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Free-Range Turkey Farms in New England

Free-Range Turkey Farms in New England
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by in Nov 2007

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While many farms boast “free-range” turkeys, the term can have different meanings. The USDA defines “free-range” as birds “allowed access to the outside.” However, farms do this in different ways. Some farms let their turkeys walk and peck in a pasture; others let them roam freely in an outdoor dirt pen. Others keep the turkeys in outdoor cages, noting that the birds are still getting “fresh air and sunshine.”

Check with your neighborhood market, farmers’ market, or butcher shop for their recommendations, or go to www.localharvest.org/organic-turkey.jsp for turkey farms around the country. You’ll find lists and descriptions of organic, free-range, and heritage-breed turkey producers in your area.

Here are some sources in New England.

Bob’s Turkey Farm
181 Old Common Rd.
Lancaster, MA
978-365-9271; 978-368-1353
bobsturkeyfarm.com

Lionette’s Market
577 Tremont St.
Boston, MA
617-778-0360
lionettesmarket.com

Stillman’s at The Turkey Farm
561 Thresher Rd.
Hardwick, MA
413-477-0345
stillmansfarm.com

The Turkey Farm
209 Mile Hill Rd.
New Sharon, ME
207-778-2889
theturkeyfarm.com

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