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A Note on Glynwood's Turkeys

A Note on Glynwood's Turkeys

Part of the fall season at Glynwood is bringing turkeys back onto the farm. Our new group of turkeys are grazing behind the CSA garden to be ready for Thanksgiving. This year we're raising the Broad Breasted White, which is the most common turkey breed throughout the world today. In the 1950’s this breed was developed by crossing the Broad Breasted Bronze with the White Holland (American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection in 1874). During the first half of the 1900s, the White Holland turkey was the only commercial white variety and the Broad Breasted Bronze breed was the dominant type of turkey in the United States. The White Holland turkey is a very old variety of domestic turkey with origins in the United States. Currently, it is one of the rarest and most difficult varieties to authenticate and is listed as ‘threatened‘ by American Livestock Conservancy. 

 

To reserve your Glynwood Grazed turkey for Thanksgiving, email our Livectock Team by clicking here. Be sure to act fast - as of October 25th we have 5 birds available.