Are heritage turkeys worth their price tag?
Bon Appetite Magazine chimes in:
There’s been a lot of noise in the past few years about the superiority of ‘heritage’ breeds (mainly Naragansset and Bourbon Red) over the standard supermarket variety (the ubiquitous Broadbreasted White), and at this point people are wondering whether it’s worth the extra trouble and expense (often twice as much per pound) for the boutique birds. Yes. Yes, it is. Absolutely, yes. (28 November 2008)
The Most Delicious Turkey of Your Life…or YOUR MONEY BACK
IF this is your first time trying a heritage turkey, you can do so completely risk-free:
Just follow the simple cooking guidelines provided with your turkey…
You’ll say, “This is–hands down–the best turkey I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating.”
If you disagree, your purchase will be cheerfully refunded in full.
IDLE RIVER’S HERITAGE TURKEYS
Matt & Kristal Burdick raise turkeys on pasture on the banks of the St. Joseph River in Burlington, MI (they snapped the below photo, in fact, on their small family farm this summer!). The Burdicks grow only the heritage breeds that are renowned for their quality and flavor, breeds like: the Narragansett, Bourbon Red, Standard Bronze, White Holland, Black, and Slate.
Do you want a turkey that is:
NUTRIENT-DENSE? These are pasture-raised and GMO-free
ETHICALLY RAISED? These are produced by mating naturally–NOT through artificial insemination
SUPERIORLY FLAVORFUL and JUICY? Because these birds enjoy a life twice as long as conventional turkeys, their flavors are allowed to develop naturally.
DISTRIBUTED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE DUBA FAMILY
Honored with the Slow Food West Michigan Snail of Approval, we are America’s first heritage farmers’ meat market east of the Hudson River. This award is given to distributors and retailers in recognition for the quality, authenticity, and sustainability of the food supply in the West Michigan region.