Gobble, gobble!  Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and what better way to illustrate a holiday article than with some brand new stock images of young turkeys on a farm?

Recently, I had the chance to visit a local farm, where they raise “broad breasted whites” from chicks.  This variety is the most common turkey bred and raised in the United States.  However, unlike larger commercial productions, the birds here are free range, having large expanses of grass and dirt to roam about in during the day.  No tight, confined spaces here.  Also, these turkeys are fed an all vegetarian diet of corn, soybeans and other good stuff.   This quality and care shows in the number of St. Louis restaurants that are sourcing these birds for their special holiday menus.

By the way, if you’re looking for a roasted turkey recipe, you can never go wrong with Alton Brown’s classic brined turkey: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe.html

I’ll be heading back out to the farm this week or next to grab some shots of the turkeys in an older state – hopefully with some of those big tail feathers they like to show off.  In the meantime, take a quick look at some of them below, and then click here to view the whole series exclusively on Stocksy United.

stock photo: free range turkey

stock photo: farmer holding turkey

stock photo: crowd of turkeys

stock photo: farmer looking at turkeys

 

 

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