Producer of: lamb, turkey
How Meat Raised:
How to order: E-mail or phone
Payment methods: Cheque, cash or e-transfer
Heritage breeds such as Blue Slate
Next available 2018 Canadian Thanksgiving, American Thanksgiving, Christmas and at other times with sufficient notice
These are the birds that predate broadbreasted turkeys. They are smaller, slower growing, have more dark meat and a lot more flavour than modern commercial turkeys. They can fly, breed naturally, raise their own young and can live for 10 years or more. Because they are less efficient at converting grain to meat they are expensive to grow and have fallen out of favour commercially. Keeping these breeds alive is important because of their hardiness, disease resistance and genetic diversity, all characteristics which may be needed in future turkey breeding.
Price in 2017 $8 per lb
Hens 7-10 lbs, toms 14-20 lbs
Other turkey products
Day old poults, started poults, fertile turkey eggs
A very old British breed, known for its long silky wool and its ability to thrive on pasture with minimal grain.
Next available 2018
Price in 2017 $7 a lb
Wt 40 lbs approx