Saturday, March 23, 2013

2013 Heritage Turkeys

Ecotone Farm is happy to announce it will raise a limited number of turkeys for the 2013 holiday season! At Ecotone we raise only heritage breed turkeys in an Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) manner. Unlike industrial varieties of turkey, heritage turkeys are slow-growing, naturally-reproducing birds that take upwards of six months to reach a mature market weight.

Raised from day one on our farm - eating bugs and grass and grain in the sunshine and the rain - these turkeys are truly worth giving thanks for. Eating a custom-mixed, certified organic grain ration, you can be confident these birds are raised according to the highest-possible standards of husbandry, and with integrity and care for the environment and people.

Because these birds are so time- and capital- intensive, we are only able to raise the number of turkeys for which we have actual commitments. We are now accepting deposits of $50 per turkey until March 20th, with the remaining balance due at the time of pick-up on the farm. The price for hens (8-10 lb.) is $85, while medium toms (10-12 lb.) are $100 and large toms (12-15 lb.) are $150. There are only ever a few heritage toms that get between 17 and 20 lbs., but there are a few; if you’d like one of these special birds, please let me know. All birds will be processed on-farm with our AWA-approved mobile processing unit on November 24th and 25th. If you would like to observe or participate, please contact us by September.

To sign-up for an 2013 Ecotone turkey complete the form at the link below and send your deposit to Ecotone Farm, 6806 Clarksville Pike, Joelton, Tennessee 37080. If you don't sign-up online, please include with your deposit a note with your name, address, email and phone, as well as the size of bird you want. Stay tuned to the blog for updates on your holiday turkey from our farm to your fork!

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