Benefits of a Pasture Raised Turkey

The nutrition content of meat is directly related to the animal's diet, which is why organically raising our pastured birds is so important to us at Tara Firma Farms.

The reason is simple.

Omega-3 fatty acids are formed in the chloroplasts of green leaves and algae. As the turkeys run around eating grass, they are storing those "good fats" in their muscle meat. Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fats supports healthy brain and heart function, as well as reduces inflammation in the body. These health benefits can aid in prevention against chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.

Did you know turkeys are omnivores like us?

While they forage on grass in the pasture, they also eat bugs, worms, small mice, and fruits like apples and pears. This diversity in diet lends to an incredible flavor much different than their conventional counterparts.

How it works:

When they're baby chicks we keep them safe and warm under a light in the barn. As they grow, we slowly adjust them to natural light.

At six weeks of age, all our birds are allowed unrestricted access to the great outdoors. Tara Firma Farms birds also have the option to snack on a special ration feed formula if they'd like. It's organic and always GMO, antibiotic, and hormone free. The corn that is typically in feed is replaced by wheat and soy is minimized through the use of safflower or sunflower meal.

Come see the turkeys!

Visit the farm and see our silly turkeys who are full of personality! We give free farm tours every Saturday and Sunday at noon. No need to RSVP, just show up with your walking shoes on!

Getting ready for the big day?

Click below to reserve your Thanksgiving turkey ASAP to guarantee your bird! When you place your order we will collect a $50 deposit and the balance will be collected at pick up. Then you can rest easy knowing you've secured a delicious, humanely and sustainably-raised bird for your family's holiday table all while supporting your local farmer!