Mark and Declan came back late last night with our processed batch of Heritage Turkey's. Your turkey can be picked up at our Farm Store Monday - Wednesday between 10 am - 5 pm. We still have a few available. I am also holding a few over for Christmas orders this year.
I find that this is the breed of turkey which has the best taste and texture . . . . think the "Essence" of turkey. It may be due to the breeding of these birds. They were bred in Rhode Island in the 17th century by crossing the Eastern Wild Turkey with a Spanish Black breed. Someone mentioned to me that these are one of the hardest heritage breeds to raise. We have been fortunate to not have any problems. Our turkey's are hatched from proven breeding stock. Our Tom is now four years old and his hens are between 2-4 years old. They are extremely hardy and healthy.
I will be taking some photo's and putting up some of our Thanksgiving recipes. I use my Grandfather's dressing recipe and have a certain way of cooking our turkey so it stays wonderfully moist. Mark likes to have just Turkey, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberries, and Pumpkin Pie ~ who really has a large enough appetite to eat any more:)
Buy local . . . . . eat well . . . . .