There's no wondering why Gozzi's Turkey Farm in Guilford would get numerous orders for the holidays but what would keep generations of families returning to the farm just for a visit?
"It's a family secret," said Bill Gozzi, the third generation turkey farmer of the farm's colorful attractions.
The "magical turkeys" as they are called by some are a group of colorful turkeys on display in front of the farm beginning in November through Christmas time. Anyone from school children to families to seniors groups can be seen pulling up to view the spectacle.
"(My grandmother) started this as a thing for the kids in the neighborhood," Gozzi said. "It caught on and we couldn't not do it now."
Greg Nobile, of P!News talked turkey with the Gozzi and nimbly tried to pry the family secret from him but it is too closely guarded. No one but the Gozzis know how or when the turkeys acquire their colors and creating new breed of turkeys seems to be the family's specialty. Gozzi said his grandfather was one of the first farmers to create a white turkey, the Gozzi White.
According to Gozzi, approximately 15,000 Gozzi Whites are on people's dinner tables during the holiday season. The turkeys are available in sizes ranging from 10-lbs to 28-lbs and they are $2.59 a pound.
The farm is located at 2443 Boston Post Road in Guilford and the public is welcome to visit the colorful attraction and/or place an order. Call (203) 453-2771 for more details.