Thanksgiving is right around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about preparations for the year's most important meal. The star of the meal has been and always will be the turkey. Our phone has been ringing off the hook this week as we prepare for our annual turkey pickup on the farm. I guess more and more folks are learning about the differences between a pasture-raised turkey and a conventional one!
If you are looking for a succulent, flavorful, humanely and sustainably raised Thanksgiving turkey, a pasture-raised one is the way to go. The demand for pasture-raised and heritage breed turkeys has skyrocketed in the past few years due to the increased awareness of shopping locally and preserving old animal breeds. We are happy to be raising them on the farm as they always give us a good chuckle when they gobble at us in unison.
Once you try a pasture-raised turkey you may never go back! The copious amounts of grass, bugs, and worms that the turkeys consume really comes through in the flavor of the bird. The heritage turkeys have more dark meat and are quite a bit smaller than a standard white turkey but the flavor is to die for.
If you did not reserve your turkey this year we still have a few! We will be selling both heritage and white broad-breasted turkeys at the Stonewall Farm Fare this Saturday starting at 9 am. The turkeys will go fast so be sure to get there early!
This Thanksgiving please enjoy your families, friends and the amazing food that we are all thankful for this time of year.