITY FOOD
Dakota44™ is a nationally trusted brand that crafts BOLD flavors and gentle ways in every meal. Our vegetarian turkeys eat locally grown veggies, so local as they are from the same farm in which they reside. Also, our birds never experience cages or crates and are allowed the space to express natural behaviors on our agricultural-friendly Midwest farms. As a result, Dakota44™ thinks outside the traditional Thanksgiving dinner table. Instead, we craft BOLD, funky fresh meals, snacks, and appetizers to wake up your taste buds and keep you satisfied. Dakota44™ is sure to CRAFT only the finest food moments for you and your loved ones every time.
Consider Us Bold, Consider It Crafted™, Consider Dakota44
BACK TO THE BEGINNING
Are you wondering where we got our name “Dakota44”? It goes back to our start when 44 family farmers came together with a shared vision to blend tradition with innovation in the Dakotas. So this meant bringing the roots in higher standards and home-grown quality that existed on the farm to the production process.
A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR FARMERS
Our turkey farmers behind Dakota44 are Hutterites. Hutterites are communal people, living on hundreds of scattered Bruderhöfe or colonies throughout the prairies in the Midwest and beyond. These self-sufficient colonies are largely sustained through agriculture but often manufacture other goods. Want to learn more about our farmers and where our turkey comes from?
A STATE-OF-THE-ART PROCESS
Our farmers had devised the plan to build a processing plant to afford them to purchase more land to cultivate for their futures while supporting the environment today. As a result, our facilities are classified as state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities within the industry, in part, because of our advanced technology, extensive food safety, and sustainable practices.
In addition, all our processes and procedures enable the continuation of humanely handling our birds while crafting up turkey in ways you’ve not seen elsewhere. Today, our Huron, South Dakota–based facilities continue to raise the bar for crafting excellence within the industry.