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Posted Aug 19, 2015

August 19 – Peacock’s Poultry: Serving Troy Since 1928

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8-19-15-Smiling Faces at Peacock's
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Peacock’s Poultry Farm was founded in 1928 by George Peacock, and has continued as a family owned and operated business. Run by George, then his son Edsel, and today his grandson Gerald.

In the early days, turkeys, chickens, and pigs roamed free on the 10 acre farm in Troy, Michigan. At that time, most of the products sold at the farm were actually raised, slaughtered and packaged on the site. Due to the growing demand for the high quality products for which Peacock’s had become known, other sources were needed to fill the flood of orders.

In 1970, Edsel Peacock was looking for a reliable source of farm-raised poultry and beef that met Peacock’s high standards. Someone put him in touch with the Amish in Indiana. This was the beginning of a long relationship between Peacock’s and the Amish farmers, which continues today. The most important factor being that the chickens, turkeys, ducks, and beef are raised and sold without any chemicals or preservatives.

Today Peacock’s is run by Gerald, his wife Merilyn, and their daughters Lora & Cyndi. The farm has gone through many changes since 1928, but the high quality and outstanding service remains the same.

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Retail space at Peacock’s

Smiling faces, great service and quality food provided at Peacock’s Poultry


To commemorate the City of Troy’s 60th Anniversary in 2015, we will publish a different story each day that highlights a person, discovery, or event that occurred locally, regionally, nationally, or even globally between 1955 and 2015 and that helped shape our lives and our community. We will try to post stories on important anniversary dates, but we also realize that dates are less critical than content and context. We will include the facts related to controversial stories, allowing our readers to form their own opinions. We invite you to read and comment on the stories. Your suggestions for topics are also welcome and can be posted on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TroyHistoricVillage. You can also email stories or ideas to the 365 Story Editor at ed@thvmail.org.

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