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November 19, 2013

"Heritage Turkeys:" Now A Thing

It's not enough to buy a free-range organic turkey for Thanksgiving.

Now doing big business: "heritage turkeys."

Heritage turkeys are like heirloom tomatoes -- closer to the naturally-occurring exemplar of the breed that really existed in the world, before men began breeding them for specific traits (and thereby turning them into nearly a different species).

Its a draw in that people are looking to get back to the roots of how things were done hundreds of years ago before things were changed, said Valerie Lafferty, the co-owner of Springfield Farms.

Interesting. I'm not going to knock it. But it's a new thing I just heard of, and I'm temperamentally inclined against new things I just heard of.

Then again, this isn't a new thing. This is in fact a very old thing, which I approve of. So I'm confused.

Now about the price: I know a guy who's looking to buy a heritage turkey, and apparently the price of such a bird big enough to feed his family is going to be around $200.


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