Joyce Farms Heritage Black Turkey
Our Heritage Black Turkey is a heritage breed, admitted to APA standard in 1874. It is one of the first to be developed from Native American stocks. In fact, it is believed to be the same breed the Pilgrims feasted on during their first Thanksgiving. This breed is well-suited for foraging, and we raise these special birds on pasture, on a small family farm in North Carolina. They are processed by hand in our own plant, and like all of our Heritage birds, they are air-chilled to preserve flavor, tenderness, and perfect texture.
- Pasture-centered, which far surpasses USDA free-range standards
- Humane growing and processing practices
- Traceable to small family farms in North Carolina