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. (more...)
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. (more...)
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. (more...)
We have a pasture-based diversified small farm just north of Prince Albert, SK, Canada. We raise chickens, ducks, quail, turkeys, sheep, goats, bees, and working dogs. We also have a market garden and raise vegetables and herbs. We don't use chemicals on our farm and we are instituting permaculture principles. (more...)