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About Our Turkeys

Our turkeys are pasture raised with plenty of room to roam. They are fed a locally milled feed that we select to ensure they are happy and healthy for their duration of time on the farm.

The birds are humanely harvested then brought back to the farm for sorting, packing, and cold holding until they make their way to your home. Our delivery and pickup options occur in the handful of days before the holiday. This offers you choices on how long you’d like to have your turkey and how you’d like to prepare it.

Whole birds are delivered Fresh

We offer both traditional and heritage birds as well as rolled breasts.

What’s the difference?

  • Traditional (known as the Broad Breasted White) is what the majority of our customers prepare for their meals. They have larger breasts, plenty of white meat, and because we raise these primarily, we offer them in a variety of sizes to fit your family’s needs.
  • Heritage is an “old fashioned” breed. They are slower growing birds with smaller breasts and more dark meat. We offer these birds only in one range as you’ll see on our order form.
  • Rolled breasts, both stuffed and unstuffed, are our answer for those seeking smaller portions. They are rolled and tied so that they cook evenly and make slicing equal pieces a breeze. Our rolled breasts come from our traditional birds.

We offer both home delivery options across Central and Eastern Massachusetts as well as convenient pickup locations, including our farm in Rutland.

  • Our order form provides the delivery days and pickup days that we offer. These are not adjustable so please select the location/date that works best for you. 
  • If we have extra turkeys available we will have them for sale in the days before the holiday in our Rutland farm store. That is only if we have extra that are not reserved and sizes will be limited.

Looking to complete your meal?

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving we will add plenty of holiday focused add-ons including gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, squash, a holiday produce box, and more. Of course, we’ll offer our entire regular store as well so you can purchase your regularly needed groceries, too.

Not sure how much turkey you need?

We recommend 1-1.5 pounds of turkey per person; this should provide some leftovers, too.  Each family differs in their protein consumption so this is only a suggestion based on our own families, the sides we make, and leftovers we desire.

Handling your turkey:

If your delivery or pickup location is many days before you will be preparing your turkey, please make sure you have a very cold location to keep it. At the farm we hold turkeys at one degree below freezing for longevity (referred to as a deep chill). Once they get to your home if they are held in the refrigerator you need to ensure a proper cold setting. If you don’t have space to keep your bird refrigerated, you can place your bird in the freezer for a day or two to hold and then thaw in the refrigerator.  Alternatively, many people without storage to hold their turkey prefer picking it up on our farm in Rutland on the Wednesday just before the holiday.

Many folks like to brine their pasture raised turkeys to increase moisture retention and add even more flavor. Make sure you have a vessel that can hold your turkey to brine and plenty of ice on hand to keep the water freezing cold.

Cooking your turkey:

People cook their turkeys many ways; even our staff have different methods that they think is best. Some prefer to start their oven at a higher temperature to brown the skin right off the bat, while others end on a higher temperature to brown. Either way, we suggest about 12-13 minutes of cooking time for each pound of (unstuffed) turkey in a 350 degree oven. Always make sure your turkey reaches 165 degrees in the thickest part of the thigh and once your turkey is removed from the oven, let it rest 15-20 minutes before carving.

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