Turkeys are readying themselves for you!
We are peased to be raising two different breeds of turkeys for you this year - Broad Breasted, as featured above, and Bourbon Red, as below. The Broad Breasted is what most of us are familiar with, except these are raised on grass, rather than in a feedlot, which adds both flavor and nutrition. They love clover, so Mike moves them daily to new grass. They take 4 - 5 months to mature, and will typically range in size from 15 - 25 lbs. Ours will be at the low end of that range.
Dairy calves are intriqued with these peculiar pasture-mates!
Bourbon Reds are a heritage turkey, first bred in Bourbon County, Kentucky. They are slow to mature, requiring 6 - 8 months of feed, and are very flavorful. Heritage breeds are smaller than conventional crosses and mature at 6 - 10 lbs. Landis is raising these. We sampled one this week, and were amazed at the rich flavor. Less quantity than conventional but tremendous quality.
Broad Breasted turkeys will weigh 15 - 16 lbs, and are priced at $109.
Heritage Bourbon Reds are as follows:
6 - 6.9 lbs $79
7 - 7.9 lbs $99
8 - 8.9 lbs $119
These need to be ordered in advance, by Sunday November 17. They can be ordered on-line here or send an email to confirm.
- The turkeys will be frozen and can be picked up:
at the farm, by appointment
in Hyde Park on Sunday the 24th or
in Hyde Park on Tuesday evening the 26th.
- We enjoy raising these birds on the farm, and look forward to their gracing your table on Thanksgiving day.
- Drausin & Susan