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All right well at least two turkeys.
Can breathe easier this holiday President Obama continuing the annual White House Thanksgiving tradition.
-- that 62 year -- cool orange and Carolina.
As the -- -- but the question is are you willing to pardon your Turkey this year here's an idea for any -- thought about -- the practice called.
And no -- will be harmed at your Thanksgiving table if you eat this bird is not a -- we're joined now by the president and founder of turtle island foods and the inventor of so perky set Tenet -- thank you for being on Fox Business.
Pleasure then -- me do I know that you're being -- obviously but boulevard to get the idea for a -- for what inspired you to.
-- -- -- -- Arrived from my own failed Thanksgiving experiences with -- stuff pumpkins and -- -- he couldn't cut with chainsaw and we were looking for -- high -- didn't fund celebratory.
That to carry an alternative that was kind of a peace making products that everybody could he.
Do you think that sales are getting a boost because we are saying folks are trying to get my health conscious.
You know that you are saying movement in the in the organic food markets -- -- -- a boosting your business.
Businesses up we've sold more of turkeys this year -- the years past.
Over 300000 to over heroes.
We'll -- just let you know this is Jim laid the ball were having a tofu Turkey.
Of -- Thanksgiving and it really has nothing to do with my being on the show today my -- -- -- so we're looking forward to it we do this every year.
That's great to hear you know it's been a fourteen years that we've been making -- for heroes and for the last fourteen years every year we sell a few more than last year and we've actually.
Sold more than the years past so we didn't know what the economy and everything whether this was gonna continue -- that.
-- but fortunately we've sold.
Outsold 2008 numbers already so.
Something's happening and out there in the consumer marketplace.
They say flat as the new up.
But up is the new up for us and so we're just really thankful this Thanksgiving to have more sales than in 2008.
And -- I think that I should be looking forward to any improvements they've made this year vs prior years just wondering.
It's pretty much the same as it ever was I do you have a good -- perky crock pot recipe it -- perky dot com.
But I think you might want to try it's something that we've been working on this here and it's a very moist delicious -- -- although.
Most people -- for heroes right alongside the regular Turkey which is the beauty of it you can just stick it -- a small corner of the oven and footer right up on the table and law lie everybody has some that he.
What I'm so confused about so we've got the two youngest classic double B samples.
It's a small box up for the gravy in the tougher do you mean -- big.
Did you still perky is dead I mean is it that could be the actual size of a bird that I can by the store or or not.
Yeah pretty much these are 26 ounce still -- -- and we say they serve four to six people.
You know the vegetarian.
Like I go to a Thanksgiving where they'll be fifty people and they'll be three or four of us vegetarians out there.
On the -- -- -- so it's not sort of the bigger birds like you have it's occurred not a bird first of all but.
He it's a smaller markets so we found early on you know the first still turkeys were serving -- And we've heard from our customers that it's really more like one or two.
Person that are going to feast where they're already serving Turkey that are -- until -- so we make them smaller just to serve that.
Sort of niche we see our niche is.
The just a few vegetarians that are at an already.
On universities so.
Yes several quick I have to ask you I was looking at your your bio.
Upended tree house when you were starting your business is that true.
That is actually true I lived in a tree house before there was true -- -- was so it.
Product maker called Tampa Bay and I actually have lived in -- -- else I was living on 300 dollars a month.
You have to keep your overhead low that doesn't.
Give you much money to spend but I had the dream and for fifteen years we had turtle island foods that founded in 1980 and when he 500 dollars of my.
Teacher money I was a teacher natural -- before that.
And -- you know when your starting a small business sometimes you have to.
Make sacrifices certainly and I lived and trails for eight years.
It was not a sacrifice by the way that was some of the best years of my life I've really enjoyed -- very dedicated very relevant -- Flying around the tree house and we'll -- -- think the sentiment quite -- -- Thank you very much up again the crater of that -- -- scraped it to have him just ahead.
Turkey day happy six in the -- and happy to perky dates it to you -- You have the -- I did not get your wife James was the Dayton.
But Germany Turkey and more.
Actually no 'cause it's just doesn't work that well actually we are gonna get a little bit at thirty but not a whole -- -- -- you really nothing well we've already got one in the freezer.
But the Democrats have not been different I mean I can't get around with me today I don't think you just keep that you're -- great.
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