Friday, November 4, 2011

Gobble Gobble

A little late to the game (ahem, what else is new...) I just learned that Sunny Knoll EcoFarm in Loudon County, VA, as of 11/3/11 has but 3 turkeys left for sale.
{By now they're probably spoken for.}

I've never purchased a Thanksgiving turkey raised on a farm like this; but just imagine how great this bird would taste and how good you'd feel supporting such a farm.

From the Sunny Knoll website:

Delicious meat

We tried three different heritage breeds before choosing Narragansett turkeys, and we think Narragansetts taste the best. We think their meat tastes better than grocery store turkey. You do, however, need to be prepared for some important differences. The dark meat is much darker than grocery store dark turkey meat. It has a stronger turkey flavor. Compared to grocery store turkeys, Narragansett turkeys have more dark meat and less white meat (this is because their breasts are a natural size, allowing them to breed and raise their babies naturally). 

Heritage Breed Narragansett Turkeys

Narragansett turkeys are a heritage breed that has been chosen for the Ark of Taste because of its long American history, oustanding flavor, and excellent meat quality. Because they are not suitable for factory farming, Narragansett turkeys are threatened with extinction. We are establishing a breeding program to help conserve Narragansett turkeys. While it may seem counter-intuitive, you can help save this breed by eating them! The breed has declined because they are not sold in grocery stores. By buying one, you create demand for them once again. We keep the best quality birds for breeding in future years and butcher only the ones that are not suitable breeding stock, thereby helping to maintain the quality of the breed.

Our turkeys' main contributions are eating and pooping. They eat countless insects, reducing the numbers of ticks, grasshoppers, flies, and other unwelcome visitors to our pastures. Their manure improves the soil fertility in our pastures. The turkeys play an instrumental role in our ability to maintain a healthy farm without insecticides or synthetic fertilizers.

Do you know where your turkey comes from?  Let's eat local.  Let's eat organic.
And of course let's set a gorgeous table! 
country living



Don't you just love Thanksgiving??  :)

1 comment:

  1. God that would be awesome to go that route. I don't think they have farms like that where we live :( Boo~


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