At this country’s first Thanksgiving, the pilgrims were eating a very different turkey from the holiday bird that sits on modern Thanksgiving tables.
According to rancher Bill Niman, the great majority of turkeys grown in the US are the “Broad-Breasted White” breed, a bird that’s grown for… you guessed it: broad breasts.
On Niman’s ranch, his small staff is raising heritage-breed birds that are a lot closer to the turkeys our nation’s founders would have recognized.
Bill Niman is the rancher that The New York Times called a “pioneer of the ‘good meat’ movement,” and he took some time to chat with us about his BN Ranch Heritage-Breed Turkeys, which FreshDirect is selling this holiday season. (More…)