Christmas deserves a seriously tasty turkey, and we source Free Range Bronze Turkey from the Walters family. Winner of 2 stars at the 2021 Great Taste Awards, these traditional slow maturing, hand plucked and game hung turkeys are delicious – full of flavour, tender and succulent. They really are the best turkey I have ever tasted, and most of our customers agree.
As a rule of thumb we recommend that you have at least 500 grams per person for a turkey, 333 grams per person for a crown, and for a breast joint just 250 grams.
Your turkey will arrive boxed, with vacuum packed giblets, fresh rosemary, and a Pop-up Timer which works perfectly. It can remain in the box for a couple of days. If your turkey is a large one, it may not fit in a box, and therefore it’s important to remove it from the plastic bag as soon as possible. Place the turkey in the refrigerator if possible. If not, place the turkey in a cool ventilated position. Make sure that this is animal and vermin proof!
All of our Free Range Bronze turkeys are produced by Walters Turkeys with Phillip and Julia Walters supplying this festive fowl for over 35 years. I now deal with their son Ed, and it is still very much a family affair. The Walters rear the Free Range Bronze turkeys to the Golden promise standard set by the Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association. They reach full maturity naturally without growth promoters. Using traditional methods, they are dry plucked, hand finished and game hung for at least 7 days. All are fed on organic cereals and soya. The turkeys are killed and processed on the farm to avoid travel as minimising their stress is a priority.
Delivery will be the week before Christmas, although they are also available for Thanksgiving, just get in touch.
These turkeys are just wonderful. We had been eating Walters turkeys for Christmas for many years before the farm shop opened and were delighted that Fred started sourcing his turkeys from this family firm. It is fun every year deciding cooking times in an Aga but we have never gone wrong and it is always superb. We are looking forward to this year’s Christmas dinner with great anticipation.