This week’s Goings On About Town section opens with Gabriele Stabile’s photograph of turkeys roaming the grounds of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Stone Barns raises two types of turkeys, and the ones that appear in these photographs, Bourbon Reds, are a heritage breed—according to the farm, “the livestock equivalent of an ‘heirloom’ vegetable.”
Stabile knew going in that there was a chance the turkeys would peck at him. “Thankfully, most of them liked me,” he said. The feeling was mutual: Stabile told me he had planned on “killing a bird” for Thanksgiving, but couldn’t bring himself to do it after meeting them up close.