Skip to comments.Cisco founder peddles $335 Thanksgiving turkey
Posted on 11/16/2012 10:55:09 AM PST by illiac
Talk about a rare bird. When it comes to setting the Thanksgiving table, the folks at Ayrshire Farm ( Web site ) in Upperville, Va., suggest that no meal is complete without one of their 20 lb.-and-up mail-order turkeys for $335 (shipping included). Of course, its not just any gobbler, but a heritage bird meaning a breed that goes back before the age of mass-market turkeys on commercial farms. And on top of that, its organic and raised to the exacting Certified Humane standards, which guarantees that animals have shelter, resting areas, sufficient space and the ability to engage in natural behaviors, according to the certification organization. Ayrshire says the result is a better bird taste-wise: It is simply a different product than a typical grocery store turkey, says the farm on its Web site. The birds come to customers doors frozen and shipped overnight the shipping alone accounts for $110 of the price tag packed in a sturdy eco-friendly cardboard box, inside an insulated packer with ice blankets, the farm says. (In the extra-value department, the farm adds that all packaging may be recycled and used again.)
The final day to place orders for Thanksgiving is Nov. 16, but the farm says it may have turkeys available next week on a first-come basis (yes, theyre that popular the farm sells as many as 3,000 each season, including several hundred by mail). For those on a tighter budget, Ayrshire, which is the brainchild of tech entrepreneur-turned-farmer Sandy Lerner , sells smaller birds. A 7-8 lb. turkey breast goes for a mere $158 (shipping included).
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Didn't know a turkey came with peddles....(gotta love headlines)...
Gotta love liberals. Cry about a penny of budget cuts for the poor, but love to take your money with overpriced environmentally friendly crap.
I think mine cost a little over $20.00 at Walmart at 88 cents a lb.
It probably wasn’t spoiled with shelter, resting areas,sufficient space to engage in natural behavior, but it probably got beheaded and gutted the same way this spoiled one did.
Based on the price of the stuff they sell, that’s cheap. I’ve seen Cisco equipment that costs more than my house.
wow that’s even more expensive than the whole kosher goose that my local store carries
Yup....my 24 pounder was $20 at Costco....
Our local Albertsons had a 20 -24 pounder for $9.....maybe shoulda waited...
Is anyone else on this thread besides me getting hungry?
actually peddles is the correct word
as in to offer for sale or barter
pedal would not have been the right word
Where are the libs to complain these turkerys lived a better life than the ‘ poor”
My niece’s boyfriend shot a 17-pound wild turkey for our Thanksgiving. I can’t speak for the cost, it depends on the value of your time and how you depreciate your guns.
We’ll see how the taste compares with these expensive deluxe mail-order birds.
I get mine from one of my neighbors who raises enough chickens and regular brown turkeys for their own use and to sell to neighbors for about 1/2 as much as the supermarket in the city. They sell brown eggs, too-and everything is free range, organic and drug-free without that fancy price. The birds don’t come all prepared and wrapped in plastic, but the color and flavor of the meat is great-feedlot type poultry can’t compare to naturally farmed...
I was on the Cisco campus last week maintaining their data centers and 150sq ft of those rooms could cost well into the millions.
Sorry, but if you think what you got at Walmart remotely comes close to a Heritage breed turkey you are either utterly ignorant or completely insane.
While I wouldn’t pay $300+ for a Heritage Turkey, comparing the mass produced large breasted white to one is laughable.
The mass produced turkey can’t even breed naturally its so rediculously malformed from genetic tampering so its breast meat (which is tasteless, dry $#!% BTW) is so ungodly huge the damned things can’t even breed.
I am not anti mass produced products, its the only way you can feed the world effectively, but to try to compare the animal you bought at WalMart with a Heritage Bird is like trying to say a Yugo is the same thing as a Bentley.
Fascinating, is it for real ?
It’s amazing to me that natural un messed with un breeded to trade off the tasty dark meat for bland dry white meat now constitutes a niche market.
I’m particularly tired of grocery store pork that is so lean that it is now has “tenderness and juiciness improved with up to twelve percent of a patented solution*.”
I buy from local farmers whenever I can.
For real as in did I actually do it? No, I just got the picture from elsewhere.
I am, however, about 75% of the way to convincing the Mrs. to let me do it for this coming Thursday.
I have larded lean meat-turkey, venison, quail and doves etc-with bacon before, but isn’t that a bit much? Defeats the whole idea of lean meat...
Lean meat? I eat turkey because it’s traditional (and I like the taste).
I eat bacon, because it’s BACON!