I visited a turkey farm in Bucks County that has been providing families with fresh, hormone and antibiotic-free birds for close to 80 years.
Today the third generation is continuing the tradition of raising roughly 15,000 turkeys each year from start to finish.
"We have a real broad breasted turkey," says Charles Bolton. "We breed, hatch and raise them to the finish, and our turkeys are fed longer than the commercial turkey."
The birds have been raised that way since his father, affectionately known as "Pop-Pop," started a chicken farm in Silverdale in 1933.
He later added turkeys to his 28-acre roost, and today, they rule it.
"It gets a little busy at Thanksgiving," says Torrie Bolton-Christy, Charles' daughter. "We will sell about 5,000 fresh turkeys."
And if you don't order your bird now, you'll be gobbling away without the guest of honor!
Torrie runs the Farm Market with her mom, Faye. It's an old-fashioned nod to fresh!
They sell milk in glass bottles from a local dairy, farm fresh veggies, home baked goodies, local honey, jams and jellies, fresh Black Angus beef, organic eggs, local cheeses and more.
"Whatever we can buy local, we do," says Torrie. "It is important to us as a family."
Again, you MUST order your turkey ahead of time, so give them a call if you are interested in buying one.
Bolton Turkey Farm
1005 Main Street, Rt.113