Nominated by The Main Course O.G., Frank is a living legend and the best advocate for Heritage Breed Poultry!
Frank Reese of Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch is considered the godfather of American poultry. He is a fourth generation poultry farmer from Lindsborg, Kansas. For nearly all his life, Frank has maintained a keen interest in American heritage turkeys. The New York Times’ Kim Severson writes of Frank: “Only someone with a trained eye can pick the best toms and hens to breed, and Mr. Rees...
Every year we are proud as pie when the reviews from our customers come pouring in! It’s not just professional chefs and restaurants who are celebrating the flavor of our Heritage Turkey’s from the Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch, it is Mr. and Mrs. America, regular folks of every stripe who enjoy eating the very best turkeys in the world.
The APA is America’s oldest agricultural association and the keeper of the standards for poultry breed identification. Certification by the APA is the only label that matters when it comes to truly “heritage” poultry. Frank Reese is the first sustainable commercial farmer to receive certification by the APA for his birds as purebreds, and is currently the only farmer selling APA turkeys under USDA certification.
Frank’s birds are descendants of the famous Bird Brothers’ Hatchery from 1916, or...
“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 […]
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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....
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...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 of a kind — no one breeds poultry better than Frank who stays true to 19th century Poultry Standards of Perfection.
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