Known for their incredible flavor, heritage turkeys are different from broad-breasted breeds in many ways. For one thing, they can fly. They also grow at a slower rate (27 weeks compared to 16-18) and have a more even distribution of meat in breasts and legs.
Rootdown Farm raises their turkeys completely on pasture, where they thrive foraging as they please. It’s a lot of work, but for these producers honoring the lives of these rare older breeds is worth the extra effort. For a truly memorable and delicious Thanksgiving dinner, try roasting a Pasture Raised Heritage Turkey.