Free-Range Turkey Farms in New England

Want to skip the grocery store turkey this year? This list of New England free-range turkey farms offers happier, healthier birds.

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The USDA defines “free-range” as birds “allowed access to the outside.” However, farms do this in different ways – some farms let their turkeys walk and peck in a pasture, others let them roam freely in an outdoor dirt pen, and others keep the turkeys in outdoor cages, noting that the birds are still getting “fresh air and sunshine.”

Free-Range Turkey Farms in New England

Free-Range Turkey Farms in New England

Turkeys raised in a free-range turkey farm are often happier and healthier. You should still do your homework, though, to ensure that the turkeys you consume are raised with methods up to you and your family’s standards. Check with your neighborhood market, farmers’ market, or butcher shop for their recommendations on free-range turkey farms in New England, or go to www.localharvest.org/organic-turkey.jsp for free-range turkey farms around the country. You’ll find lists and descriptions of organic, free-range, and heritage-breed turkey producers in your area.

Here are some sources for free-range turkey farms in New England:

Hurd Farm

11 Old Stage Rd.
Hampton, NH

Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm

227 Ekonk Hill Rd.
Moosup, CT

Bob’s Turkey Farm

181 Old Common Rd.
Lancaster, MA
978-365-9271; 978-368-1353

Stillman’s at The Turkey Farm

561 Thresher Rd. & 3674 Greenwich Rd.
Hardwick, MA
413-477-0345; 413-277-9600

The Turkey Farm

209 Mile Hill Rd.
New Sharon, ME

Twist of Fate Farm

1220 Black Brook Rd.
Dunbarton, NH

Four Springs Farm

776 Gee Hill Rd.
Royalton, VT

Misty Knoll Farms

1685 Main St.
New Haven, VT

Cedar Meadow Farm

12 Erin’s Way
Ledyard, CT

Baffoni’s Poultry Farm

324 Greenville Ave.
Johnston, RI

Read about the advantages of homegrown free-range turkeys and find a recipe for roast turkey. Tell us about the free-range turkey farm in your local area in the comments below.

This post was first published in 2007 and has been updated. 

  • Greaney’s Turkey Farm in Mercer,Maine (between Skowhegan and Farmington) has been raining free range birds since 1983. The birds are processed in our modern facilities and sold from the farm as well as wholesaled to meat markets, companies and health food stores across Maine.

  • Check out Pat’s Pastured in East Greenwich, RI, for a turkey (and other animals) farm which is truly free-range; that is, the animals live outside, eat grass, and forage for bugs and worms and acorns. Best turkey I’ve ever had.


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