Our T U R K E Y S are
Pasture-raised, rotated to new pastures daily
Fed a non-gmo, transitional organic supplemental feed
Antibiotic & hormone-free
Healthy & extremely flavorful
Heritage Breed -- American Bronze Standard, bred for juicy, dark meat
Market Breed -- Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys, bred for more white meat
Fresh, not frozen (processed the weekend before Thanksgiving)
Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday and we pride ourselves on offering you the absolute best food we can find that was grown and raised right around here. It starts with the star of the show-- the Thanksgiving Turkey.
Over the years, we have received countless emails, letters and calls telling us that our turkeys are hands-down the best turkeys our customers have ever tried. Our turkeys are raised on pasture, where they eat a diet high in protein, and live outside in fresh air. They get moved to new pasture daily, and we scatter "scratch grains" around the pasture to encourage them to roam further in search of fresh sprouts, bugs and forage on pasture. This slows their growth but also provides for an extremely flavorful turkey with a firmer texture. This years birds seem to be more active than in the past. It's not a rare sight to see them on one side of the field in the morning and all the way across the other part by the end of the day. We're happy with how they are looking so far!
Last year our turkeys were on the large side (the largest we had to date and average weight of 22-24#!), so this year we started another group of turkeys one month later so that we could have some more smaller sized birds. Since we wait until the weekend before Thanksgiving to process the birds, there's no way of knowing their exact weight until they come back from the processor just-in-time for Thanksgiving. We will do our very best to meet the requested weight range selected but cannot guarantee.
Our Market Turkeys are Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys. These are our most popular birds, bred for more white meat. This is the right turkey for 95% of customers. It has a more pronounced breast and therefore more white meat.
HERITAGE TURKEYS (SOLD OUT for 2020)
These turkeys sold out in record time this year! We can put you on a waitlist, but there is no guarantee that this means you will get a turkey. Since the turkeys are processed fresh, we won't know until Thanksgiving gets closer and it may be a last minute call that it's available. Instead, we recommend filling out the form for a Market Turkey to guarantee you'll get a turkey for your feast!
Our Heritage Turkeys are American Bronze Standard Heritage Breed. They tend to be smaller than our Market Turkeys and have more juicy, dark meat. These Heritage Turkeys have a devoted fan base and we sell out early every year. Supply is very limited.
The size of the heritage birds is dramatically different based on gender. The males (toms) are generally 18 to 22# and the hens are rarely larger than 14 lbs. Usually 10 to 12 lbs.
What size turkey do I need? We recommend 1.5# per adult guest (1.5# pre-cooked, bones included). This can vary person-to-person, depend on the other sides you're cooking and whether your guests eat white meat or dark meat and if you want leftovers.
Pick up at the FARM STORE
2021 hours TBA
*special time accommodations could be considered if you need to pick up your order outside of the pickup time frame*
If you are located in the Cleveland and Northern Akron Area, our turkeys are also sold at our family companies. They have separate order forms and pickup dates/times and locations.
- We do not sell live turkeys or breeding stock
- Turkeys will be available beginning the Monday of Thanksgiving week. Because our turkeys are fresh, we are unable to accommodate pick up earlier in the month.
- 2021 ordering will be available by October