Welcome to our first national buying guide to Heritage turkeys. These are the turkey breeds that generations before us ate prior to the rapid rise and ubiquity of Broad Breasted Whites. Bred with the singular goal of producing a bird with more white meat that matures as quickly as possible, Broad Breasted Whites don’t taste like much when grown in confinement on commercial farms. Still, they have become so popular that other breeds of turkeys nearly became extinct.
Too early to start thinking about buying your Thanksgiving bird? Think again! Farmers and retailers have gotten an early start informing us about their local and heritage turkey offerings this year, so we’ve decided to publish right away and add to the guide as we receive new information. Check back for updates or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for notifications.
The 2010 Guide to a Locally Sourced Thanksgiving Feast is now available here. This morning I had the great pleasure of appearing on News Channel 8’s Good Morning Connecticut with Chris Velardi. I’m so happy for the opportunity to spread … Read more