How to Cook a Heritage Breed Turkey

A Heritage Breed Turkey is very different from a Butterball both in looks and taste. And they need to be cooked differently too! They generally do best at a higher temperature for a shorter period of time and are safe to eat at a lower internal temperature. These are some guidelines we follow that haveContinue reading “How to Cook a Heritage Breed Turkey”

What are Heritage Breed Turkeys?

A Heritage Breed Turkey is a naturally mating bird with a slower growth rate (taking 26-30 weeks to mature) that spends most of its longer life outdoors. By contrast, industrial turkeys live in cages, are bred to grow quickly(14 to 18 weeks to mature) and can reproduce only through artificial insemination. In addition to growingContinue reading “What are Heritage Breed Turkeys?”