Roperti's Turkey Farm in Livonia was established in 1948 by Italian immigrant Tom Roperti, and is now run by his daughter, Christine Roperti. 

The more intimate Thanksgiving gatherings expected this year because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic is driving up demand for smaller turkeys and leaving bigger birds sitting idle in store freezers.

While there is no turkey shortage across the board, Brian Weberman, director of poultry for Kaps Wholesale, a distributor in Detroit’s Eastern Market district, said consumers can expect to face a harder time finding smaller turkeys.

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