Many of the pole beans we grow can be eaten as a dried bean. This means that you don’t harvest the bean when it is young and green. You let it grow full size.
As the beans mature, the seeds inside the pod get much larger. The pod drys out in the wind and sun, leaving the bean’s seeds as the part of the plant that is eaten.
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Benjamin Franklin, commenting to his daughter about the bird shown on the Great Seal of the US, stated the following:
“I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America… He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.”
Source: Smithsonian Mag via the Franklin Institute
Yes, it is true that turkeys are a bit vain and silly. But I’m not sure about that courageous part.
The turkeys we raised this year are heritage-crosses, meaning that two heritage breeds were crossed. Like all of our animals, the turkeys have been raised outdoors in fresh air and sunshine, regularly moved to fresh grass, and provided with non-GMO grain.
We will have six turkeys available Monday or Tuesday, November 20 or 21 (the week of Thanksgiving), and they will be sold fresh (not frozen). We are guessing that they will be between 10 and 20 lbs and cost between $70 and $100 each.
Cooking helps with recipe links follow.
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