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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Heritage Foods at the 2019 NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference

Heritage Foods at the 2019 NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference

Last week Emily and Patrick traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina for the NC Choices Carolina Meat Conference, whose mission is to bring together every part of the meat supply chain. For two days farmers, chefs, butchers, and industry leaders convened for lectures, networking, hands-on training, and... a LIVE recording of Heritage Radio Network's The Main Course OG. Patrick and Emily sat down for a fast-paced discussion with five North Carolina Meat Makers including: Donna Moore, CEO Piedmont...
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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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Spotlight on: Live Fire Event at Farmstead

Spotlight on: Live Fire Event at Farmstead

Above Photo: Top row: Kipp Ramsey, Adam Yoder, Gene Hall, Stephen Barber Bottom row: Lou Fantasma, Howard Hanna, Taylor Boetticher, Alice Waters, Bala Kironde This past weekend Team Heritage traveled to Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena, CA, for a special Live Fire dinner event where we presented the first ever "Heritage Awards,” recognizing outstanding achievements in the conservation and preservation of heritage breeds in both gastronomy and agriculture. It was a magical eveni...
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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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Spotlight on: Chef Evan Tessler, Manhatta

Spotlight on: Chef Evan Tessler, Manhatta

Favorite Cuts: Country Ribs, Bone-in Pork Loin, Pork BellyEvan Tessler is a longtime friend of Heritage Foods and a Sous Chef at Manhatta, the newest addition to Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) perched sixty stories above Lower Manhattan at 28 Liberty Street. Also an alum of USHG's Untitled at The Whitney and Gramercy Tavern, last week we attended Evan's "Tavern Takeover" in celebration of Gramercy Tavern's 25th anniversary. Evan's one-night-only menu featured the Heritag...
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Spotlight on: Edwards Virginia Smokehouse & Spain’s Best Cured Meats at Huertas

Spotlight on: Edwards Virginia Smokehouse & Spain’s Best Cured Meats at Huertas

There may be no two regions in the world that appreciate the glory of cured pork more than Spain and the American South. Join us on Wednesday, October 2nd when we bring together Sam Edwards (Edwards Virginia Smokehouse) and a few of NYC’s best chefs: Jonah Miller (Huertas), Chris McDade (Popina), and Joe Tarasco (Union Square Hospitality Group) who will serve an array of tapas highlighting Edwards’ legendary hams, bacon, and sausage along with a handful of their Spanish counterparts.Reserve ...
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Live Fire with Howard Hanna at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Live Fire with Howard Hanna at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Photos: Longmeadow Ranch Favorite Heritage Cuts: Frank Reese Turkey, Shannon Creek Goat, Newman Farm Berkshire Pork, Edwards’ Surryano, and Volpi Heritage ProsciuttoJoin us at Farmstead on September 27th in St. Helena, CA for a one night only dinner event with Chef Howard Hanna of The Rieger in Kansas City and Lou Fantasma of Paradise Locker Meats. Together with Farmstead’s Executive Chef Stephen Barber they will create an unforgettable menu featuring Newman Farm Berkshire pork, Frank Reese...
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Life on Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

Life on Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

Life on Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch is good. Frank Reese raises heritage breeds of geese, chicken, and of course turkeys all on open pasture in the Tallgrass Prairies of Lindsborg, Kansas. Heritage turkeys are by definition biologically capable. This means they are able to forage for their own food and reproduce naturally. At Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch turkeys (both the hens and toms) with the strongest expression of desired breed traits are selected to become the parents of the next genera...
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Heritage Foods 2019 Fall Catalog

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Spotlight on TJ Steele of Claro

Spotlight on TJ Steele of Claro

Favorite Heritage Cuts: St. Louis ribs, pork cheeks, Frank Reese turkeys and chickens TJ Steele is the chef/owner of Claro in Gowanus, Brooklyn. He has been a supporter of Heritage Foods and our family of farms since his early days at Danny Meyer's legendary Union Square Café. In 2017 he launched his first solo project, Claro, a Oaxacan influenced restaurant where he blends his love for Mexican gastronomy with his passion for seasonal, farm-to-table cooking and offers a rotating menu of herit...
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