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How Was Your Thanksgiving Turkey Raised?

November 26, 2013

We’re sharing a dual post today from our food blog – it’s almost turkey time!

Slow Money Food

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are many ways a turkey might get to your Thanks giving table. Most common is buying one at the grocery store. My friend Lara promotes poultry, including turkeys. She’s even getting to present the official turkey to the President.

How turkeys are raised for the holiday is, too often, misrepresented. While we are small scale here, the majority in those grocery store freezers and coolers were produced at a larger farm. Here’s a look at processing turkeys for that market:

We’re smaller scale here, and while our birds have outdoor access, it doesn’t stop misconceptions. Turkeys are so stupid they’ll look up at rain and drown…not true! Our turkeys have access to rain right now and are fine…as they have been for two years.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurkeys are smarter than many give them credit for – and can be more aggressive! When we approach a young group of turkeys it’s akin…

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