Make this Thanksgiving one to remember.
***New turkey poults will be arriving in the spring! Check back soon for reservation details.***
In the past we raised the "traditional" Broad Breasted turkey variety. While we loved the resulting flavor on these birds, they were more or less bred to thrive indoors in large commercial poultry operations and therefore have inferior genetics.
For the last couple of years we raised heritage turkeys, which have more of their wild instincts and are voracious foragers. The flavor and texture on these birds is remarkable. Like our chickens, turkeys are raised on pasture where they can scratch and peck at healthy insects and eat fresh greens daily. Supplemental high-protein grains are provided for optimum nutrition.
This year we are happy to report we will be raising out a mix of heritage varieties that are locally bred and hatched in Bremerton!
"Recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874, the Bronze originated from crosses between domestic turkeys and wild turkeys in colonial America. The Bronze was the most popular variety of turkey up until the 1960s, commonly found all over the United States and Canada. It placed very high in tasting competitions and comparisons." - Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys by Don Shrider
Still not sure if a heritage bird is worth it? Take a look at this side-by-side comparison article from Bon Appetit.
Turkeys are available for the Thanksgiving holiday. Toms (~13-16 lbs) will be harvested in October, and hens (~9-12 lbs) will be harvested the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Advanced reservations are required; last year we sold out by August!
COMING SOON! Heritage Turkey Deposit
Heritage turkeys are slaughtered in time for Thanksgiving, and are sold whole, cleaned, and ready for the oven or freezer. Larger turkeys (toms) will be harvested in October. Hens will be harvested the weekend before Thanksgiving.
***IMPORTANT: Turkeys cost $9.50/lb, with average weights of ~9-12 lbs (hens) or ~12-16 lbs (toms). A $25 deposit is required to reserve your bird, and the balance will be due when you pick up.***
Turkeys must be picked up at the farm; we do not ship our meat.
Meat may be reserved online with a credit card or via PayPal, or by mailing a check and a note to us at:
Bright Ide Acres
PO Box 1156
Snohomish, WA 98291
Please indicate your meat selection, and include your name, phone number, and email address.
Please note that weights are approximate and cannot be guaranteed. By purchasing meat directly from a farmer you are accepting the natural variation that occurs.