Standard Bronze Turkey
The Standard Bronze Turkey has been the most popular turkey variety for most of American history. It originated from crosses between the domestic turkeys brought by European colonists to the Americas and the eastern wild turkeys they found upon their arrival. The hybrid vigor of this cross resulted in larger and more vigorous turkey stocks than European birds. These birds were also much tamer than wild turkeys. The coppery, bronze-colored metallic sheen, which gives the variety its name, was part of the inheritance from its wild ancestors.
The Bronze variety is stately and imposing in appearance. The standard weight for young toms is 25 pounds and 16 pounds for young hens. The Heritage (Standard) Bronze is a long living, slow growing (36 weeks to maturity) turkey that is able to breed naturally and is very good at foraging.
Artisan Gold Turkey
The Artisan Gold Turkey is a rare breed that is small in size and slow growing. The "Artisan Gold," is a French bird with Black Spanish heritage and reminiscent of a more traditional era, with old-world traditions and artisan values. This breed has been selected for centuries based on French gastronomy. This ensures a distinct taste, juicy texture and uncompromised quality. The Artisan thrives in a free-range environment where it can express natural tendencies such as roaming and roosting.
The Artisan Gold Turkey offers a robust taste that is exotically different from traditional turkeys currently in the market. With its unique and uncommon characteristics, the Artisan is a standout breed for any dinner table.
Orlopp Bronze Turkey
The Orlopp Bronze is a broad-breasted turkey, with excellent conformation and high meat quality due to its natural fat layering. Underneath its beautiful bronze feathers is an efficient, robust turkey.
Broad Breasted White Turkey
The Broad Breasted White is commercially the most widely used breed of domesticated turkey. These birds have shorter breast bones and larger breasts, sometimes rendering them unable to breed without human assistance. This turkey breed was developed by crossing Hollands and Broad Breasted Bronze turkeys. The resulting bird grew faster, larger, and had a cleaner looking carcass.
It’s no secret why these turkeys are the leading breed for the commercial meat industry. On top of their fast rate of growth (12 to 14 weeks as opposed to heritage breed turkeys at 26-30 weeks), Broad Breasted Whites produce more meat than any other turkey breed. They also produce a large amount of sought after breast meat, a well-loved favorite of many people. Often the tom turkeys can weigh up to 40 pounds! The hens typically weigh less, weighing around 25-30 pounds.
The Freedom Ranger brand of broiler chicks are a great alternative to fast-growing white broiler chicks or slow-growing heritage breeds. Freedom Ranger chicks grow at a moderate rate, reaching their peak weight of 5-6 lbs in 9 to 11 weeks. These active, robust chicks are suitable for free range, foraging and pasture environments and produce tender, succulent meat with more yellow omega 3 fat and less saturated fat than fast growing breeds.
White Rangers are fast-growing meat birds that exceed many performance standards. They are so closely related to the Cornish Cross that most folks may not recognize that they are different. The White Ranger should be heartier than its ancestor the Cornish Cross. Ready for processing in only 7 to 8 weeks.
Kosher King Chicken
The Kosher King chicken is a champion among meat producers, with a number of benefits over standard broilers. These birds are robust, active, and have arguably some of the most delicious and flavorful meat available. Believe it or not, the dark meat sections of this bird are light to white in color, and very very juicy. Kosher King Chickens are hybrid birds that are great alternatives to the Cornish Cross as meat birds. They have a more natural growth rate, taking 11-12 weeks, and are vigorous and healthy foragers. The Kosher Kings - sometimes referred to as Silver Kings - originated from a mix of heritage breeds, including Barred Rocks and Sussex Chickens.
This particular breed has been voted the farms' most flavorful chicken. It is absolutely the best roasting whole bird.
They provide a nice beefy quality flavor, with a moist soft texture. Our ducks are sold by request. They can be requested fresh or frozen, upon availability. They range in sizes from 5 to 9 pounds, but typically are around 6 to 7.5 pounds at the time of butchering.
The Emden Goose is a heritage breed goose that is raised for meat. They grow fast and large, reaching their mature weights at 20 weeks. The Emden was introduced to America in 1821. They are popular to show, and to eat. They are said to have very delicious meat. Ganders will reach 26 lbs. This bird will be raised in a small flock, and will be available by special order only.
These eggs are provided by free range, organically fed heritage breed chickens. Eggs can be purchased by the dozen.
Dehydrated Chicken Feet Dog Treats
Try our new dog Snacks for your fur baby. Our all natural chicken feet are from the same chickens we raise on our farm. Organic Fed and Pasture Raised. Chicken feet are a natural source of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Collagen, Calcium, and Cartilage. Which provides joint health and flexibility. Chicken feet are high in protein and are good for healthy skin, coat and nails. The chicken feet chews promote good dental hygiene by helping to remove Tartar and Plague. Your dog will love them, and love you for them.
New This Year!
Sasso Chickens are quality Broilers with a Country-Chicken Feel.
This year we have an abundance of Shetland sheep and will be offering them for sale. They will be sold whole. You can butcher them yourself or hire a butcher to process the sheep. We cannot process the sheep we sell on the farm. Shetlands are a wonderful sheep. They are a smaller variety ranging in sizes from 50 to 75 lbs. Shetland is extremely mild in flavor, lacking the off-taste most commercial meat lamb has. Our Shetlands are pasture raised and Organic Feed supplemented. The flavor is better, and the meat leaner because they're not being fed concentrates to create artificial weight gains. You can expect anywhere between 20 to 30 pounds of processed meat from one sheep.
We were blessed this year with an over abundance of lambs. We are able to offer them for sale. They are wonderful pets as they are friendly, calm and docile. Since they are young, if handled often, they will follow you around your farm as they get older. They are excellent foragers, even on land with poor pasture. We recommend purchasing more than one lamb if you are starting to homestead as they are very social and do not like to be alone. They adapt fast to established farms with other animals. We suggest not buying lambs while they still milk. A better option would be to buy the family set of mother and lamb or lambs.