Just look at these little Lilac Turkey poults. They are only a few hours old, and seeing the world for the first time!
We have many little Lilacs on the ground this year, as the Lilac hens began laying earlier than they did last year, and we have a larger incubator than in years past. We can now offer some of these poults for sale! Adoptions, anyone?
It is important to do as much as we can to promote and preserve this rare breed of turkey. These are not typical birds. They are naturally reproducing turkeys who are capable of living long, healthy lives in the outdoors with supplimental grains and shelter. There are no animal byproducts, hormones or steroids in the feeds that we use, and all of our birds are grown and raised here in Shelburne, from birds in our own flock.
- For non-farmers, the important participatory role you have in our heritage farming equation, is consumption of flavorful, humanely raised and slaughtered, heritage meats. If you are a meat eater, than you should be a local meat eater. If you can be a local meat eater, than you should try heritage breed meat.
- For non-meat eaters, there is always organ meats. Currently we don’t have any available, but later this summer, we will, and we will gladly put you on a list for them. Mother Earth News published a nice article on the consumption of Organ Meats in the May/June 1976 issue. Organ meats contain important health promoting minerals, antioxidants and vitamin K2.
- The publication, Acupuncture Today( June, 2009, Vol. 10, Issue 06) reported the following about your year 2009 omega-3s:
(However) did you know that vegetables harvested these days are as much as 40 percent less nutritious than they were 50 years ago, even organic ones? Did you know that omega-3s used to be widely found in meats, but because most animals are no longer grass-fed, they are sadly deficient, and then so are we? Or that besides vegetables, the most nutrient-dense food that exists is organ meats?”