Our Christmas turkeys arrive at the end of June as day old poults. They are then reared under heat for about 4 weeks until they are ready to be put into the outside barn at around 6-8 weeks of age. From about 9 weeks onwards, the turkeys are big enough to be released in to a grass paddock next to their shed. Here they are free to walk in and out of the barn as they please and bask all day in the sunshine (and the rain, which they seem to love1). They are shut up in the freshly strawed barn every night, to protect them from any unwanted predators! Throughout their 24 weeks on the farm, they are fed a diet which is produced from locally grown cereals and contains no antibiotics or growth promoters.
We begin processing the birds in the second week of December. all of the birds being processed by ourselves on the farm. Once plucked they are hung in a chilled environment for approximately 7-10 days in order to give them a more succulent texture and flavour. The birds are then eviscerated and packed in a special, easy to handle, turkey box complete with vaccum packed giblets, full cooking instructions and a pop Up Turkey Timer to ensure that your bird is cooked to perfection whether this is the first time you have cooked Christmas lunch or you are experienced!
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What our customers say…
Dear Peter, Just thought that I would say thank you once again for the most amazing turkey. I had one of your 12kg bronze last year, but opted for a smaller 8kg bronze this year and it was perfect (although we ended up having more people than expected-that's family for you!). Four hours was perfect to cook it and it ended up moist and flavourful. Obviously I know first hand how well you treat your livestock, and I must say that it really reflects in the finished product. Do you sell them all year round? Best wishes for the new year, and I will be ordering again next year. Ed.
Hi Peter, Just a note to let you know that turkey was great again this year and enjoyed by all of my family. Hope you and your family had an enjoyable Christmas and wish you and yours the best of health and success for 2014. Regards Dave Martin
Got our Turkey from Peter at Tasty Turkeys for 8 years now and would never go anywhere else!
Pete, Just a quick note to say how well the turkeys you provided us with went down at Christmas. Almost all the staff commented how good their birds were and mine was as well, so many thanks to you and your team. Best wishes for the New Year.
Hi Peter, This is a bit late but I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the turkey! It was succulent and everyone commented on the delicious flavour 🙂 Thanks,
Hi Peter, Just to let you know that the turkey really was especially tasty this year and we all enjoyed it - thank you! Best wishes from us all.
Hi Tasty Turkeys, We had one of your turkeys for Christmas and it was lovely. We are wondering if you sell all through the year, or if you are a seasonal venture. Look forward to hearing from you.
"Hello Peter and Carol. Just to say how much we enjoyed/are still enjoying our turkey thank you! Tasty and tender, plus the sprig of fresh herbs was a nice touch and very useful. Best wishes for 2016. Love Jo xx"
You wont ever get a tastier bird than an ugly one from your farm! I have had them for the last four years and never been disappointed!
I have been buying my turkey from you for the last 5 years and you have never let us down! Absolutely fab bronze turkey, once again. What a taste and so moist! Thank you!! .... until next year.
I have had Bronze turkeys for the past couple of years, they have been so moist and tasty. Will always be buying my turkeys from you!!
As always, our turkey was a peach – splendidly packaged and supplemented by giblets and a generous handful of fresh herbs. It cooked wonderfully and satisfied all at the table on Christmas day and has filled a few sandwiches since – Eric Bridgstock
Another fantastic free-range turkey (our 2nd year now) nice to know they have had a good life. The warm, friendly welcome and efficient service on collection beats the supermarkets every time! – Melanie Coene
Once again the turkey was absolutely delicious, thank you. The experience of booking it, paying for it, and collecting it (I was made to feel very welcome while waiting) was all effortless. I wouldn't go anywhere else – Oli Adams
Our turkey from you was excellent. We were very grateful for your help as our son asked us late to help out getting a turkey and you were very helpful. We have bought from you before – Janet & Jim Burton
We have been customers for several year and each year have been delighted with the turkeys. This year is no exception. Turkey was very well cleaned. Staff were really friendly and helpful at pickup. The turkey was delicious!, Many thanks. Look forward to next year! – Nancy Oxenham
once again, the bird you gave us this year was fantastic! I bathed her for 24 hours in water, oranges, star anise and a few other things, and then on a 6 hour roast with a sausage or two and a bit of a stock (hers!). can't knock it - thank you so much. As usual, friendly staff in your shop. thank you Henrys.
A fabulous turkey and really appreciated the booklet and thermometer. Looking forward to next years turkey! – Catherine Rees
Peter, Meant to e-mail you say thanks for the particularly great turkey this year. Martyn and Terri Reid
Our Turkey was lovely as usual. We are happy with the procedure of ordering and the excellent collection service. Thankyou – Linda Sperrin
Absolutely fantastic turkey the whole family loved it, thank you! – Paul Blackshaw
We have been having Turkeys from yourselves for several years now but I must say this year the Turkey was amazing, thankyou so much You always meet our needs with getting the Turkey ready early as it travels over to France and you even remember the details of how we like the Turkey, calling to check - such amazing customer service thankyou and we will be coming back for many years to come – Zoe Maiden
We were very pleased with our turkey. It cooked well, tasted delicious and was well presented with fresh herbs and a useful cooking monitor. The inclusion of the booklet with cooking guidelines was extremely useful too. Will definitely be ordering in 2020! – Jill Dixon
After two years of supermarket turkeys yours was far superior and dare I say it gobbled up by the family! – Elizabeth Dodwell
I wanted to let you know that our turkey crown ordered for 2016 was really delicious, very easy to cook and just as good in a curry a few days after Christmas Day. We really enjoyed it! It's also good knowing where the turkey came from and that it was reared with access to the outdoors by a local farmer. What could be better?! Thanks very much. Claire Lowry
Very good as always but exceptional this year. With thanks Mr and Mrs J Gooch