Heritage turkeys are the flavorful descendants of the first breeds domesticated in the United States. They're not widely available and are more expensive than regular broad-breast or crossbred turkeys.
You can order a fresh heritage turkey for Thanksgiving, delivered via FedEx to arrive Tuesday, Nov. 21, from Heritage Foods USA, the marketing arm of Slow Food USA. Turkeys are available in eight size categories. All prices include shipping. Price examples: 8- to 10-pound turkey, $119; 14.1- to 16-pound turkey, $159; 16.1- to 18-pound turkey, $169; 22.1 pounds and over, $209. You can order by phone, (212) 980-6603, or online at www.heritagefoodsusa.com.