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2016 Limited Edition Christmas Turkeys

19 Nov

Our Thanksgiving turkeys have been such a hit, we raised a lot more this year.  Since we hatch our own from our hen’s eggs, we started them a few at a time from March to June.  The June turkeys were a little too small to join us for Thanksgiving, so they get to stay in the coop for a few more weeks.  On December 23, you can treat yourself to a fresh young heritage turkey raised here at the farm.  We are also offering them live to people who want to add to their own flocks, so quantity may vary, but right now we have 20 scheduled to go in.  Orders will be filled in the order received, where early orders have the best adherence to requested size.

This year, we are offering sustainable heritage turkey varieties from our own breeding flock.  These mixed color heritage turkeys are larger and meatier than many heritage lines raised only for a specific color.  We have also been able to raise more turkeys to grace more tables this year.  We are also able to LOWER the price to $6.00 a pound thanks to keeping the poult cost down.

We are raising predominantly heritage Bronze turkeys this year, along with several Narragansett and Oregon Gray 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  as they carve out to personal-sized pieces like a large chicken.  Small hens are also great to deep fry, or if you want to fry one and roast another.

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, but this year we will also have large young toms up to 30 pounds thanks to our home grown breeding flock built from our biggest and best heritage turkeys over several years of selection.

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 $6.00/lb dressed and bagged and your deposit will be credited at the time of pick up.

Sizes are as follows, click to add to cart:

  • Small:  8 – 13 pounds 
    • Roast two in a roaster, or brine and smoke for succulent goodness.
  • Medium:  13-16 pounds 
    • The perfect size for a small family gathering.
  • Large:  16 pounds and up 
 
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