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Posted 11/25/2011 9:30am by No-View Farm.

The long prepared Thanksgiving dinner is done -- and while it was delicious -- after that 5th plate of leftovers it's time for something different. Here's ten great ideas from Mel's Kitchen Cafe for using all that yummy turkey in a variety of ways! 

#10 BBQ {Turkey} Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing – that’s right, sub in the ol’ turkey leftovers for the cooked chicken and you have yourself a delicious salad dinner.

Turkey Pot Pie Crumble – omit the steps for cooking the chicken and instead, stir in your leftover, diced turkey into the sauce with the vegetables. Proceed with the recipe…and enjoy!

Turkey Pillows with Creamy Parmesan Sauce – so easily interchangeable between turkey and chicken and no one will ever know the difference.

Hawaiian Haystacks – one of my favorite ways to use up those turkey leftovers…quick, flavorful and plain yummy.

Turkey Corn Chowder – one of my husband’s favorite soups of all-time, simply change out the cooked chicken for cooked turkey and voila! A reinvented and equally delish soup.

Wrap it up THREE ways – leftover turkey makes a star appearance in each of these three wraps in place of the cooked chicken: Crispy Turkey Wraps, Southwest Turkey Wraps and Oven Baked Turkey Chimichangas.

Southwestern Turkey Barley Chili – perhaps one of my favorite (healthy!) soups, omit adding the chicken at the beginning of simmering and instead, stir in the leftover turkey with the corn and beans. Then send some my way, pretty please.

White Bean Chicken/Turkey Chili – comforting, quick and simply tasty.

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole – stir in 2-3 cups leftover, chopped turkey in the step with the cheese and broccoli and your life may never be the same. Mmm, mmm, good.

BBQ Turkey Quesadillas – simple, delicious and just plain awesome.

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Posted 11/17/2011 8:26pm by No-View Farm.

We have a sign next to our scale, made by one of our longtime customers that reads "It Is What It Is." It serves as a gentle reminder that much as we try, things aren't always in our control. When it comes to our fresh turkeys, this rule is especially true.

Despite doing everything in our power to ensure we can provide our customers with the precise size turkey they want - sometimes they run larger or smaller. From managing when we get our turkey poults (last hatch date possible) to shorten the growing season to customizing their diets (grain blends with less protein, supplemented with garden vegetables) it is still a bit of a gamble. Turkeys can't be put on a "diet." Restricing their feed to control their size leads to hungry and unhappy birds whose natural stress response is to peck each other.

So why can you go to the supermarket and find the ideal weight you want? Those birds were raised on large factory farms, processed at the desired weight then frozen, months in advance. Since we are a small farm, processing ours the weekend before Thanksgiving to ensure the freshest bird possible - the size range isn't as exact. (Note - you can find our fresh turkeys at Hunter's IGA in Wolfeboro!)

We hope that our customers understand that "it is what it is" and a few extra pounds of naturally raised, locally grown, farm fresh turkey is never really a bad just means more yummy leftovers!

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Posted 10/13/2011 1:51pm by No-View Farm.

Hmm…have you thought about Thanksgiving yet? Unbelievably it’s only a short 6 weeks away! Is it your turn to host and expecting a crowd or maybe just a cozy gathering for a few? We are now accepting orders for our farm fresh, locally grown turkeys which will be available in a variety of sizes, so no matter the number at your table this holiday we can accommodate.

Our turkeys are raised in a humane environment with plenty of room to exhibit natural behaviors. They are brooded in a nursery with a heat source that mimics a mother hen until they are fully feathered and then move on to the main barn where they reside in a large clean pen with self-feeders, waterers and plenty of access to natural light and fresh air. They are fed a diet of custom mixed grain to meet their nutritional requirements, (free of growth stimulants, hormones, and animal byproducts) which is supplemented with garden vegetables. 
Our turkeys are never frozen, but rather processed by our team on site the weekend before Thanksgiving to ensure freshness.

Be sure to request early to ensure your size preference! Please email your order to and we will confirm.

Looking for an extra special way to thank your employees this holiday? Ask about our local business discount (for orders of six or more turkeys.)

Pick-up day at the farm is Monday, November 21 from 9AM - 6PM. Remember -- Know your farmer, Know your food! :)

Posted 11/27/2010 6:17pm by Lawreen Strauch.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! It’s my favorite holiday of the year. Not only because it means the stress and work of the season is winding down, but mainly because it involves lots of family time and great food without the pressure to find everyone the perfect gift…

This year we made a conscious effort to either grow or raise everything on our table ourselves or obtain from other local farms.(Know your farmer, know your food.) The turkey (of course) was raised here, along with the bacon, (paired with some yummy scallops) sausage, (for the stuffing) butternut squash, carrots and pumpkins (resulting in two pies.) Our potatoes came from our friends at Colonial Acres Farm in Wakefield and our corn was grown by the Herrick Farm in Rowley, MA. The fruit used in our apple and blueberry pies originated at DeVylder’s Farm and Eastman’s Blueberries in Wolfeboro.

Overall, it was a great meal! Hope yours was equally as enjoyable. P.S. If you’re thinking ahead to Christmas or New Year’s meals, we still have a few remaining turkeys left – now in the freezer. :)