The original Black Spanish turkey made the voyage to the Americas with early
European colonists. Once here, the variety was crossed with Eastern wild
turkeys, which formed the basis for the Black turkey variety in America,
named for its lustrous, metallic black plumage. Up until the early 1900s,
Blacks were bred in large numbers along the East Coast, their popularity
enhanced by selection for a calm disposition, rapid growth, and early
maturation. The Standard weight is 23 pounds for young toms and 14 pounds
for young hens. Heritage turkeys like the Black are known for their
exceptional flavor and texture.
We are a family run farm located in the Southern Missouri / Northern Arkansas area. Our area of the country is rich in heritage. People of the Ozarks are known for Folk Art and creating things out of necessity. Gardening is also something done in this area out of necessity.
Our art and farm are our only means of support for our family. It is not a hobby for us. We take pride in what we do. We farm and create our art with love and passion.
Athens Locally Grown is a small group of growers located around Athens, Georgia. Each grower farms his/her land using strict standards to ensure that everything produced is chemical-free. All member farms are dedicated to supplying their customers with the freshest and highest quality vegetables, herbs, mill products, eggs, fruits, flowers, and transplants.
At Antiquity Oaks, we specialize in raising heritage breeds of livestock naturally. We raise pastured chickens and free-range heritage turkeys, as well as grass-fed, heritage pork and lamb. We have Nigerian dwarf goats and use their milk to make luxurious soap. We also have a small garden where we grow heirloom vegetables without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.