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Heritage Spanish Black Turkey

Heritage Spanish Black Turkey

$125 $125
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8 lb
Named for their striking inky-black plumage, Spanish Blacks are direct descendants of native Mexican turkeys brought across the Atlantic to Europe in the 1500s. The birds were bred for yield and flavor for two centuries before making their return to North America. In the colonies, they were crossed with Eastern wild turkeys and proliferated across the mid Atlantic. The Spanish Black was officially recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874. 

Commercially viable through the early 20th century, like so many heritage breeds, Spanish Blacks fell out of favor with the industrialization of American farming. They are a threatened species today. Programs like Joyce Farms are rehabilitating their numbers.

We love the body composition of these slow growing birds. They provide an incredibly flavorful and dark-meat  eating experience (think turkey for people who hate turkey). Heritage breeders often go overboard, pushing their stock to a prehistoric build: dinosaur legs with next to no breast meat. Joyce Farms' Spanish Blacks boast a balanced composition and mix of dark and white meat.

The birds are pasture raised on a handful of family farms across the Piedmont of North Carolina, developing natural muscle mass and real taste of terroir. They are hand processed at Joyce Farms and air chilled to preserve flavor, tenderness, and the perfect texture.

Collectively we have eaten a lot of turkey, and these are the some of the finest we've found. We don't often import a program across the country. These birds are more than worth it. 

Not quite sure what size you need? A safe bet is 1.25 lbs per guest. 

We do our best to predict the weights of the turkeys and provide you with a bird as close to the weight that you ordered, but the weights may vary.

Don't forget to pick up a signature Oaktown Spice Shop Brine Mix for your turkey.

Turkey cooking instructions >

Heritage Genetics Pasture Raised Slow Growth


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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Joyce Farms
Joyce Farms

Winston-Salem, NC

Joyce Farms focuses on the intersection of heritage genetics and sustainable farming. Founded in Winston-Salem, NC in 1962, Joyce Farms raises regenerative, sustainable, and natural meats via a network of family farms in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia.

Over the years, they've collected and curated an invaluable library of heritage genetics. Joyce Farms builds vertically integrated agricultural systems, investing in the long tail of their supply chains from genetics, breeding, and husbandry, all the way through to slaughter. Their focus on heritage poultry and game makes for a well rounded addition to the Cream Co. portofolio.