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Pastured Turkey
Pastured Turkey for Dinner

Mmm, pastured turkey.

IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR 2012 THANKSGIVING DINNER
We sell 100% pastured turkey. Our birds live healthy, happy lives in portable pasture pens, which we relocate every day so they can get fresh grass and bugs. They’re raised on non-GMO organic feed, and exposed to no antibiotics or medicines of any kind.

That spells “dinner” in healthy, delicious letters.

Write to healingponds@gmail.com to reserve your table bird – for next Thanksgiving, or just for a truly great dinner between now and then.

MEET THE FLOCK!
For pictures of our birds and info on how we keep them, click over to our “Meet Our Animals” page (it’s listed under “Info” on the navigation bar) and select turkeys.

BOURBON RED TURKEY
When Benjamin Franklin said the turkey should be the national bird, he was talking about Bourbon Reds.

Bourbon Reds are a heritage turkey, an extremely tasty, free-range bird that’s smaller than the conventional breeds you can buy in the store. They’re a little more expensive because they take longer to grow to size; also, their meat is a little tougher, so preparation is important.

How to Prepare a Bourbon Red for the Oven
     and just about any other table bird, too

Brine your turkey for 12 hours before roasting. To make the brine, use 4 Tbsp. salt for every 5 c. water, plus a generous splash of
lemon juice (or vinegar). 

Dissolve the salt in a little hot water first, then mix it into the rest of the water. For best results, chill the solution before
using. Completely cover the turkey in the brine, and leave it in the fridge overnight.

What does this do?

The acid in the lemon juice will tenderize the meat. The salt, meanwhile, will penetrate all the way into the muscle: a truly delicious
effect. If you add herbs, garlic or other flavorful ingredients to the brine, the salt will carry those flavors all the way in, too.

This is such a good way to prepare poultry, you might find yourself brining your birds every time!

BROAD-BREASTED WHITE TURKEY
We also sell Broad-breasted Whites. These are a commercial turkey, bred to grow faster, get bigger and produce more white meat.

DETAILS
Note: the weights given below are “live weight,” which is how much the turkey weighs before slaughter. The finished weight can be smaller. We charge based on the finished weight.

PRODUCT PRICE AVAILABILITY
Bourbon Red Hens
8 to 11 pounds, serving 8 people.
$6/ lb.
$25 deposit
Reserve in advance. Pickup at Ludeman’s Farm & Garden Center, or at Healing Ponds Farm in Buxton, OR. Inquire at healingponds@gmail.com.
Bourbon Red Toms
16 to 20 pounds, serving 16 people.
$5/ lb.
$25 deposit
Reserve in advance. Pickup at Ludeman’s Farm & Garden Center, or at Healing Ponds Farm in Buxton, OR. Inquire at healingponds@gmail.com.
Broad-breasted Whites
Hens: 25 pounds.
Toms: 35 pounds.
$4/ lb.
$25 deposit
Reserve in advance. Pickup at Ludeman’s Farm & Garden Center, or at Healing Ponds Farm in Buxton, OR. Inquire at healingponds@gmail.com.
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