Old Birds Are Better: A Quest to Bring Back Heritage Turkeys

By The Editors

Last year, photographer and writer Lisa M. Hamilton chronicled a California 4-H club's attempt to bring back traditional turkey farming in a photo essay on the Atlantic Food Channel, "Turkeys: Farm to Thanksgiving Table." Here, we bring you this piece from our archives once again—an eye-catching look at the work that goes into raising and "harvesting" the birds.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/11/old-birds-are-better-a-quest-to-bring-back-heritage-turkeys/67058/