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    Our Fresh Turkeys will be available for delivery on Nov. 21st 22nd and the 25th

    Our wild turkey is the real thing. Farm-raised from the original breed that's long roamed the American woodlands, these birds are one of the most flavorful varieties of turkey available and make for a memorable holiday meal.

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    For the true taste of Thanksgiving, try going wild.

    But don’t expect a plump and pale breast—these unimproved, wild-breed turkeys offer very little in the way of white meat.

    While a wild turkey may be small, it makes up for it with big taste. Dark meat lovers will rejoice at the rich, lean and intensely-flavored meat with gamey undertones.

    Just like our other game meats, wild turkey requires a little more attention when roasting. Lean meats tend to dry out if over-cooked, which is why traditional recipes for these birds often involve barding and basting.

    Since wild turkeys rarely grow over 10 pounds, they are ideal for smaller gatherings. Wild turkey is a perfect match for side dishes with assertive, seasonal flavors and your favorite medium to full-bodied red wine.

     
    Note: Because our wild birds are hand-processed, you may find small pinfeathers in the flesh. They are easy to remove with needle nose pliers, tweezers, or your fingers.

    Just the facts

    • 100% natural, pasture-raised wild-breed turkey
    • No antibiotics or hormones ever used
    • Natural diet of native grasses, seeds and insects and grains
    • Supplemental alfalfa, hay and barley
    • Rich, slightly gamey flavor
    • Firm, dark meat
    • Hand processed
    • Ships in an uncooked state
    • Product of USA

    Farm-raised in upstate New York in woodlands and pasture, our wild breed turkeys forage freely and enjoy a supplemental diet of alfalfa, hay and barley, with no antibiotics or hormones ever used. It may seem a contradiction to say that wild turkey is farm-raised; while there may be a fence at the furthest perimeter, the turkeys live with very little human interaction, roaming wild and growing at a natural pace.

    Ordering your Thanksgiving turkey: We highly recommend you plan ahead and pre-order your holiday bird as early as possible, as we often sell out.

    Still need help deciding which holiday bird to buy? Check out A Few Words About Our Birds for a quick rundown of each of our turkeys, plus goose and capon, all on one convenient page.

    Cooking your D'Artagnan turkey:  Keep in mind that depending on several factors, including: size of bird, oven calibration, type of cookware used, recipe variations, and method of cooking, time and temperature will vary. We recommend use of a meat thermometer, instant-read or digital, when gauging doneness. Click here for Turkey Roasting Basics.

    How to order the right size turkey: We recommend that you estimate 1-1.25 pounds per person to determine the size of turkey you will need. (For example, an 8-10 pound turkey will yield 6-8 servings). If you would like to have leftovers, then plan on at least 1.5 pounds per person.

    Our Wild Turkey

    Wild turkey offers the authentic Thanksgiving experience, as our ancestors must have enjoyed it. Raised in wild conditions, these old-breed birds are the perfect choice for game-meat aficionados, with their dark, lean meat and great big flavor.

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