Quality Heirloom Turkey
For those interested in a specialty bird, we offer a unique high-quality, yet affordable option for your family holidays. Enjoy a delicious heirloom bronze turkey with only natural turkey flavor, no added solutions.
South River Bronze Heirloom Turkey by Prestage Farms
Our family has been growing livestock and poultry for more than 50 years in southern Sampson County, North Carolina. In places you’ve probably never heard of – places like Kerr and Clear Run. But even before we got started, other farm families in this region were raising turkeys and it’s those families who plowed the ground for future turkey production in our state. Their early birds, those homegrown turkeys, were often bronze birds grown in backyards or small pastures.
Today, our family is proud to offer you a holiday turkey that goes back to the roots of our region and connects us to those farm families who raised turkeys here before us … our South River Bronze. Our turkeys are heirloom bronze birds, pasture raised on our farm near the South River in southeastern NC, and available in limited quantities for the 2020 holiday season.
These are turkeys that connect us to family dinner tables of the past: all-natural bronze birds that are hatched, raised, and harvested in a region long known for growing turkeys. Turkeys that are a premium slow-growing breed like those grown on family farms years ago; turkeys raised in an open barn with unrestricted access to pasture to allow for ranging and natural foraging. Turkeys raised in a way and a place going back to the roots of our region.
The South River Heritage
The late A.A. Maynard, Jr. and his family grew bronze turkeys in lower Sampson County decades ago. His son shared this picture with us.
We pay tribute to folks of the South River region like Mr. Maynard and others such as the Bowen and Moore families as well as the Peterson Brothers for their contributions to the rich history of farm family enterprises and local turkey production.
Give your family the gift of South River Bronze Turkey
A specialty bird of high meat quality – pasture raised, antibiotic-free, vegetarian-fed, certified hatched, raised and harvested in the USA.PURCHASE NOW