Certified Organic Heritage Turkeys



    Read our article about Heritage Turkeys in Lisa's 'Under the Udder' blog:

'Heritage Turkeys for the Homestead'


COST FOR 2019 TURKEY = $9.75/lb

Reserve your Turkey by October 1, 2019 and pay $9.40/lb

Please call or email to place your order. 802-234-5524 or Lmccrory560@gmail.com


Why we LOVE our Heritage Turkeys

  • Heritage Turkeys mate naturally, are able to fly, and enjoy extended life spans.
  • Pasture-Raised and GMO-Free: Raising our birds on pasture, browse and organic grain creates a nourishing, local meat that is FREE of pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and genetically modified grains.
  • Taste: Their robust flavor is sure to get rave reviews; meat from these birds is healthier, darker, more flavorful, and has a wonderful texture.

What is a Heritage Breed?

Heritage Turkeys are closer in likeness to the wild turkey, and are the ancestors of the common Broad-breasted industrial breed of turkey.

Heritage Turkeys can live for many years, breed naturally, are winter hardy, great foragers, and taste delicious. These birds take about 6 months to reach their market weight, at which point our hens will weigh 8 - 11 lbs and our toms will weigh 11 - 18 lbs.

For more information about heritage breeds, visit The Livestock Conservancy.

About the Breeds found at Earthwise Farm and Forest

 Narragansett turkeys have traditionally been known for their calm disposition, good maternal abilities, early maturation, egg production, and excellent meat quality. The Narragansett turkey is named for Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, where the variety was developed. It descends from a cross between native Eastern Wild turkeys and the domestic turkeys (probably Norfolk Blacks) brought to America by English and European colonists beginning in the 1600’s.

Links to Cooking Recipes:

 1) How to Roast a Heritage Turkey by William Rubel, author of "The Magic of Fire" and "Bread"

 2) Roasted Heritage Turkey Recipe by Martha Stewart

 3) Cooking Your Heritage Turkey by Sandra Kay Miller


We have been making Turkeys for thanksgiving coming up to 50 years. ( Wedding Anniversary is Feb 14th ..our 50th!)
This was the first heritage Turkey we have ever cooked. 
It was terrific & perfect. All our family & guests were singing praises!
The directions were right on perfect… we still need a little practice to get the Legs done, etc….but we will practice on your next Bird.
** Thanks, 
Have a Happy Holiday Season!
Lee & Barbara 
Colchester Vermont.