Cruisin’ Connecticut – Everyone’s Gobbling Over the Colorful Turkeys in Guilford

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GUILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Today we’re Cruisin’ Connecticut to Gozzi’s Turkey Farm in Guilford. Farm Owner, Bill Gozzi remembers growing up on the farm with his family:

My grandparents started the farm back in 1940. I’m the third generation and I have two boys who help out. They’re the fourth generation.

The farm breeds around 15,000 turkeys a year that are mostly purchased for during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The turkeys are actually full-grown after only 18 weeks.

The family farm was known for breeding some of the country’s first pure white turkeys. But today, people are gobbling over turkeys of a much more colorful hue.

Bright, colorful neon turkeys. Purple, yellow, orange… the list goes on. But what’s the secret? Are they magical? Did they eat too many skittles?

My grandmother started doing this probably in the mid 1940’s for the kids in the neighborhood. Now we have thousands of kids that come see them.

The best news… these vibrant birds will be pardoned for Thanksgiving dinner.

Bring the family to Gozzi’s Turkey Farm… it’s a big hit with the kids: 2443 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT.

Know of cool people, places or events to check out for “Cruisin’ Connecticut?” Email me, or let me know on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat: @RyanKristafer

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