Turkey is a traditional food at fall and winter holiday meals, but the turkeys you find in mainstream grocery stores are not your great-grandfather’s turkey. At Elmwood Stock Farm, two types of organic turkeys—heritage breeds and standard breeds—are raised on pasture.
Elmwood Stock Farm is involved with breed-conservation efforts for Narragansett and Slate heritage-breed turkeys. Heritage turkey requires different cooking methods than the mega-birds that are the result of today’s industrial-farming systems. We are happy to offer preparation advice. Elmwood Stock Farm’s organic heritage turkey was reviewed in a taste test by Cook’s Illustrated magazine as “recommended.” Also, Louisville’s Courier-Journal food writer Jere Downs visited Elmwood Stock Farm’s turkeys in 2015, producing this article and this video.
In addition to heritage turkeys, Elmwood Stock Farm produces the standard Broad-Breasted Bronze turkeys. These are the same breed as those produced in industrial, confinement systems, but Elmwood’s are raised in the organic, pasture-based system that is at the core of poultry and livestock production on the farm. Read more about the difference between heritage and standard turkey varieties.
Pasture-raised meats have good saturated fats and are high in omega-3 fatty acids. The use of certified-organic grain means our turkeys are more expensive to produce, but you can take comfort knowing no antibiotics, no GMO grains and no synthetic chemicals were used to produce your food. USDA organic certification ensures third-party verification of our production practices and ultimately results in better health for you and your family this holiday season.
Purchase Our Organic, Pasture-Raised Turkey
Elmwood Stock Farm’s organic, pasture-raised turkeys are available by pre-order (use the form below, or see us at the farmers market) and often sell out. You can pick up your turkey on the farm or at the farmers market, or we can ship your turkey within the Continental US or deliver it locally. When you place your order, let us know the type of turkey (heritage or standard) and the size, as well as whether this is for local pickup or to be shipped to you.
Please review available sizes and pricing for Elmwood’s organic, pasture-raised turkey. Payment is required at pickup or prior to shipping. All of our turkeys are processed under USDA organic inspection and are freshly frozen for food-safety purposes.