Pasture-Raised Heritage Turkeys
Heritage Turkey Reservations Are Now Open
Heritage Turkey Reservations and Waitlist are full. Find our Heritage Turkey Overflow Waitlist information below.
Grown Locally at Doko Farm
Heritage Breed (Narragansett Turkeys)
Slow Food Ark of Taste Product
No Antibiotics or Added Hormones*
*(the use of growth hormones are not permitted in raising poultry by the USDA)
The holidays never tasted so good!
We proudly breed, hatch, and raise Narragansett Heritage Turkeys, on pasture, without antibiotics.
Our heritage turkeys take a full 28 weeks to grow on pasture (twice the grow time compared to the broad breasted varieties), and develop their excellent flavor. Heritage turkeys are not selected to grow abnormally large breasts. This would interfere with their ability to live long, productive, outdoor lives. Expect a normal ratio of breast to dark meat.
The Narragansett Turkeys' excellent flavor has landed it a spot on the Slow Food Ark of Taste. "The US Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates." - www.slowfoodusa.org
...And it is working! Through conservation efforts Narragansett Turkeys have been upgraded on The Livestock Conservancy's Conservation Priority List, from threatened to watch.
Reserve Your Heritage Turkey from Doko Farm
Doko Farm is once again raising a small flock of Narragansett Heritage Turkeys, for your holiday table, and they look fantastic! But be warned. This year's flock is only half the size of last year's and we expect reservations to fill quickly.
Our smaller hen-sized heritage turkeys range from 5-10 pounds (average weight is 7 pounds.) Our larger tom-sized heritage turkeys range from 10-18 pounds (average 12 pounds.)
Pricing for 2023 is $15/lb. (We needed to make a small adjustment from last year's pricing, due to continually rising feed costs.) A $20 non-refundable deposit is required to complete your reservation. This year, we are making the reservation process even easier, by accepting deposits through our online store. The balance (total cost of your heritage turkey minus your $20 deposit) is due at pick-up.
On-Farm Pick-up is during our Harvest Market, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year it will be November 18, 2023, 10am-1pm. As always, we will try to work with you to provide an alternative, if you are unable to make it to the scheduled pick-up. Any heritage turkeys not picked up, and for which alternate arrangements have not been made, may be sold at the discretion of Doko Farm, after November 18, 2023.
Once our reservations are full, we will start a waiting list for the few birds that we hold in reserve. Each year, we hold a small number of birds back from our reservation process, just in case something goes wrong, such as a predator event. Most years, nothing goes wrong. Then these heritage turkeys are made available for purchase. There is no deposit required to be on the wait list.
Once waitlist spots are filled, we open an overflow waitlist, because sometimes plans change and we end up with available turkeys after contacting our waitlist customers. Our overflow waitlist customers will be alerted, as a group, of any available heritage turkeys.
Heritage Turkey Tips and Recipes
We are here to help you every step of the way.
Check out our Farmhouse Kitchen page for recipes and tips to make the most of your pasture-raised heritage turkey.
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