A Visit to a Small Turkey Farm

Recently, PBS Newshour did a great little segment on the small turkey farm. What are its challenges and economic struggles? As is usually the case, the farm couple works VERY hard, they rely upon off-farm income, and they have a value-added venture store which sells directly to the consumer.

In this video, the Newshour’s Paul Solman interviews Rick Hermonot, who owns Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm in Eastern Connecticut about his operation which turns out 3,000 free range antibiotic free turkeys a year. How do they butcher them and how do they get it done so quickly are two of the looming questions that are answered here.