At Fresh Fork Market, we love Thanksgiving. It’s a time for gathering family and friends to celebrate and feast on all the richness that Ohio has to offer. Getting together around the dinner table and enjoying delicious foods from local farmers–that’s what we are all about!
We work all year toward this holiday: when the first seeds go into the ground, we are already thinking of our turkeys and planning the production with our farmers. You are what you eat, right? Well that’s no different for the fowl among us. They’ve got to have good organic pastures with lush grasses, flooded with natural sunlight, and rich with insects and grubs to eat. All this work culminates in tasty, healthy turkeys that will be the star of the holiday feast.
We offer two different breeds of turkey for your Thanksgiving table: a Broad Breasted White and a Heritage Bird.
Broad Breasted White
This is our most popular bird, and is the one most commonly found on America’s tables. It was bred to provide more breast meat. Unlike the conventional birds that you find in the grocery, ours are fresh, not frozen. They are raised according our exacting quality standards, which means our birds are simply better for you.
American Bronze Standard Heritage Breed
Heritage breeds are not bred for more white meat, so they are more naturally proportioned. They have more dark meat as a bird, naturally would. These birds are succulent and juicy, and have a more richly flavored meat.
Like our regular turkeys, the heritage breeds are free to roam, eat a diet high in protein, and live their lives outside in fresh air.Some of them are raised in the cornfield, naturally fertilizing the land, while having a chance to dart in and out of the corn and eat the lower leaves.
Our heritage breeds will be slightly more expensive than our traditional Broad Breasted White birds. When placing an order for one of these birds, you will need to pay a deposit and the balance will be due at pick up and will be based on the size of the birds when they come in.