A Closer Look: The Heritage Turkey Project

A Closer Look: The Heritage Turkey Project

Heritage Foods is proud to process over 10,000 heritage breed pigs a year, hundreds of lamb and goat, and even a few whole head of beef — all nose to tail, ensuring that every part of the animal is used. Through sales and commerce we are ensuring the preservation of rare breeds, farmland and independent farmers.  But year after year it is the Heritage Turkey Project that remains our most important intervention into the American food supply. For one, Frank Reese and his turkeys truly are one o...
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Top Five Tips for a Perfectly Browned Heritage Turkey

Top Five Tips for a Perfectly Browned Heritage Turkey

Cooking the perfect Heritage turkey is as easy as turning on your oven — our secret ingredient is the ingredient! All of our turkeys are pasture-raised, purebred, and perfectly delicious. All you need to add is a little bit of love. Here are five tips for cooking a bird that will have everyone asking for seconds (and sandwiches the next day)! 1. Remove the turkey from the packaging 24 hours before cooking, rinse, pat dry, and keep in the fridge to let the skin dry out to guarantee crispiness....
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Top Five Reasons to Serve A Heritage Turkey this Thanksgiving

Top Five Reasons to Serve A Heritage Turkey this Thanksgiving

Heritage birds are the true taste of America’s favorite holiday — with genetic lines that go back way before the advent of industrial farming, they deliver the full impact of purebred turkey, raised to impeccable standards. They are juicy and bold, and recall a time when traditional farming ruled our nation. They simply cannot be beat.The best reason to serve a heritage turkey at your Thanksgiving, of course, is because it tastes delicious! Once you have enjoyed a Heritage Turkey, it is impos...
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Our Top Five Cooking Tips for the Best Heritage Turkey

Our Top Five Cooking Tips for the Best Heritage Turkey

Some folks might be intimidated by cooking their first (or 15th!) Heritage Turkey. It can feel like a lot of pressure to get it right! You've already made the best choice by purchasing a heritage turkey, but we have some awesome tips to help make your Thanksgiving a total success! If you have any questions or need help, email us at info@HeritageFoodsUSA.com or give us a call at (718) 389-0985. We are here for you! Now, for our TOP 5 TIPS! For the crispiest skin, you want it to be as dry as p...
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Frank Reese, American Hero

Frank Reese, American Hero

A turkey is no better than the farmer behind it. Long-time Heritage turkey customers know that we got our start selling Frank’s turkeys, raised traditionally and responsibly on his Good Shepherd Farm and our relationship with him remains the cornerstone of our business. Frank is a true hero of the Heritage food movement — he is the first and only sustainable commercial farmer to receive certification by the American Poultry Association for his birds as purebreds, standards that were set in 1...
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What is a Heritage Turkey?

What is a Heritage Turkey?

In 2014, Our very own Frank Reese was profiled in Modern Midwest as a farmer who “wants to change the way you think about your Thanksgiving Meal Centerpiece.” We still love this informative list that explains what you might be wondering....WHAT IS A HERITAGE TURKEY?• Long life outdoors: Heritage turkeys should be active and healthy: running, jumping, flying and exploring, all in the great outdoors. Farm factory raised birds are confined to buildings, and are too overweight to fly.• Naturally ...
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Preorder Your 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey raised by Frank Reese at Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

Preorder Your 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey raised by Frank Reese at Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

It is that time of year again! Our heritage turkeys from Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch raised by farmer Frank Reese are on the site for preorder for Thanksgiving. All of our turkeys ship out fresh for delivery on Tuesday, November 26th.Good Shepherd turkeys are the oldest line of turkey in America, 100% antibiotic free, and 100% pasture-raised on the Kansas prairie. This is by far the juiciest, most flavorful bird on the market today.“A turkey is no better than the farmer behind it. And the gen...
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What Size Centerpieces Should I Buy?

What Size Centerpieces Should I Buy?

Pick Your Centerpiece Weight Based on the Number of Guests You are Having (Plus leftovers, of course!) Holiday celebrations can be stressful – but choosing the delicious meat you are planning to serve doesn’t have to be. Heritage roasts, hams, and other centerpieces are easy to prepare, and come in sizes friendly to big crowds or intimate dinners. Here’s an easy guide to help you pick what’s best for you. For centerpieces and bone-in roasts, estimate about a pound to pound-and-a-half per per...
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The 2018 Poults are Hatching!

Farmer Frank Reese is busy at Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch hatching the first poults of the 2018 heritage turkey season. See below for scenes from the farm! HERITAGE TURKEYS AVAILABLE NOW 8-10lb…………..$79 10-12lb………….$99 12-14lb…………..$119 14-16lb…………..$139 16-18lb…………..$159 18-20lb…………..$179 20-22lb…………..$199 The post The 2018 Poults are Hatching! appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Heritage Turkey Premiere: An Interview with Frank Reese

  “I have baby turkeys everywhere!” It’s that time of year, summer in Kansas, and the heat is rising. “Turkeys have to be hatched before June to be ready for Thanksgiving,” says Frank Reese. “But these birds do real well in the heat – they aren’t morbidly obese, so they can handle it. And unlike […] The post Heritage Turkey Premiere: An Interview with Frank Reese appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Roast Turkey with Omnivore Gravy

A simple and delicious recipe from our friends at Omnivore. They recommend dry-brining your turkey, which is made effortless when you use their perfectly balanced Limone salt! Enjoy! The post Roast Turkey with Omnivore Gravy appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Summertime and We’ve Got Turkeys On Our Mind

Frank has become an icon of American farming and has been featured in publications ranging from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to National Geographic and Playboy. His story is the Rosetta Stone of the sustainable agricultural movement. He is a hero in the renaissance of American farming.... The post Summertime and We’ve Got Turkeys On Our Mind appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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