Our Story

Founded In Community
Historic image showing generations of Miller Farms women holding turkeys

Founded in 1950, Miller Farms is a fourth-generation, community-driven business that believes Everyone Is Family. With humble beginnings selling eggs door to door, Earl and Margaret Miller prided themselves on listening to the needs of their neighbors and making time to help others.

The tradition lives on at our landmark location in Avon, Connecticut and beyond with our all-natural pet food brand, Oma's Pride. As active members of the community, Miller Farms is a member of the Avon Chamber of Commerce, Avon-Canton Rotary, Avon Historical Society, and Connecticut Business & Industry Assocation. 

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. Family. Friends. Food comas. And in the middle of it all...turkey! For almost 70 years, we've brought people together with our signature Thanksgiving turkeys. Yes, over a million people have enjoyed a Miller Farms turkey since the 1950s. This year, because of COVID-19 uncertainty, we're moving the celebration and store online, while launching a new tradition called the Thankful Turkey. Thank you to the 322 supporters who kicked off the holiday season early with us on Kickstarter. You can learn more about our joining our Community & Giving efforts here

Family photo 2020
Our Turkeys

Why are Miller Farms Thankful Turkeys so damn delicious? 🤤

  • Sourced from Family Farms: We partner with other third and fourth generation family farms to source the best turkeys in the country. For Thanksgiving 2020, we’re partnering with Koch Turkey Farm in Tamaqua, PA.
  • Raised Humanely: Miller Farms turkeys are raised slowly, the way nature intended, without growth hormones, stimulants, or antibiotics. Our turkeys have free range access to open pastures that provide natural sunlight and fresh air. Our turkeys are fed a diet fortified with vitamins and minerals, made from locally grown corn and roasted soybeans. There are no animal by-products, fats, or pet food products used in our feed. Miller Farms turkeys meet the strict Certified Humane® guidelines and Farm Animal Welfare Standards.
  • Feeds Two Families: With every purchase of a Miller Farms Thankful Turkey, one is given to a family in need through Foodshare, our local Feeding America food bank partner. We believe that Everyone Is Family, and this means that nobody goes hungry. 
Our Beliefs
Our Community 
Our Team

Capri Brighenti
President

Carolyn “Cal” Miller-Stevens
Chief Ambassador

Samuel Stevens
Chief Ambassador

Adam DeJulius
COO

Taryn Miller-Stevens
Head of Special Projects

Michael Shirey
Head of Brand Strategy & Design

Sweta Kantipundi
Digital Business Intern

Foodshare
Our local Feeding America food bank partner distributes nearly 12 million meals to the 118,000 people in Connecticut. You can learn more about our partnership here.

Business Partners in Giving
If your company is looking to purchase turkeys for your employees and give back this Thanksgiving, please see our Partners in Giving page or reach out to us at thankful@millerfarms.us.

Advisors
Romke de Hann, Technical Advisor

Emily Heyward, Co-Founder, Red Antler 

Margot Harrington, Website Design

 

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