The British Turkeys Are Coming

Posted November 5, 2018 9:51 p.m. EST

For several generations, KellyBronze heritage turkeys have been bred in England and preferred by chefs like Jamie Oliver. In 2014, the company established a 130-acre farm in Crozet, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and it is the only commercial turkey farm that holds a Department of Agriculture license to dry-age and hand-pluck its birds. The free-roaming pampered turkeys, more flavorful than the average bird, are available somewhat more widely this year, always fresh, from the company’s website and, for New Yorkers, at Dickson’s Farmstand Meats in Chelsea Market.

KellyBronze Turkeys,, $100.40 for 8 pounds to $301.20 for 24 pounds. Order before Nov. 14 for delivery west of the Mississippi, before Nov. 15 for delivery east of the river; Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, $13.35 a pound, available for preorder for pickup Nov. 20 and 21, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave. (15th Street), 212-242-2630,