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Reservations open for Thanksgiving Heritage Turkeys

26 Jun

This year, we are offering only sustainable heritage turkey varieties.  This is a big step for us, as heritage turkeys take nearly twice as long to reach maturity, eat twice as much in reaching maturity, and yield half the amount of meat compared to the commercial poultry industry turkeys raised in the same manner.  Over the years the demand for our heritage turkeys have increased and for the broad breasted turkeys has decreased, and this year it made sense to step away from the broad breasted turkeys.  By doing so, we are able to raise more turkeys to grace more tables this Thanksgiving season.

We are raising predominantly Bourbon Red turkeys this year, along with several Standard Bronze, Narragansett, and Golden Narragansett turkeys.  All are renowned for their meat quality and taste, their sustainable qualities, and their excellent temperaments and beauty.  These turkeys offer a nice balance of light and dark meat, and the meat is tender, juicy, and full of real turkey flavor.

Heritage Turkey Hen

Hens are fine-boned and dainty, and grow more slowly to a smaller size with flavorful, juicy meat.  Hens generally dress out from 8 to 14 pounds, and smaller hens are often cooked two to a roaster for larger meals as they carve out to personal-sized pieces.  Hens are also great to fry, or to put into the freezer for future enjoyment.

Heritage Turkey Tom

Toms stand tall and strong, and grow a little more quickly and considerably larger than the hens.  Toms generally dress out from 12 to 18 pounds and are very flavorful and juicy.

To reserve your turkey today, please place a $25.00 deposit per turkey using the button below.  We fill our orders in order of reservation, so please reserve early to ensure you get the bird(s) you want.  Price is $6.50/lb dressed and bagged and your deposit will be credited at the time of pick up.

Orders are pick up only at the farm the weekend before Thanksgiving, and deposits are non-refundable unless we cannot provide a turkey for you.  We have more than 50 turkeys growing out this year so we should have no trouble filling requests.  The birds will be processed on November 20 and will be available for pickup on November 21.

Sizes are as follows:

  • WAITLIST:  EMAIL FARMER@WALNUTHILLFARMMI.COM FOR AVAILABILITY
  • ALMOST GONE Small:  Under 12 pounds
  • SOLD OUT Medium:  12-16 pounds
  • SOLD OUT Large:  16 pounds and up

 

 

2015 Heritage Turkey Deposit
2015 Heritage Turkey Deposit
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